Hi, today Sibelle Stone is guest blogging about her book Whistle Down the Wind...Enjoy!
One of the loveliest gifts I received this year was an office of my own. My husband did most of the design and all of of the building. We had a space that we weren’t using anymore for the extra bedroom. We determined since it was a fairly large room, we could split it and use half for an office and half for a TV room, the part of the room is now referred to as the “man cave”.
I knew right from the start that I wanted a Victorian/Steampunk vibe in the room. We’ve collected antiques for many years, so we began to search for furniture that would represent the right time period, but also be useful.
We headed down to Portland, Oregon for one of the biggest antique markets in the country. It was so large, we needed two days to get through it, and even then, we didn’t see everything. We just got so tired we had to give up.
And we found some amazing pieces. My husband had purchased an antique book case that was sized perfectly for the room. The fact that it had skeleton keys to open the cabinet made it even more perfect. We added a large library table, and found a filing cabinet that needed a little TLC. With some wax, a few fixes and elbow grease, it was perfect.
An antique lamp form the early 1900’s provides illumination. The accessories were added slowly, with curtains, rods with glass finails and a small carpet from Pottery Barn along with, a chair dressed in a red and gold fabric, the room was fully furnished. Finally, at Steamcon in October, I found the perfect art for the room.
I can now sit at my desk, in my well-furnished office and dream up storylines, work on blogging and update my websites.
And sometimes I just gaze out the window at the mountain behind our house and daydream. Isn’t that what creative space is for?
What would your perfect office look like?
Book One The Mystic Moon Series - Featuring the Glyndwr sisters
Genre: Historical romance with paranormal elements
Publisher: Moon Valley Publishing
Page count: 360
Short Book Blurb: Escaping from the persecution of the European witch hunts, a powerful witch with the ability to control the wind joins forces with a handsome Cavalier on a mission to save the King of England and the colony of Virginia while a dangerous stranger hunts them both. Book One: Mystic Moon Series.
Sibelle Stone is the pseudonym for award winning historical romance author Deborah Schneider. Sibelle writes sexy steampunk and paranormal stories, filled with magic, mad scientists, dirigibles, automatons, and creatures that would scare the panties off Deborah. In her spare time Sibelle enjoys dressing up in Victorian ensembles, modding play guns into something that looks a bit more sinister and wearing hats.
Author Bio: Deborah Schneider
A lifelong love of American history led Deborah Schneider from teaching high school to writing novels. Her first book, Beneath A Silver Moon won the Molly award for “Most Unsinkable Heroine” from the Heart of Denver chapter of RWA and was later a finalist in the New Historical Voice Contest in 2000. Her most recent release Promise Me won the 2011 EPIC Award for Best Western Romance. Her first steampunk story, NoOrdinary Love was published in fall 2011. Deborah is employed by the busiest and best library system in the U.S. She’s received the “Open Book Award” from Pacific Northwest Writers and was named “Librarian of the Year” by Romance Writers of America in 2009.
Now for the Giveway:
Sibelle is giving away a copy of Beneath a Silver Moon -winner’s choice of format -either a free Ebook or a print copy- and a One $10 Starbucks Gift Card open to US Shipping.
Please leave a comment for Sibelle by answering her question (remember to leave your email address). The winner will be chosen next week.