This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Jody will be awarding a small gift of scented bath items, which are tied to the story, to a random commenter at each stop. One randomly drawn commenter and one host will win a prize which includes a CD, again tied to the book, with scented bath items, to an overall commenter and a host. She will also have bookmarks for any commenter who would like one and included in each of the gifts.
Judy, thank you for hosting me as a guest blogger today at My World of Dreams. It’s a pleasure to be here. My dream of becoming a published author have come true with the publication of my debut novel, Florida Heat, by Melange Books, LLC.
I chuckled when you asked me to talk about the view inside my writing space and the view outside my window. You see, I have an office dedicated to my writing but I rarely use it. Located in the basement of our house, it has no windows and the room temperature is frigid. Over a year ago, I repainted and reorganized trying to make it feel more like my space—my office. The outcome was great as pictured below, but I can’t fix how cold the room temperature is. I made the choice to get rid of my office chair years ago and now sit on an exercise ball when in my office.
|Look for the glass cherry. Did you find it? If you look closely at the bulletin board, you can see the pictures of my hero and heroine in my current work in progress.|
|Is the deck calling out to you for help? Ignore it. It will get help some day. Look at all the green around me. Isn’t it wonderful.|
In the fall, my view is filled with varying shades of red, orange and gold leaves, and the unfortunate browning of green grass. Winter brings the beauty of glistening white snowfalls. When I look to my right, out the patio door, I can measure the depth and see the layers from the past snowfalls. With spring, the windows and doors open to let in fresh air and help the stale air exit from the house.
When I do find my way to my office and work in there, the lack of view can be a plus because I don’t have the distractions you find out a window. In the basement office I’m surrounded by reminders of what I’m working on, what I’ve achieved and who’s helped me get there. Right now I’m working on a story that takes place in Minnesota and I have pictures up on a bulletin board for visuals. I did this for Florida Heat as well. The glass cherry on my desk shelf is from Ms. Cherry Adair. I attended a workshop and she gave a few away to watch over those who needed her to watch over them. She watched over me while I worked at polishing Florida Heat for publication.
Trent, my hero, has two offices in his home. One he runs the ranch business out of and you see in the second chapter when Trent meets Maggie, my heroine, for the first time. His second office really isn’t much of an office and Maggie shows you while taking a tour of Trent’s home in chapter eight.
I’m interested in hearing about reader’s offices. Do you have a designated home office? Does the office hold more than office items, i.e. exercise equipment? Are there others like myself who have a designated space but go elsewhere? If you have a view, what do you see? Please feel free to ask any other question(s) you’d like. As a thank you for visiting me today at Welcome to My World of Dreams, I will be giving away a small gift of scented items, which are tied to the story, to one lucky random person who leaves a comment.
All commenter’s from my Goddess Fish tour will also be entered into an overall commenter drawing. This gift includes a CD, again tied to the book, with scented items.
If any visitors today would like a bookmark, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org with their mailing information.
About the Author:
She has traveled throughout the United States, to the Bahamas and Cancun, Mexico. Between watching soccer games, scrapbooking and being the COO of the Vitek household, she writes contemporary romances.
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Scarred by her ordeal, Maggie Carlisle leaves her ex-husband’s drug life back in Texas. A man from her past seeks revenge, just as she meets and falls in love with Trent Randall.
Trent Randall, owner of a horse ranch and powerboat driver, loses focus of his life when Maggie shows up. After an accident, he wonders if she's worth the danger. However, his heart leads the way when he finds out she’s in trouble.