I’ve been a fan of Heather Webb’s for years, so of course I wanted to know where she writes. 🙂
Since I began writing, I’ve dreamed of a she-shed that looks like this gorgeous little fairy house in someone’s back yard, where I can hole up and write, undisturbed. Surrounded by the magic of the forest, or perhaps overlooking the ocean. It’s no wonder I have these dreams as most of my writing is done at my desk in my over-crowded bedroom (really, Husband, I’m working. Can you stop asking me where the ketchup is in the fridge?), at my kitchen table while the neighborhood kids are streaming through the house, or at my “office”, aka Starbucks.
I consider Starbucks not only my office, but my home away from home. An oasis in an uncivilized world where one can order a steaming latte, put in their earbuds, and make magic at the keyboard. When I’m stuck, I can always watch the college students and professors pour through the doors and eavesdrop on their riveting conversations about keg parties. (And I can also make fun of their endless use of the word “literally”.)
When I need to procrastinate, I head over to the register and stock up on garbage stress food to nibble, chat with the baristas about their hopes and dreams and their favorite version of a coffee beverage, and wave to the pack of cops that spread out at their own table. And no, they don’t have donuts—a disappointment, I know—but they do order triple buckeye venti bold monstrosities so they can fight crime with caffeine.
Here is a picture of my preferred workstation. In fact, I’ll be there tomorrow morning…
Heather Webb is the international bestselling author of historical novels, including her latest Last Christmas in Paris, The Phantom’s Apprentice, and the upcoming Meet Me in Monacoset to the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s wedding which releases in summer 2019. Her works have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,Entertainment Weeklyand more, as well as received national starred reviews. In 2015, Rodin’s Loverwas selected as a Goodreads Top Pick, and in 2017, Last Christmas in Parisbecame a Globe & Mailbestseller and also won the 2018 Women’s Fiction Writers Association STAR Award. When not writing, you may find Heather collecting cookbooks or looking for excuses to travel. She lives in New England with her family and one feisty rabbit.
Before I read the first line of this post, I glanced at the she-shed and thought, “No wonder she writes great books!”