Meagan Spooner
Absolutely brilliant. This is the sci fi I’ve been waiting for! Action, romance, twists and turns–this book has it all!

Beth Revis, New York Times best-selling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

2017-11-06T11:42:38-05:00

Beth Revis, New York Times best-selling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

Absolutely brilliant. This is the sci fi I’ve been waiting for! Action, romance, twists and turns–this book has it all!
"A literally breathtaking archaeological expedition. Spooner and Kaufman prove once again that no one does high-stakes adventure shenanigans like they do."

E. K. Johnston, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka

2017-11-06T11:44:34-05:00

E. K. Johnston, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka

"A literally breathtaking archaeological expedition. Spooner and Kaufman prove once again that no one does high-stakes adventure shenanigans like they do."
One of the most intense, thrilling, and achingly beautiful stories I’ve ever read. Kaufman and Spooner will break your heart with skilled aplomb, and you’ll thank them for it. Absolutely incredible! If I have to, I will come to your house and shove this book into your hands!

Marie Lu, New York Times best-selling author of the Legend trilogy

2017-11-06T11:48:19-05:00

Marie Lu, New York Times best-selling author of the Legend trilogy

One of the most intense, thrilling, and achingly beautiful stories I’ve ever read. Kaufman and Spooner will break your heart with skilled aplomb, and you’ll thank them for it. Absolutely incredible! If I have to, I will come to your house and shove this book into your hands!
With rich, complex characters and a dynamic—and dangerous—new world, THESE BROKEN STARS completely transported me.

Jodi Meadows, author of the Incarnate series

2017-11-06T12:09:41-05:00

Jodi Meadows, author of the Incarnate series

With rich, complex characters and a dynamic—and dangerous—new world, THESE BROKEN STARS completely transported me.
Intense and absorbing, Skylark transported me to a world of magic and danger unlike anything I’ve read before. I loved Lark, and was riveted by her journey of survival and self-discovery. Dark, original, and beautiful, this is a novel you don’t want to miss.

Veronica Rossi, author of UNDER THE NEVER SKY

2017-11-06T12:13:28-05:00

Veronica Rossi, author of UNDER THE NEVER SKY

Intense and absorbing, Skylark transported me to a world of magic and danger unlike anything I’ve read before. I loved Lark, and was riveted by her journey of survival and self-discovery. Dark, original, and beautiful, this is a novel you don’t want to miss.
Skylark's rich narrative and plucky heroine will transport you into a mesmerizing and horrifying world.

New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones

2017-11-27T09:17:02-05:00

New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones

Skylark's rich narrative and plucky heroine will transport you into a mesmerizing and horrifying world.
With its blend of dystopian, steampunk, and generally fantastical elements, Spooner's follow up is even stronger and more gripping as the debut and is sure to ensnare further loyal readers.

Booklist (Starred Review)

2017-11-27T10:01:57-05:00

Booklist (Starred Review)

With its blend of dystopian, steampunk, and generally fantastical elements, Spooner's follow up is even stronger and more gripping as the debut and is sure to ensnare further loyal readers.
This intriguing dystopian adventure's depiction of the stand this strong female protagonist takes against the horrors of her world is fast-paced, compelling, and un-put-downable.

VOYA

2017-11-27T10:05:07-05:00

VOYA

This intriguing dystopian adventure's depiction of the stand this strong female protagonist takes against the horrors of her world is fast-paced, compelling, and un-put-downable.
Once again, the worldbuilding is superb, the characters fully fleshed out and intriguing, the battles riveting, and the edge-of-the seat suspense compelling. Teens looking for a well-written dystopian adventure with steampunk elements in the magical machines created by the Architects will enjoy spending time with Lark and her companions.

