Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What Does My Office Look Like? Guest blog with Shari Richardson

What Does My Office Look Like?

What a fun question to answer! Very few things in my life are conventional and I must say that my “office” is definitely one of those unconventional things. My office literally consists of my iPad, a Bluetooth keyboard, and a flat surface. Optional, but still important elements include headphones and an iced coffee.

When I had an office in my home, I had to put a sign on my door to keep my ex-husband out when I was writing, but inevitably he would interrupt me. I learned, then, that to be productive, I must take my office on the road.

I’ve written entire books at the tables in coffee shops and books stores. My current favorite place is the tiny Starbucks around the corner from my house. The staff knows what I drink and where I like to sit. They make my iced coffee perfectly and no one bothers me. They let me sit, pump me full of caffeine, and wish me a good day when my fanny falls asleep and I decide it’s time to move on.

While Starbucks might be my favorite office, my actual office is really one of convenience. I keep my iPad and keyboard in my purse at all times. I’ve been known to pull them out and work for a few minutes here and there whenever a free moment presents itself. I’ve never been good at keeping a notebook around for ideas, but since I got my first iPad, I’ve never been without it when I needed to write something. Since I added my iPhone to the tech stash, my options have opened even further. I can quite literally write anywhere, anytime, and any way I find productive.

Well, that was my little window to show you all my erratic writing behavior and environment. I hope you find the right office and remember: No matter where you are, Hands On Keys, Typing Away Madly is the only way to tell your tale.

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Nine Lives: The Fifth Highland Home Novel
Shari Richardson
Highland Home, Book 5

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Publisher: Astral Plane Publishing

Date of Publication:  September 2012
ISBN: 978-1461070092

Book Description:

I felt a familiar ripple and knew it was too late for me. I saw her, so tiny, so perfect and I knew that I could die content. When Xavier admitted his love for me, I was complete.

Kerry Cote's story may sound familiar, but it's not. Sure there are a lot of unmarried, pregnant teenagers in the world, but how many of them know the child they carry is a miracle? How many have a vampire body guard? How many are alone because the mother of us all and the father of all vampires has a jealous daughter who covets the baby's father? Kerry must survive to bring her child into the world, for if she fails, humanity may not survive.

Mourning Sun

I should have known when he walked into my life that things would never be the same. Hadn't I dreamed of him and the things he'd done before I was born? If only he weren't so fascinating, so beautiful, so much more than any other guy. Maybe then I could walk away.

Mairin Cote is a magnet for weird. Her dreams come true, she can see auras and her mother is in love with an angel. Now the monsters are finding her too. Vampires, demigods and werepanthers have flocked to this small town girl who must find a way to keep her family safe, love the man of her dreams, and navigate the shark-infested waters of Highland Home High School.

Captured Sun

My first kiss was going to be my last, but it was worth it. His cool lips, his sweet taste, they were my salvation. I would never regret it, no matter what happened.

Mairin Cote thought loving a vampire was hard, but losing him to others of his kind was worse. When the death toll in East Hampton points to a rampaging vampire, the vampires and werepanthers must form an uneasy alliance to stop the destruction. To save the love of her life, Mairin must decide if living life without Mathias is worth risking an eternity with him.

Seven Days

The pain was sharp and deep, but it was nothing compared to the anguish in Xavier's eyes. I wanted to tell him I would be okay, but the words wouldn't come. The pain kept them at bay and even if I could have spoken, I knew the words would be a lie.

Kerry Cote has a pretty normal life for a teenager. Of course normal is a relative term. Her sister dates a vampire and her boyfriend turns furry once a month, but that's not the problem. It isn't until she meets the father of the man she loves that her whole existence narrows to a mere seven days.

Banished Sun

Eternity. How many times since Mathias came into my life had I considered it? Had I not taken risks that would have left us together for eternity? What I hadn't expected was to have the choice taken from us. Vampires are independent creatures and the old ones definitely don't like being bound to a human. When an ancient vampire comes to Highland Home bent on Mairin's destruction so he can free himself from his bond to her, Mathias is forced to choose between what he is and who he wishes to be.

About the Author:

Shari Richardson holds a master's degree in English Education and has spent much of her life teaching students the joy of reading and writing. Her love of writing began when she was in elementary school and has carried through her entire adult life. Shari lives in Pennsylvania with her two Chihuahuas.

1 comment:

Shari Richardson said...

Thank you so much for participating in the tour for my Highland Home series! I hope your readers enjoy the guest post.