A Letter from Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go:
Where I Write
I write in a small office in my house, accompanied by a Springer Spaniel, lots of books, and an ever-present mug of tea. My desk is small, and my computer large, so there is little room for anything else; I have a pot of pens on one side, and the phone and my tea on the other. I’m a very tidy person and can’t stand clutter, and one of the things I love about my office is that no one else is allowed in, which means it stays tidy!
In the corner of my office is a reading chair that is often occupied by one of my children, or by a pile of post waiting to be opened. Above it is my old police hat – a memento from my time in the force – and a shelf of dull-but-crucial files. On the back of my door are two big white boards, covered in scribbles. I can’t work if I’m cold, so hanging up by the bookcase is an assortment of cardigans, wraps and scarves.
I write in lots of different places; libraries, cafes, trains… but my favourite place is right here.