Author Work Spaces: Radine Trees Nehring

After writing in all kinds of “Okay if I use this space now?” locations for a number of years, it was a wonder and a marvel to have an office of my own as part of our new home after we moved to Arkansas in 1988.  I immediately put up my “DO NOT DISTURB, Writer at Work” sign over the door and did, indeed, go to work. Bliss, and it sure made it easier to write every day since I didn’t have to clear up everything to set the breakfast table for a meal, or shove work to the side while my husband used our one desk for record-keeping and writing checks. My second “all for me” office is the one you see here...

Author Work Spaces: Joseph Finder Jul23

Author Work Spaces: Joseph Finder

  JOSEPH FINDER is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve previous novels, including The Fixer, Suspicion, Vanished, and Buried Secrets. Finder’s international bestseller Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writers’s Thriller Award for Best Novel of 2006. Other bestselling titles include Paranoia and High Crimes, which both became major motion pictures.  His latest, GUILTY MINDS, came out on July 19th. He i a founding member of the International Thriller Writers Association, is active in the Boston Book Festival, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and lives in...

Author Work Spaces: Jonathan Stone Jul09

Author Work Spaces: Jonathan Stone

Here it is. In all its glorious discomfort, annoyance, and frustration, though supreme reliability. My regular seat on the 8:01 from Talmadge Hill to Manhattan. It’s an hour and four minute commute in to New York in the morning, and the same back out at the end of the day. I’ve written seven novels here, and I can hardly believe it myself. In truth, my “regular” seat has moved around a little. When I started writing on the train, in 1998, laptops were comparatively big and clumsy, and I had to sit in the seats that face each other at either end of the train car so my laptop wouldn’t bump against the seat in front of me. (When I started...

Author Work Spaces: Julie Hyzy

The first two are wall maps I use far more often than I ever expected. My husband made the yellow shelves beneath the world map for me for our first Christmas when we were dating. The third one is my (always) messy desk, decorated with awards and with lovely handmade gifts from my kids. The last one is a watercolor I painted for my dad years ago of our family dog, Buttons. She was great and totally my dad’s dog. When my father passed away, my brother gave the painting back to me. And now Buttons watches over my shoulder when I’m writing. Julie Hyzy Julie Hyzy’s very first job had her flipping burgers and chopping onions at...

Author Work Space: John Beyer Jun25

Author Work Space: John Beyer

‘A writer’s workspace must be large enough to accommodate those things which will inspire the writer to write. A room large enough to host guests to discuss world events – room enough for a glass of sherry and perhaps a quartet singing a new song. Stop – okay, a reality check – a desk, a keyboard, a pen and pad of paper, are all a writer needs. Inspiration does not need anything more than imagination – my study is eclectic from the travels my wife and I have done through the years. Sometimes it is messy and sometimes neat – but always – always – I remember the purpose of my study and that is to write.’ John Beyer Former...