I love the sunshine. If I had my way, I’d live in a fishbowl so I could soak up as much sunlight as possible. My office is in the corner of our house with wall-to-wall windows. To bring even more of the outdoors inside, I painted a mural along the top border with vines, red berries, honey bees, and hummingbirds.
To make the environment more relaxed and less office-like, I have furnished it with shabby-chic antiques. I work on an old teacher’s desk from the 1950s and have a distressed credenza. Behind me, within easy reach are floor-to-ceiling bookshelves which house the reference material I need for the novel I’m working on.
I only have one wall in the study and on that wall is an old mercantile cabinet from the 1800s. The potato bins hold my files, the whatnot drawers hold office supplies, the shelves hold my bills and awards.
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Deeanne—known to her family, friends, and fans as Dee—has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captivated readers everywhere with her original historical and contemporary novels. A favorite among readers and reviewers alike, her popular titles include A Bride Most Begrudging, A Bride in the Bargain, and Maid to Match. Her latest book, It Happened at the Fair (available now), is her ninth published novel.
A popular speaker, Gist’s presentations have been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and in other publications. The Wall Street Journal’s accompanying online video was the most watched video on the FrontPageWSJ.com website for several days following their feature.
Gist has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People, Parents, Parenting, Family Fun, Houston Chronicle and Orlando Sentinel. She is also the creator of I Did It!®, a parenting line of products. Gist lives in Houston, Texas with her husband of thirty years. The couple has four grown children.
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