AT MY DESK
I have had so many desks! At one stage in my life I had three – one in my classroom, on in my office, one at home. It was chaos. Inevitably whatever I needed was always somewhere else.
A couple of years ago all that changed (I resigned!) and MY desk turned up.
The desk I had at home was quite smart. The kind of desk a lot of people would kill for, pale beech, curved so the computer could sit on one end and I could swivel my “office” chair around and reach my filing cabinet but it didn’t feel right.
Then my daughter returned from New York and, as is the way with kids, arrived with a truck in tow. They trundled up the driveway … “Mum, can you look after my furniture?” The contents of a small NY apartment appeared.
I took one look at the dining table and said, “It’s my desk!”
And here it is …..
I love it! Sitting up high and swinging my legs (no doubt the result of a misspent youth and too many bar stools), having the space for my computers (and all sorts of other rubbish) and the glass top means I don’t feel boxed in and claustrophobic. It’s totally impractical of course but it feels right and it is a far cry from all the other practical and sensible desks that remind me of work!
I began my first book the day my new “desk” took up residence and you can find me here most days. Please drop by and have a chat – I’m easily distracted!
About the Author:
Téa Cooper lives in a stone cottage on one hundred acres of bushland, just outside the time-warp village of Wollombi, NSW Australia. When she isn’t writing, Téa can be found haunting the local museum or chatting to the locals, who provide her with a never-ending source of inspiration.
Lily’s Leap is Téa’s second Australian historical romance set in Wollombi. Her first Matilda’s Freedom is available now.
In October, 2014 Jazz Baby, a story set Sydney in 1920 releases and in February, 2015 Forgotten Fragrance Book I of her family saga entitled From the Ocean to the Outback. She is currently working on a series, The Adventures of Miss Abigail Wynter
Born into the rough, but privileged society of the Australian colonial landowners, Lilibeth Dungarven finds herself married, widowed, and, much to her distress, back under her father’s thumb, all before her twenty-first birthday. Determined not to forgo her dream of breeding the perfect racehorse, Lilibeth ignores propriety and sets out to restore the family’s flagging fortunes.
When Captain Tom and his mismatched band of bushrangers stumble across a mob of the best horses they’ve ever seen, and the daughter of the famed Dungarven horse stud, they know their fortunes have changed. Their catch is worth a king’s ransom. All they have to do is hold her for seven days. How hard can it be to control the pampered daughter of a colonial upstart?