#AuthorsIn Space: Vivien Jackson’s ‘office’ is wherever she happens to be…

By Vivien Jackson

Heya. Thanks, Cara, for letting me stop by and picspam your snazzy blog! I was just reading through some of the other Writers in Space posts and whoa, y’all have this thing figured out. I mean, you have actual writing spaces that scream “here is where the magic happens!” Me, um, not so much.

Truth is, I write wherever my computer is. And since I typically write on a laptop, my “office” can be pretty much anywhere. The bulk of Perfect Gravity happened in a coffee shop here in Austin called Genuine Joe’s. Amazing latte, kooky sense of humor, fantastic neo-SalvationArmy décor. Sometimes the stuffed unicorn hangs out and watches over my shoulder.

She’s super judgy, as you can tell. Up by the coffee counter, they employees have taped up a bunch of comics and memes. My fave:

Of course, the coffee itself is the superstar.

Deadlines rode me pretty hard last year, which meant I wrote straight through a few holidays, so for a couple of weeks in June while the rest of my family was snorkeling and having a blast on the Playa del Carmen, I wrote here.

Not that I’m complaining.

When I’m at home and writing, there’s an upstairs desk built especially for super-short-person me (note the complete set of Lord of the Rings above and the badass Crusader standee).

Fandom posters complete the look.

Or sometimes I just kick my feet up on the back porch, let the tiny dogs yap their little heads off, and write in the wild.

Basically, any place and every place is my office, ‘cause the made-up world is always way more important.

Vivien Jackson bio

Vivien Jackson writes fantastical, futuristic, down-home salacious kissery. Her debut science fiction romance, Wanted and Wired, was selected as an Amazon Best Book of 2017 in the romance category. The sequel, Perfect Gravity, was a Best Romance of the Month. A devoted Whovian Browncoat Sindarin Jedi gamer, Viv has a degree in English, which just means she’s read gobs of stuff in that language. With her similarly geeky partner, children, and hairy little pets, she lives in Austin, Texas, and social medias way more than she ought.

Visit more author offices here:

Tasha Black |Cara BristolM.K. EidemSusan Grant | Laurie Green | A.M. Griffin |  Michelle HowardPauline Baird Jones | Eve Langlais |  Alexis Glynn Latner | Sue Lyndon |  Charmaine Pauls|  Sabine Priestley |  Veronica ScottJessica Subject | S.E. “Susan” SmithCarol Van Natta | Anna Zaires

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6 Responses to #AuthorsIn Space: Vivien Jackson’s ‘office’ is wherever she happens to be…

  1. Liza O'Connor says:

    I wouldn’t get anything done in a coffee shop. I need absolute silence. and I don’t like coffee but your cuppa is very pretty.

  2. Very fun post. And aha! Another Star Wars poster and standee writing space filler-upper. It was fun to get a peek at your writing environs.

    Love that you can manage to write while totally mobile, too! Me, not so much. :/

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Thanks, Laurie, for visiting and commenting. I love comments, but most people visit, then go to Facebook & comment! And thanks for being my first Authors in Space author.

  3. I laughed at the super judgey unicorn. Coffee shop writing gets me my highest sprints on wordcount. Something about people watching sparksmy creativity too

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Sometimes getting away from the desk works wonders. That’s when I get my best plotting ideas. I love Viv’s cat meme.

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