Some of My Favorite Things

Hi friends, 

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by and spend a few minutes of your day with me. I really appreciate it! 

Readers are always curious what my office looks like and what I enjoy around me as I write. Writers are usually equally curious about other writers. We’re just a plan curious bunch. 

Today, I’m giving you an inside look at my wreck of an office. 


Here’s a picture of my desk, which is shockingly decently clean. Normally I have a little hole I can type on my keyboard in and see my monitor. The rest has stacks of paper, mail, research books, and the list goes on. I find it hard to work surrounded by clutter, so I sneak out to one of my sofas, curl up with a nice, hot cup of black coffee (the way nature intended it ☺) and some homemade trail mix (almonds, walnuts, dried cranberries and mini chocolate chips). Yum! It’s often my breakfast as I tend to be my most productive in the morning hours. 


A handful of years ago, everyone who knows me well would have laughed out loud at that statement. I was about as far from an early bird as you could get. I would stay up laid reading into the wee hours of the night and then sleep in as often as possible. For some reason, something shifted. Maybe it’s a sign I’m getting older. I am a grandma after all. Whatever the reason, I’m up often as the sun is rising. I have my first cup of coffee, read my Bible, grab my second cup and my snack and head for the couch to curl up and write. 

However, I do love my office space. It’s where I keep my research books, my story binders, copies of my books for giveaways, etc. It’s also where I keep the items that inspire and encourage me. 

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My mug collection. As much of a coffee lover as I am, you probably figured I collected the cups that hold my favorite drink. 


A sign from my daughter that means so much to me. 


A letter from one of my all-time favorite authors—Sue Grafton. 


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Question for you:

What’s your favorite room? What do you love about it? Do you collect anything to make the space more special to you?  As always, love hearing your answers. 

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