Jane Jackson tells us about her unique work space.
We've all heard about working in shed but I work in a corner of the garage. I wanted to go "out" to work, so I wasn't available to callers or the phone. As we have a double garage, my beloved husband got to work and after measuring the space to allow for the van to be parked inside with sufficient room to open at least one of its doors so he could get in and out, he built a block wall partitioning off almost half the space. He then installed a floating floor, insulated the walls, put a ceiling up, installed a small nightstore, then covered one wall with bookshelves. I have a large double-glazed (opening) window that looks over farm fields to the woods on the hill. Before the farmer died and his wife had to lease the fields to crop contractors, he had a dairy herd, and every summer I watched the cows making up to the bull, then calves being born. My ancient desktop computer is not connected to the internet, so no risk of viruses, and no time diverted from the wip to checking and answering e-mails. I have to come into the house to do that on my laptop. This means I have to walk from my office around the back of the house and in through the garden patio door at regular intervals, ensuring frequent fresh air and exercise. I LOVE my office, it's a combined work space, bolt-hole and comfort blanket.
Her latest historical romance HEART OF STONE published by Severn House £18.99, is out now.