I had another author’s post scheduled for today, but it fell through, so you get me.
What is most special to me about my office is that it is mine, all mine, only mine and is devoted to my writing and nothing else. My husband I shared an office and computer until we built our current house in 2012. This only child needed a room of her own!
The space very much reflects me and who I am. I’m a pragmatic person, so my office is very functional. I don’t like to clutter it up with a lot of personal items–I need room to spread out and work. (When I worked in the corporate sector, my offices were the same. Other than a coffee cup, I never brought personal stuff to work). I like mission style furniture because of its simple lines. My L-shaped mission style desk was my first major purchase from book royalties and represented the turning point in my writing career–I had started making money!
I don’t have an accumulated mess on my desk, but by the end of each day, everything I’ve worked on is spread out (this isn’t as bad as it usually looks. When I planned to take a “messy” photo, I found that I was being much neater. Lol).
I have a nice window overlooking our front yard and the street, but that means I do get distracted by squirrels (bottom right of photo). I sometimes see deer and rabbits also.
Or maybe the squirrels have a view of me.
My cat’s scratch post is adjacent to my desk so she can supervise, but sometimes she can be a bit of a micromanager.
The few personal items I do have are corralled on my grandmother’s table in the corner. We have a lot of limestone in our area, and I found the “heart rock” in our yard. The shell is a holdover from our ocean-themed family room when we lived on an island. The cactus–“Little Cara”–was a gift from my husband who may have been insinuating I was “prickly.” I bought the mug at a writer’s conference auction. The flower petals are pages from a book, and I liked the sentiment printed on the mug, “We create our tomorrows by what we do today.”
Cara Bristol writes character driven science fiction romance with humor, heart, and heat. She loves introducing new readers to science fiction romance and likes to say she writes sci-fi for readers who don’t like sci-fi. She’s been a number one best seller in multiple categories on Amazon and has hit the USA Today bestseller list twice! She has three science fiction romance series: the action-packed Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance cyborg series; the dark, intense Breeder series; and the new light and funny Alien Mate series. When she’s not writing (ha ha ha – she’s almost always writing) she enjoys traveling to exotic destinations and chillaxin’ with her favorite reality TV shows. Cara lives in Missouri with her own alpha hero, her husband.
Hunted by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 6)
Billionaire Carter Aymes, director of Cyber Operations, a covert cyborg force, devotes his wealth and life to saving others, rescuing hostages and other victims from desperate situations. His ultimate mission is to hunt down and eliminate Lamani, the alien terrorist mastermind, before he conquers the galaxy.
When Carter hires Beth O’Shea, a vulnerable but courageous woman with connections to his past, their attraction is immediate and strong, but he knows getting involved with her is a bad idea. He’s her boss, and he has way too many classified projects to protect to risk letting someone get close.
Rejected by the progenitors who cloned her, Beth is determined to live a normal human life, beginning by getting an ordinary job with a security firm. But, from the start, she questions the extraordinary secrecy surrounding the organization. She can’t help but wonder about the tall, muscled, larger-than-life director who gave her a chance when she desperately needed one. Could he ever be romantically interested in a woman like her, in a clone?
When Beth is attacked, they both realize how short and tenuous life is, and their mutual attractions becomes to powerful too resist.
As their relationship heats up, so does the urgency to capture Lamani before he can unleash a stealth weapon at a critical planetary Summit meeting. With time running out, Carter discovers that stopping Lamani may require sacrificing Beth’s life.
Will Carter be able to rescue her, or will his new love be the one person he can’t save?
Hey! I was only the pinch hitter! See other author offices here:
Tasha Black | M.K. Eidem | Susan Grant | Laurie Green | A.M. Griffin | Michelle Howard | Pauline Baird Jones | Eve Langlais | Alexis Glynn Latner | Sue Lyndon | Charmaine Pauls| Sabine Priestley | Veronica Scott| Jessica Subject | S.E. “Susan” Smith | Carol Van Natta | Anna Zaires