VOYA Magazine, starred review

2017-11-27T10:27:43-05:00

VOYA Magazine, starred review

Once again, the worldbuilding is superb, the characters fully fleshed out and intriguing, the battles riveting, and the edge-of-the seat suspense compelling. Teens looking for a well-written dystopian adventure with steampunk elements in the magical machines created by the Architects will enjoy spending time with Lark and her companions.
An extremely entertaining tale of past, present and future leaving the question: where does humanity stand when the best laid plans backfire?

Children's Literature

2017-11-27T10:29:04-05:00

Children's Literature

An extremely entertaining tale of past, present and future leaving the question: where does humanity stand when the best laid plans backfire?
A haunting and romantic exploration of love and what sacrifices come with freedom.


Marie Lu

2017-11-27T15:17:04-05:00

Marie Lu

A haunting and romantic exploration of love and what sacrifices come with freedom.
Amazing. That one word describes the whole book.

VOYA

2017-11-27T15:18:24-05:00

VOYA

Amazing. That one word describes the whole book.

In Search of the Write Space: Susan Dennard

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69 Responses to “In Search of the Write Space: Susan Dennard”

  1. Reina says:

    I am extremely interested by how the books are stacked flat on their backs. I always stand mine up. But maybe this way is easier on the spines…. All in all, a very lovely tour. Thanks!

    • Meagan says:

      Hi Reina! I can’t speak for Sooz, but I know when I stack my books rather than line them up on end, it’s because I need to conserve space. You can usually fit a lot more books on a bookshelf if you stack them vertically!

    • Susan says:

      Hey Reina! It’s totally just to conserve space. I never thought about how it might preserve the spines–but that’s an interesting thought!

  2. Sally says:

    Love the writing desk and lucky charms! Wish I had a dog to go with my desk… *le sigh*

  3. Gina says:

    I love your desk in front of the window! Natural light is a must. I give you a lot of credit for writing first drafts longhand… I’ve tried it a few times but always give up after a couple pages. (Although I do get tired of staring at a computer screen.)

    Meagan, love this feature!

    • Meagan says:

      I’m glad you’re enjoying the feature, Gina! I love Sooz’s writing desk, too. But I’m definitely not someone who drafts by hand! At least, not unless I don’t have anything available other than paper and pencil. 🙂

    • Susan says:

      Thanks Gina! That natural light is a must for me. I actually hate turning on a lamp if there’s still any natural light by which to see (it’s probably terrible for my eyes!). And oh gosh, I love writing long-hand. I blame it on the fact that I first started writing as a kid, and I’d do it during class when I was supposed to be taking notes. 😉

  4. Hannah says:

    Love writing space blog series! My favorite one sort of discontinued, so I’m glad to have another one to start :]

    • Meagan says:

      I’ve always loved seeing where the magic happens for authors. Everyone has such different ways of organizing, motivating, and inspiring themselves–I often get a lot of ideas myself!

  5. Adriana says:

    Oh gosh look at that pretty writing space! Mine’s not nearly that pretty lol

    So excited for this giveaway, thanks so much for doing it!

    • Susan says:

      Hahaha, it’s not normally that pretty either, Adriana. I totally organized everything for the photo. It’s a total trainwreck normally. 🙂

  6. Desiree says:

    Your Irish Setter is so cute. I have a three year old Irish setter named Baily. They are such sweet dogs. Although I have noticed that Irish setter breeders are, in general, a little psycho!

    • Susan says:

      Asimov is three too! Well, 3.5 now, I guess. Leia’s not even a year. We wanted a dog who could wear Asimov out since he’s so hyper (as I’m sure you know).

  7. Wow. All that natural light! I love that! I turn allllll the lights on in the room when I try and write XD and we have like 5 lamps

    • Susan says:

      Yes! Natural light matters so much to me. I always pick my office first whenever we move–and it’s always the room with the most light. I think it’s good for my brain. Get the vitamin D going, you know? 😀

  8. Kelley says:

    So nice to have TWO writing desks AND a reading corner. I definitely do a lot of the vertical stacking of books, too, because there is just never enough room for all the books.

