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From the Desk of…
Annette “Malachite” Blair
After twenty-three years, my office and the master bedroom mysteriously switched places. We painted the office “Calm” (white) and lined the walls with six glass-fronted bookcases. Dusty books torture my allergies but the antiquarian research books, most of which I hauled home from England, are necessary and gather less dust behind glass. You can see my huge new U-shaped desk in the pictures and my Aeron chair which is “exactly” my size and is good for my back. Beneath my new magnetic vision board is a sofa table with storage cubbies. Oh and the view out my window behind my easy chairs was taken at the time of day called the gloaming.
As great as the room looked, it wasn’t until my books were finally taken out of storage and moved into their bookcases that the room embodied my dream office. They’re like old friends, and surrounded by them I am creatively at home.
Note the bookcase with the black Romance sign on top. It houses all my British research and two of my writing buddies, stuffed bears named Bronte and Austen. Hailing from London, they’ve cheered me o for more than thirty years through forty-five books. Yes, I write Historicals (Hey, I’m a Jewel), but I also write Contemporary Paranormal Romantic Comedies about witches and dragons set in Salem, MA, and a Vintage Magic Fashion Mystery series set in Mystic, Connecticut, one of which was my first New York Times Bestseller. I am currently working on Fangs for the Memories, the Dragon Tails Series, book 2.
While I love pure silence while creating a first draft, edits call for the soft instrumentals of yesteryear (menopause music, according to my son). Like most authors, I don’t do all my writing in my office. I like to read a finished manuscript out loud to catch the mistakes. I do that on the deck, in the living room, even sitting in bed. My favorite spot is in the Jacuzzi, where I also get my best ideas.
Though I cleaned the mess of papers off my desk before I took pictures, I still hope you enjoyed seeing my dream space as much as I enjoyed showing it to you. Please visit me at my website www.annetteblair.com, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/annetteblairfans https://www.facebook.com/annettelague.blairauthor, or on Twitter http://twitter.com/annetteblair.
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