Have you ever wondered where your favourite writers do
their work? Look no farther than The Write Spot, a bi-weekly author series
spotlighting the many and varied places where writers write.
My special guest for this twenty-fifth edition is romance
author, Tracey J. Lyons. An Amazon Top Ten bestselling historical romance
author of the Women of Surprise series, Tracey sold her first book on 9/9/99!
Her books have been translated into several languages and are available in
print, digital and audio formats. Tracey lives with her husband in New York's
Hudson Valley region. She has appeared on the award winning Cox Cable
Television show, Page One, and on the
stage of Lady Jane's reading salon in New York City. She holds membership in
Romance Writers of America, American Fiction Christian Writers and Novelists
Inc. A true upstate New Yorker, Tracey believes you should write what you know.
Her historical romances are all set in the New York State area. Tracey
considers herself a small town gal who writes small town romances.
This is Tracey's bright and spacious Write Spot:
Welcome, Tracey! What
makes this The Write Spot for you?
This is my third home office relocation, but by far my
favorite spot. Situated right outside my bedroom door I only have to tumble out
of bed and I'm at my desk in seconds. I really like having a window to look
out, though this one peers into my neighbor's side yard. So some days I feel
like I'm playing I-spy!
Sounds like the perfect set-up. After all, people watching is a very important part of every writer's job. ;-)
than your computer or laptop, what's the one thing you couldn't be without in
your Write Spot?
I love having a few favorite photos near my desk. This one, from the Chatham Book Store, Chatham, NY signing where my book is featured
right next to Bill Clinton's in the front window, still cracks me up!
the day of my signing this woman comes running into the store thinking she was
going to be seeing Bill Clinton. Imagine her surprise when she saw it was only
little old local author Tracey Lyons sitting there! And, no, she didn't stay
for my signing.
are you working on now?
Right now I'm in the middle of planning out the next
two books in the inspirational historical romance series that has its first
book, A Changed Agent, out right now.
And I'm toying with an idea for a sweet, but sassy contemporary series.
can readers find out more about you and your books?
When schoolteacher Elsie Mitchell meets rugged William
Benton on a train platform in Albany, it appears they have nothing in common.
He isn't the sort of fellow a proper young woman of the 1890s would ever speak
to, much less become involved with. But when she arrives at her small town in
the Adirondack Mountains, Elsie is offered a job as caregiver for this
mysterious out-of-towner's niece and nephew, who've been tragically orphaned.
Heartbroken for them, she accepts.
Unknown to her, William is an undercover Pinkerton
agent posing as a lumber-company foreman. He's never wanted family – his work
is too dangerous. Yet as Elsie transforms his house into a home and he spends
time with the children, he feels drawn to family life – and to Elsie.
As a good Christian, Elsie is troubled by William's
secrets…though she does find him intriguing. And when a sinister figure from
her past arrives, Elsie and William will have to trust in faith and newfound
love to protect their unlikely family from danger.
The Write Spot:
always been fascinated by what goes on behind the scenes. Whether it's
backstage photos from my favourite play, a peek into the kitchen where a chef
is working her culinary magic, or simply a glimpse through an uncurtained
window into a stranger's private world, there's an undeniable thrill of
discovery, a sense of secrets shared. It's no surprise, then, that I'm
immensely curious about where other writers do their work. I've blogged about
it before in this post about my own 'write spot' and so enjoyed the comments, I was inspired to launch a
regular feature here at stillpoint. Watch for The Write Spot every other
Wednesday and join me as I discover the many and varied places where writers
is the blog of Canadian author Cheryl Cooke Harrington
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