    I don’t have dogs, but we had them when I was growing up, and my parents still do. And yes, they love(d) sitting by her feet. 🙂

    • Kelley says:

      (Her feet, of course, meaning my mom’s feet.)

    • Susan says:

      My mom’s dogs sit on her feet too. It must be a dog “thing”, you know? And yes! I started the double desk thing when I was revising SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY for my editor. It helped 1) keep me from feeling stale, and 2) stay organized. Since I revise and sometimes draft by hand, I like to have a ton of space…and you can’t really do that when there’s a computer on the desk!

  9. Sarah Johnson says:

    I know how it feels not to have enough space for all my books. It’s not that fun cause my mother uses that as an excuse for why I don’t need any more.

  10. The Reading Nook photo! I usually read in bed, too, but that’s mainly because the only Reading Nook I have is my e-reader, so a corner SPECIALLY for reading looks awesome.

  11. Susan’s house has such great natural light! I love that she has a little R2 on her writing desk. The white rocking char is just darling.

    • Susan says:

      Oh my gosh, R2 is so important. And you can’t tell, but there are little Darth, Luke, Stormtrooper, and c3P0 figurines up there too. They’re positioned in an epic battle. 😉

  12. Love it! and the dogs are sooo cute

  13. lexy says:

    It’s kind of a relief to hear that your writing space isn’t always so nice and tidy! I certainly can’t help but end up with little piles of things at whatever desk I clean up for the purpose of ‘accomplishing things.” Your dogs look lovely – mine also guards the space in front of my chair.

  14. I am very excited to read one of your books. I am an avid reader and love that new to me authors are willing to give free books. I am keeping my fingers crossed as everyone else is. Thank you for the tour that was great

  15. Gillian says:

    What a gorgeous, light-filled writing space! And yes, my dog believes there is no better place in the world than underneath my feet. She likes getting scratched with my toes.

    • Susan says:

      Ha! If I try to wiggle my toes, for some reason BOTH dogs freak out. They HATE it when I touch them with my feet, yet they both want to be under the desk… Go figure!

  16. Holly Bryan says:

    Ooohh, what a fun feature! So glad I saw a tweet from Lenore Appelhans that directed me here. How cool to be able to see the writing spaces – & reading spaces! – of some favorite authors! Susan’s doggies are sooo adorable, I LOVE the Irish setter in particular, he’s so pretty. I have 2 cats, but they do the same thing with needing to be either at my feet or at my side when I’m using the computer. I love both of her spaces, but that white desk in particular is so gorgeous, as is the reading nook. Lastly, I’d love to know from Susan if it’s her or if it’s her hubby (or both!) who is the big Star Wars fan 🙂 I mean, with a dog named Leia and a little R2D2 as one of your lucky charms…

    • Susan says:

      It’s 100% me who’s the Star Wars fan. My husband wouldn’t know Greedo from Grievous. 😉

      • Holly Bryan says:

        That’s sooo awesome!! I don’t believe I’ve ever met a man who wasn’t a huge SW fan! But I love it even more that it’s YOU who’s the big fan 🙂 Oh, I finished SSaD this weekend – LOVED it!! I absolutely loved Eleanor’s voice, and the nonstop action. So much fun! And now I can’t wait for the next one to come out!

  17. E.C. Myers says:

    Asimov and Leia! What great names for such adorable dogs. I love these writing and reading spaces.

  18. First, thanks for the giveaway!!!
    I love the pictures of the libraries – I love seeing what people do with their books, and how many they have. I’ve officially outgrown my bookcas. I really want to move into my brother’s room, since he has a bookcase as well, and he’s in college. One can dream…

    <3

    • Susan says:

      I love seeing people’s books too! One day, when we have our own place (instead of renting), I am SO going to have an actual library…with sufficient shelf space. 😛

  19. EM Castellan says:

    Susan, I love your Lucky Writing Charms 🙂 I have some on my writing desk too. I’m re-reading SSAD this week for an upcoming blogpost and let me tell you: it’s even better the second time!

