It will also give you glimpse at one of the ways I immerse myself in the world of my books. I'm also a graphic designer and love the visual representations of the characters in my Legacy Series and what's important to them.
For instance, the heroine in LIVING THE LEGACY is the owner of a small cafe with the ambience of an Old West mining town. So one of the pictures on her storyboard is a beautiful old wood cookstove of black cast iron with decorative silver doors and moldings. (I found places online that sell replicas of these stoves and have added this to my "someday" wish list.)
My computer faces the storyboards on my wall so I can see the world of my Legacy Series at a glance. Not so cool are the stacks of paper behind and to the side of me--probably several trees worth. In addition to copies of graphic projects I have done and info related to the business side of writing, I have a lot of information for my books. Notes from when I was starting the Legacy Series. Research info. Scene outline forms. Printed drafts--as well as e-mails about promotion and blog tours and other information that I gotta remember. However messy my office may seem, I do have a general idea of what is in each stack. :)
Outside my office is rain, rain and more rain! I've lived in Oregon all my life and even I have noticed it's been a wet couple of years here in Oregon. The upside to this is I don't have to water my yard and flowers much. Mother Nature has been taking care of that chore.
You may also notice most of my books include a house with beautiful flowers, another one of my passions that seeps into my stories.
I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse into my world. In sharing my view with you, I've been reminded how very fortunate I am to be surrounded by things I love.
Many thanks to Judy at My World of Dreams for hosting me and giving me the chance to do something else I enjoy: give out goodies to readers! Each week in July, one commenter drawn at random will receive a $10 gift certificate to Powell's Books (online or brick-and-mortar store). In addition, everyone who comments will have their name tossed in the cyber-hat for a drawing at the end of July for a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Thank you all!
About the Author:
My Web site: www.GenieGabriel.com
My LEGACY blog: http://oshealegacyseries.blogspot.com/