In Search of the Write Space" is an ongoing author spotlight at MEAGANSPOONER.COM

In Search of the
Write Space:
Phoebe North

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Phoebe North lives in New York State with her cat, her husband, and many licensed novels. She likes to cook, watch Degrassi, sew, take her cat for walks, and, of course, write. Despite many soaked pages, she still loves to read in the bath.

A Note From Meg

Welcome to “In Search of the Write Space,” a recurring feature on my blog where authors share pictures of their work spaces, giving us all a little glimpse into their creative lives. I’ve got an amazing line-up of authors to start off the new year, so be sure to check back every week for new contests and galleries of author spaces! And be sure to check out last week’s post from Veronica Rossi for a chance to win the fabulous UNDER THE NEVER SKY sequel, THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT!

This week, I’ve got Phoebe North, author of the upcoming YA science fiction debut STARGLASS. 2013 is going to be the year of YA science fiction, guys! And I’m super excited to have Phoebe here to share her space. I’ll let her take it from here, but be sure to check out the giveaway at the end for a chance to win an ARC of STARGLASS!

The Tour

"My day starts in my kitchen, with the morning light and a big cup of coffee. This is where I answer emails and kill time on twitter, all while checking out the view of my backyard in upstate New York."

"Though we live in a small apartment, my cat Sammy and I are lucky enough to have a beautiful view of the Twaalfskill Creek. I've found that natural light is integral to my productivity."

"As the afternoon wears on, I move to the writing nook in my bedroom, where a cozy glider and a thick stack of revisions from my lovely editor wait for me. As you can see, cat perches are very important--they keep dirty paws off my work!"

"Even in winter, we love gazing out the window. Of course, it comes with some distractions, particularly that pesky orange cat that lives next door."

"This is one of our many bookshelves--disorganized and strewn with toys, just the way I like it. If you squint, you might find any of the following: a female Ninja Turtle, an advanced copy of Starglass, two copies of the Stand (my husband and I both wanted to keep ours!), and a hint about one of my works in progress. No, it's not a book about a flying cat. Good guess, though!"

by Phoebe North

In this futuristic, outer space thriller, Terra has to decide between supporting the rebellion she believes in—and saving the life of the boy she loves.

For generations, those aboard the Asherah have lived within strict rules meant to help them survive the journey from a doomed Earth to their promised land, the planet Zehava–which may or may not be habitable, a question whose imperative grows now, in the dwindling months before touchdown.

Sixteen-year-old Terra’s situation is tough. A dead mom. A grieving dad. A bitchy boss, and a betrothed who won’t kiss her no matter how bad she wants it. She’s doing her best to stay afloat, even when she gets assigned a vocation she has no interest in: botany.

But after Terra witnesses the Captain’s guard murder an innocent man, she’s drawn into a secret rebellion bent on restoring power to the people. The stakes are higher than anything she could have imagined. When the rebellion gives Terra an all-important mission, she has to decide where her loyalties lie for once and for all. Because she has started to fall for the boy she’s been sent to assassinate…


Thanks to Phoebe, I have one advanced reader copy of STARGLASS to give away! Contest is open to US residents over the age of 13. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter, and be sure to check out the ways you can get extra entries!

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18 Responses

  1. Vivien says:

    Picture #4 is my favorite. My cats love to gaze out the window.

  2. Kelley says:

    I love how there is a cat in every picture. If I had such a nice view out my window, might be tempted to get a lovely cat perch like that one!

  3. Love how the cat is appropriately placed on a pedestal! And are the Ninja turtles wedding cake toppers???

    • Phoebe says:

      Sammy LOVES his cat pedestal. Somehow he knew just where to pose for his photoshoot. ;)
      And they aren’t cake toppers–just regular action figures–but I sure wish I’d thought of that three years ago!

  4. I think my cat might die of happiness if I got him a cat stand like that!

  5. Ellie says:

    The picture of Veronica Rossi’s cat on her desk is my favorite…I too am often having to work around wherever my cats decide to sit/sleep.

  6. chelleyreads says:

    picture 3 is my favorite because i love the kitty looking out the window and it shows the bright curtains and the snow outside

  7. I love your little writing nooks… and wow, what a great view!

  8. AlexandraE says:

    I love how the bookshelves aren’t organized. We all try to organize it (mostly), but in the end you can’t help but clutter it. Disorganized clutter when it comes to bookshelves are amazing!

  9. Ooooh! I was going to coo over your cat, but I’m digging all the orange in your decor! It’s just so light and peppy.

  10. Hannah says:

    Haha! I love that cat perch! That looks like the coziest place to hang…….for a cat. :D You chair looks might awesome too. Revise in Comfort. Good motto! :D Eeeeep! Can’t wait to read Starglass! Thanks for sharing your writing places! These things excite me. Toodles!

  11. Michelle says:

    I adore Phoebe and can’t wait to read Starglass! (It would be great to win a copy but I really want to buy one as well.) And – as often as she talks about her cat – it doesn’t surprise me at all that the he’s in all the pictures! Her writing spaces all look very comfy and conducive to writing – and SO MUCH cleaner than my writing spaces!

  12. Stephanie W. says:

    I can’t wait to read Starglass! It’s been on my wishlist forever. It sounds really unique and interesting!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. HA! Love how prominently the cat features in these photos. Gotta love ‘em.

    I’m so excited about this book, too. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

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