Room With a View – Welcome to my Office! by Lynne Marshall

In July The Pink Heart Society invited me to share my author’s workspace, and since I know many of you didn’t see that blog, I’m repeating it this week.

No one outside of my family and a couple of close friends ever sees my office—the place I spend most of my daytime.  Non-writers have a hard time relating to the meaning of “writer’s work space” so with that in mind, here’s a tour of MY SPACE.

First off, here is a picture of my books.  I admit I’ve always wanted to take a picture of them, but never had a good excuse before, so…here you go!

To date, I’ve written eleven Medical Romances and just typed “the end” on my twelfth.  I’ve also written two books for Harlequin Special Edition and a couple more for another small press.  Some have been translated into French, Italian, Afrikaanse, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, and Danish.


Glancing up from my books is a personal favorite of my pictures titled – The Student, and it is a replica from The Illustrated London News, January 18, 1873.




When I glance out my window, I see my lovely white hibiscus bush to the left and to the right, a fountain formed by a woman pouring water from a vessel into a large basin.  The sound of that water is always comforting.  Behind the lady are the ceramic sun and moon faces against the wall. They make me smile.  Hummingbirds are frequent visitors to both the tiny pink flowers over the lady of the fountain’s shoulder, and both the white and red hibiscus bushes. Sometimes, the hummers hover right outside my window as if they’re trying to decide if the hanging stained glass object is a huge flower or not.  I like to pretend they’re looking at me, and I always smile at them.







Pinterest schminterist!  I haven’t started and I don’t intend to sign on for Pinterst because I still like to do things the old fashioned way.  Here’s my version of Pinterest.  LOL. (Usually, I stick things to a board, but I was extra lazy this time.)







A girl can only work so much without having some toys for those whimsical moments.

It may be hard to see, but my beanie baby frog has a small jeweled tiara on her head.  The pretty red shoe was a gift from my good friend and fellow author, Robena Grant (a current Golden Heart finalist), and inside is a small crystal four leaf clover given to me by a friend from work when I left to write full time.  Perhaps that beautiful pewter picture frame caught your attention.  It was a gift from the Atlantic Chapter of RWA located near Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a thank you for speaking at their meeting in October 2010.  The outside of the frame is covered in sea shells and came from the famous Amos Pewter store, inside is the Legend of the Starfish.  If you’ve never read it, I highly recommend looking it up.


Well, that’s about it.  What do you think now that you’ve seen my office?

Do you keep toys in your office too?  Or do you have a favorite spot to gaze upon for those moments when you need to think things through?  I’d love to hear from you!

I’ll choose one commenter and send a copy of Courting His Favorite Nurse, my March debut Special Edition.

Until next week – make it a great one!                                                                                       Lynne


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7 Responses to Room With a View – Welcome to my Office! by Lynne Marshall

  1. Hi Lynne
    Congratulations on book 12. I did enjoy An Indiscretion so much. Nice little workspace. Specially love your frog with tiara.

  2. Hi Fiona!
    I love that frog with the tiara, too! 🙂 Author Suzanne Lazear gave the tiara to me and it just suited that little frog perfectly.

    I’m so glad you enjoyed An Indiscretion. I wish more people would give it a chance!

    Thanks for commenting.

  3. robena grant says:

    I also loved An Indiscretion. At the moment I’m reading your latest, Doctor Tall Dark and Dangerous. Not much time for reading as I just finished revisions on one book and copy edits on another, and am now working on RWA submissions. But it sure is nice to crawl into bed and spend twenty minutes each night with the doc. : )

    • Hi Robena!
      Thanks so much for reading Dr. Tall, Dark…and Dangerous? I loved writing it, but as with any author, I started to read it myself and worried i’d done an info dump in the first few pages. Will we ever be the authors we dream to be?


      So glad to know how busy you are with your writing. You know I’m wishing you all the best in the world!

  4. eli yanti says:

    i do keep toy in my office : turtle and dan bo 🙂

    • Hi Eli – you are the winner for commenting at my blog. Please contact me vias my website e-mail – see the contact/contest page for the address, and we can work out if you’d like a print copy or an e-book of Courting His Favorite Nurse.

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. Hi Eli!

    Thanks so much for coming by and commenting. I love turtles! I had to look up Dan bo – is that a paper robot? Or can you explain what it is, in case I’m wrong.

    Looking at for playing with a toy brings peace doesn’t it?