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Where I Write

For this Meet an Author Monday blog hop, all us authors are talking about where we like to write, and including photos.  So, here goes!

I’m not a sit-at-a-desk-and-write kind of person. I use a laptop to write, and it goes everywhere.  My absolute favorite place to write, though is at my dining room table:

I have plenty of space to spread out, enough light, and the sound of the fountain outside the window. I don’t mean to tease all of you under snow right now, but I took this photo yesterday. (I love California!)

As I said, my laptop goes with me all over, so I spend time writing all kinds of places. My kids are both musicians, so I do a lot of writing while waiting for lessons to finish.  My car becomes my mobile office:

No, I DON’T WRITE WHEN I’M DRIVING – just when I’m parked in front of the music store! My car has a great sound system, so I can crank the tunes while I write.

I do have an office, though, and that’s where I do the bulk of my editing.  That’s the real work of writing for me, and I can’t have any distractions when trying to find that new, “right” word or sentence.  I am a pile-er, not a file-er by nature, so my desk is messy.  Rather than clean it (truth in advertising and all) I distorted things a little.  I’ve found that squinting at a mess makes it look pretty, and takes away a little of that “I really should be cleaning” guilt. 😀

FUN FACT ABOUT ROBIN:

What you can’t see to the left is my 30 slot paper shelf.  Some people collect shoes – I’m a paper and label fiend. Address labels, card stock, Astrobrites paper…I love them all.  Why hand-write something when you can print it on a sticker?

Thanks for visiting my little writing world!  Now I put the question to you: Where do YOU like to READ?

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Book Trailer is Here! And Another Excerpt

Without further ado:

A huge, HUGE thank you goes to my daughter, Megan, for composing and performing the music! Yes, I’m an extremely proud mom, but she is AMAZING!

Now about those blue eyes… Remember Mr. Sexy-From-The-Back? There’s a lot more to him than a finely-tailored tux.

Chase looked great, but he was only one of an entire herd of GQ-worthy, immaculate men—a stunning sight in their matching tuxedos. One of the guys I recognized as Mitch’s classmate, and a couple more were from the rodeo team, though I’d never seen them this clean before. The rest were anonymously good looking. They whispered to each other, playing with their ties or cuff links while they waited for their turn to show someone to their seat.

It was my first and only high school dance all over again.

Chase caught my eye and pointed to his neat bow tie before he questioned the guests in line ahead of me. I gave him a thumbs up, happy I could contribute something to Mitch’s big day. I stepped forward, expecting the I-got-stuck-with-her look from the next piece of eye candy.

A tall, lean stranger approached, stealing my breath.

He didn’t look directly at me at first, so he missed my Exorcist-like double take. I had two heartbeats to collect myself—and to shut my gaping mouth. The guy I’d seen with Chase earlier moved toward me so smoothly he seemed to skate across the carpet.

I recognized his movie-star hair immediately, the molten-chocolate waves just touching his collar, divided by a soft part just right of center. My previous assumption had been correct; he was exceedingly handsome. I drank in his flawless face, tracing his bold cheekbones and square, strong chin with my eyes, trying to find a suitable description for what I was witnessing. The word that came to mind wasn’t stunning or exquisite, though both were appropriate; it was familiar. This animated David reminded me of someone. Before I could put a name to his doppelganger, he turned to look at me, and all thought vanished. His eyes were the brightest blue I’d ever seen, and when our gaze met, time stopped.

Only eight more days until you can read the WHOLE story…and don’t forget to enter to win an autographed copy at goodreads.com.

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