Author Desk: Rhiannon Hart

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Rhiannon Hart, author of the Books of Lharmell, is currently on tour in the blogosphere and we have been fortunate to capture her for a day and have her share her workspace with us.

At the bottom of this post you will find some information about the other stops on the Blood Storm Blog Tour, please take the time to check them out. We also have the Blood Storm review right HERE on Beauty and Lace which went live not long before the tour began.

I would like to thank Rhiannon for taking the time to stop by and wish her the best of luck for the remainder of the tour and with the Lharmell series, with which I am in love and can’t wait for the third book.

So let’s head down the Author Desk corridor and check out where Lharmell was created…

What is on your desk?

A laptop computer, a tall glass of tea, a notebook, a mobile phone, a cat on a quilt or in her box. Sometimes edits, sometime reference books. Even if I’m not intending to use it, I have to have my notebook nearby. (I once LOST my notebook. I was stood up for a date and went to meet my friends for cocktails. Emotional distress and cocktails do not a healthy mix make. It parted ways with me in a bar in Richmond, never to be seen again.) And I never sit down at my desk without some sort of tea. “Desk” is a pretty fluid term. I often don’t write at the desk in my room. It makes me feel shut away. And honestly, my bedroom is usually a mess of clothes. You can usually find me at the dining table, and sometimes on the couch.

What shouldn’t be on your desk?

The cat, if she’s boisterous. Both the desk images show her sitting on my edits. She has a habit of zeroing in on exactly the place I’m paying the most attention. My mobile shouldn’t be there, but I’ll only have to get up and find it if it buzzes, usually because of Twitter. (I shouldn’t be on Twitter either.)

Tiv desk edits

Why does this area motivate you?

I’m comfortable anywhere in the house as long as it’s not too noisy or sunny. The glare makes it hard to see the screen. It has to be comfortable too, as I have a lot of back problems. I really shouldn’t be on the couch for that matter.

Are there any items of particular significance?

I used to have a beautiful orange wall hanging made of Indian saris in front of me when I wrote at my old apartment. When stuck I would gaze at it. I think that’s why so many dresses turned up in Blood Song. It’s not on the wall now, but on an armchair. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to part with it.

How often do you spend in this workspace each day?

At least two hours, often in the morning before work. I don’t think I realised this when I began. But less than a third of my hours in which I’m working I’m actually writing. For Blood Song, I spent an incredible amount of time researching agents and querying them. Now I don’t have to, thank goodness, but publicity work takes up a lot of time, writing guest posts and talking to bloggers. And then there’s all the time Googling yourself and refreshing Goodreads, which happens far too much the month a book comes out …

Thank you for having me!

Blood Storm blog tour graphic

The Blood Storm Blog Tour September 20-30

September 20 –  Inkcrush
September 21 –  Refracted Light
September 22 – Little Book Owl
September 23 – Intrepid Reader Blog
September 24 – The Rest is Still Unwritten
September 25 – Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic
September 26 – The Tale Compendium
September 27 – Larissa Book Girl
September 28 – The Eclectic Reader
September 28 – Beauty & Lace
September 29 – Treasured Tales for Young Adults
September 30 – Ticket to Anywhere

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