I’ve been a fan of Jacqueline Sheehan’s for some time so this makes me extra happy. — Orly
My writing cave used to be a tiny room upstairs, with a small window that faced my neighbor’s house. I wrote two books there. Then, my second book, Lost & Found, sold well enough that it allowed me to add a room onto my house. I wanted a writing space that gave me a view of something beautiful. Now when I look up from my computer, I see my back yard and a beautiful pasture below my yard with the cows grazing from the farm at the vocational high school.
The space is large enough that I have a couch and room for the fancy desk that my brother found for me (which is much tidier when the lid is closed. But most importantly, I have a place of honor for the statue of Sojourner Truth who was my muse for my first novel, The Comet’s Tale. I spent ten years working on a committee to install a statue of Sojourner in my town in Massachusetts because Sojourner lived here for over a decade. This small statue in the photo was an artist’s model for consideration. The committee didn’t select this statue, but it was my favorite, so I bought if from the artist, Hsai Ying Wu. She is my companion while I write.
More about Jacqueline
Jacqueline Sheehan is a New York Times Bestselling author. She is also a psychologist. A New Englander through and through, she spent twenty years living in Oregon, California, and New Mexico doing a variety of things, including house painting, photography, freelance journalism, clerking in a health food store, and directing a traveling troupe of high school puppeteers.