May 2, 2014
Been doing a lot of interviews lately, and one of the questions that keeps coming up is this: "Where do you write?"
This is the answer: a little cabin in the woods in the foothills of the Berkshires. From my window I can look down at the pond below and the catskills off in the distance. Deer come crashing through the trees. Birds perch on the roof. Occasionally a chipmunk hops up the steps and peers inside.
There's no internet, and the only heat is a wood-burning stove. My daily ritual begins with building a fire, coaxing the flames to catch the logs, then making sure it doesn't die. Amazing how much heat you can get from one small stove; on even the snowiest days, by the time dark falls it's so warm I have to open up the windows.
It's peaceful in here. I sit in this quiet place, waiting for the characters to come and talk to me, tell me what they're thinking. There is no place I would rather be.
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