    • Susan says:

      Aw, how sweet of you to re-read SS&D! Did you see that book 2 and the novella are up on Amazon now? I about had a heart attack when I saw… 😉

      Re: Writing charms, I actually found an unpacked box today with EVEN MORE. The top of my desk is now a dust magnet…

  20. Yahong says:

    Love the idea of lucky charms! Your pups are absolutely adorable. And that reading nook looks so lovely — sunlight is the best ingredient to any good reading space IMO. 🙂

    • Susan says:

      Sunlight is SO the key ingredient. Of course, lately it’s been super cloudy…but at least I can still gaze outside at all the pretty fall leaves. 😉

  21. Shelver506 says:

    You named your dog Asimov? As in Isaac Asimov, I assume? How awesome!

  22. I like the first pic, with the desk by the window and the sunlight. So peaceful and inspiring!

    • Susan says:

      It IS peaceful…when my Muse cooperates. Lately, I feel like it’s a wee bit stressful, but whenever that happens, I just get up and move to the other desk! I’m psycho, I know, but I learned years ago that I need two separate spaces for creativity…. 😛

  23. Lisa Marie says:

    I seriously love both of your writing spaces. Writing near a window is something I find to be very inspirational. I love seeing where writers craft their masterpieces! :).

  24. name says:

    Oh My GOD!!!! Can I just have…well your whole writing space, you’ve got me sold on this one!!! The books, that is a whole lot of books missy!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! I most definitely love your writing desk!! 🙂

  25. Kuro says:

    It’s nice to know I’m not the only person that has to stack her books vertically so they all fit on the shelf. Or mostly on the shelf. I think I still have a random box of them stashed under my desk.

    • Susan says:

      Yes…there are a few random boxes of books stashed around my house. And in the garage. They have yet to be dealt with because I have NO IDEA where I will put them…. :-/

  26. Manveer Chaihal says:

    Okay so I have to write an entry about my favorite picture.
    well my favorite picture in the whole world is Rusty Fisher book cover Zombies don’t Cry. I can stare at the cover forever! Then my second favorite picture or book cover has to be Something Strange and Deadly. And lastly City of Bones. I can stare at Jace’s abs forever:)-

  27. Manveer Chaihal says:

    No!!!!!!! I mean my favorite picture is the one with the books!!!!
    its totally like my books are every where around the house:bathroom,bedroom,living room,kitchen,ect.

  28. Enna P. says:

    Dogs!!! I am in love with the dogs! They are so adorable!!!

  29. Lori says:

    You have an awesome workspace. Both of them! Love all that natural light from the patio door. And omg, all the bookshelves *_* I’m totally playing Spot the Book Spine lol. And the doggies!

  30. Sam Dailey says:

    I actually really enjoy the fact that you have two writing spaces. I find that I basically do the same thing with my own writing. I have my desk and then a nice mushroom chair in my room, but I also like going to the library or to coffee shops for a change of scenery.

    • Susan says:

      Yes, coffee shops or libraries are also places I LOVE to go. Or just sitting on my porch (in the summer…now it’s too cold) can be nice as well. Gotta switch up the scenery for my muse’s sake. 😉

  31. Thank you for this awesome give away! By the way, your website layout is SO cool. I mean, look at this comment box! hahaha!

  32. Nikki H says:

    My favorite picture is the one of your reading Nook. Only because I have wished for a long time that I had one of my own, but living in a small apartment I don’t have one yet. I also liked the one that showed where your books are because I can definitely relate to having books everywhere.

  33. Raquel Romero says:

    Aghhhh!!! This sounds great! I heard about it on Goodreads and I can’t wait until it comes out! Plus that cover is just GORGEOUS!!

  34. erica s says:

    Love the desk with the view. So peaceful!

  35. Sharath says:

    Wow! just love your home and working area! it’s just an writer’s paradise, when i will be having my home, i just exactly know where to borrow ideas for home and workspace from(here!)

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