I’VE BEEN ASKED: What does your writing space look like? Well, it’s much like a turret in a castle–with a spectacular view of our bay and the evergreen forests beyond. It’s really an upstairs dormer room we added to our home years ago, accessed only by a wrought iron spiral staircase. Sounds very Rapunzel-like, don’t you think?
IT’S ALSO IN MY CREATIVE SPACE that you’ll discover I love anything Celtic. With my Irish and Scottish roots, it’s not hard to figure out. In fact, the very first novel I wrote took place in 18th century Scotland, and on the wall across from my desk hang my “visuals” of the genre–two Claymore swords, a Scottish targe, or spiked shield; a spear, a dirk, even a double- headed mace. I’ve got a regular arsenal at my fingertips, so beware those who disturb me while writing. 🙂 One of my favorite pastimes each year is to attend the Scottish Highland Games in the Seattle area, where pipe bands, Haggis, and caber tossing abound. Occasionally I really get into the spirit by dressing up in my Irish Princess costume, so you might see me strolling past the kilts and Irish brogues in my snood, cape, and gown! Though my current novel isn’t about the Celts, I hope one day to write more stories in that setting.