By Alexis Glynn Latner
I live in a condo in a perfect part of Houston beside a bayou where I take creative walks. When I moved in eight years ago, the best office space, with the best creative energy, turned out to be the corner of the living room by the balcony door. So that’s where my office is! As you can see, I created a kind of writing compound there. 🙂
Office spaces have experienced drastic changes over the years and home offices have proved to be an interesting offshoot of the working environment in the 21st century. Click here to see USC Price’s infographic on the development of the office space.
Being where I can see the sky and my balcony plants makes this a good place for me to write. (That’s a balcony flamingo on the other side of the glass.) The wall over my computer is empty—the better for my imagination to paint stars and worlds. I write in quiet (no music, no radio)—the better to hear my characters talking, which is how I know a story is alive: the characters talk to each other and VERY occasionally to me.
The rest of the living room is a sitting area when I meet with writing coaching clients. That’s where I have space art and a long wall full of bookshelves. And when I have my supper club or my poetry appreciation group over, either of which is a lot of people for the space I available, I compress the writing compound—the desk slides in; there’s a low rolling cabinet; and a file cabinet is on wheels. In the case of the supper club, somebody ends up with a chair and place setting in space that’s usually office!
Alexis Glynn Latner writes science fiction and fantasy romantic adventure. Her science fiction novel Hurricane Moon was published by Pyr in 2007 and again by Avendis Press in 2014 with the sequels Downfall Tide in 2015, Star Crossing in 2016, and Helldive coming in late 2017. Her science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery stories have appeared in the magazines Analog and Amazing and in various online, print and e-book anthologies. She works at the Fondren Library at Rice University in Houston and teaches creative writing through Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. For real life adventure and the romance of flight, she is a sailplane pilot.
Alexis Glynn Latner is the author of Mascot in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2.
Daya Tattujayan is the manager of a remote and nearly derelict space mining station. She has plenty of problems to deal with even before the interstellar syndicate that owns the station sends an auditor to check up on her work.
Rik Gole is a nomadic interstellar auditor with no roots to tie him down. He is ruthless when he has to be and very good at what he does, but Rik would be the first to admit that a woman like Daya and a place like this station are way outside of his previous experience.
Before Daya and Rik can decide whether they are antagonists, allies, or something more, an unexpected enemy attacks the station. To save their lives, they must dare to trust each other. And they need help from a very unconventional defender—Daya’s mysterious alien pet, the mascot of Star Corner Station.
A space station manager and an interstellar auditor must work through their antagonism and attraction to each other while the station comes under attack. Then the station mascot enters the fray!
Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2
The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journhbits of eying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!
10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.
Release date: October 10, 2017 ~ Preorder now!
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