Author Work Spaces: Matt Cairn Nov29

Author Work Spaces: Matt Cairn

My diamond workspace I work in a diamond-shaped room, roughly ten by ten feet. And when I say diamond-shaped I really mean it. Not like the diamond on a playing card (basically a slightly stretched square turned on its point) but the precious sort. You know, flat at the top with two really short sides at each end and two really long ones forming a downward triangle. The sort a crook holds up to the light in a bad heist movie. The funny thing is that I’ve only just realized it now, while writing this text. Five years of being in here, all day most days, and I pretty much thought it was square. How’s that for observant? I should be a writer…...

Five artists: Matt Cairns

      Five artists who have helped shape the course of my life   C.S.Lewis (deceased), author of children’s dreams As a kid, I couldn’t get enough of the Narnia Chronicles. I owned the entire series, reading each book more than once. Monsters, magic, mythical creatures, with real human kids in amongst it. Real human kids! (You have no idea how many wardrobes I climbed into, and how gutted I was when the back wall was, well, a back wall.) And then there was Aslan, the talking Lion. How cool was he? Everyone had their favorites. Mine was The Voyage of the Dawntreader. I can’t quite remember why (old age does that), but I think it...