By Elle James
My office is on the second floor of my house in an odd shaped bedroom that fits it perfectly. I love the long wall of bookshelves that are brimming with my books, writing and research books, and books of other authors I love or hope to read when I have spare time on my hands. Ha! I’m fortunate to have a walk-in closet to store the boxes of books I receive from Harlequin, mailing supplies, my promotional items and old uniforms from my time in the military.
My desk is large and I’m working on getting two monitors up and running for when I’m working on updating my websites or creating promotional graphics. I love my computer and software I have to work with. Yeah, it’s the IT professional geek in me coming out!
I have two windows that overlook my back yard which dives into a wooded ravine. On any given day I can stare out at the beauty of Northwest Arkansas and see deer crossing my yard, or lying there after they’ve eaten their fill of the hosta plants in my front garden. I’ve seen fox, hawks, raccoons and chipmunks from my window and a fun array of hummingbirds that come to feast on the sugar water we put out for them during their migration.
I love the changing seasons I witness through my windows when I rise from my desk to stretch and think through my next scene. My office is my haven, a place I go to escape into new and exciting places I write about.
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Award-winning author ELLE JAMES grew up as an air force military brat. She received her work ethic from her father, her creative streak from her mother and inspiration from her writing partner and sister.
A former member of the Army Reserve and a current member of the Air Force Reserve, she’s traveled across the US and Germany, managed a full-time job, and raised three wonderful children. She and her husband even tried their hands at ranching exotic birds (ostriches, emus and rheas). Ask her, and she’ll tell you what it’s like to go toe-to-toe with an angry 350 pound bird and live to tell about it.