Welcome to my little corner of the world! I have a small office in my home, and this is where I do most of my writing.
What you see:
Inspiration board: Above my desk is a bulletin board where I pin pictures that inspire me for the book I am writing (character pictures, location pictures, clothing samples, etc.).
Reference books: I keep the books I use the most right at my fingertips.
Coffee mug: If I am writing, there IS a cup of coffee on my desk.
A candle: I love to burn candles while I am working.
What you don’t see:
Bookshelves: To the right of my desk are two huge bookshelves with the rest of my reference books. Yeah, there are more.
More candles: Hanging on the wall to the left of my desk are two more candles. When I write at night, I like to write by candlelight.
A big window: Also, to the left of my desk is a huge window. During the daylight hours, the room is flooded with sunlight.
Sam, the Golden Retriever: When I sit at my desk, my dog Sam sleeps right behind my chair. I mean RIGHT behind my chair. Sometimes, I get trapped.
A space heater: I am always cold.
My ugly writing sweater: I have an old, fuzzy, button up sweater that I like to wear when I am writing. No, it is not pretty, but yes, it is very cozy.
Thanks for visiting me!
About Sarah Ladd:
Sarah E. Ladd has more than ten years of marketing experience. She is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in public relations and marketing. “The Heiress of Winterwood” was the recipient of the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever. Find out more about Sarah at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Sarah is giving away a copy of her latest book, The Heiress of Winterwood. To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Only those in the U.S. are eligible to win. Here’s more about the book:
Darbury, England, 1814—Amelia Barrett gave her word. Keeping it could cost her everything. An heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s baby. She’ll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father—a sea captain she’s never met. When the child vanishes with little more than an ominous ransom note hinting at her whereabouts, Amelia and Graham are driven to test the boundaries of their love for this little one.
Amelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she’s forced to examine her soul and face her one weakness: pride. Graham’s strength and self-control have served him well and earned him much respect, but chasing perfection has kept him a prisoner of his own discipline. And away from the family he has sworn to love and protect. Both must learn to have faith and relinquish control so they can embrace the future ahead of them.