I don’t write at a desk. I have a desk…a very beautiful, oak, roll-top desk. But
I tend to roam around the house when I write. Now that warmer weather has
finally arrived, I love writing outdoors.
We have a small screened-in porch. It’s so peaceful to work out there and watch
the birds and hear the wind in the
trees. This is my view across my yard and into our neighbor’s yard. The ridge in
the background is one of the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Just out of
the left side of the frame are several bird feeders my husband keeps filled
faithfully. As I’m writing, I often see brilliant yellow finches, ruby-throated
hummingbirds, and several varieties of woodpeckers from the very petite ones to
the super-sized ones who make a real racket.
The natural world, for me, feeds my
creativity and helps keep me focused.
JANICE MAYNARD knew she loved books and writing by the time she was eight years
old. But it took multiple rejections and many years of trying before she sold
her first three novels in 1996 and 1997. After teaching kindergarten and second
grade for sixteen years, Janice turned to writing full-time in the fall of 2002.
Since then she has written and sold over twenty-five books and novellas.
Her publishers include Kensington, Penguin/NAL, Berkley, and Harlequin. Janice
lives in east Tennessee with her husband, Charles. They love hiking, traveling,
and spending time with their daughters, Caroline and Anna, sons-in-law, Jamie
and Chris, three granddaughters, Anastasia, Ainsley, and Allie, and the newest
addition to the family, Levi.
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