Scene of the Crime – G X Todd
G X Todd, author of DEFENDER, writes about her Lego-filled study for our Scene of the Crime piece!
Posted on January 12, 2017 in Guest Author, Scene of the Crime
Tags: Defender, G X Todd, Hear the Voices, Lego, Scene of the Crime, where i write
I write in a study, which I refuse to turn into a spare bedroom for my nieces (I’m a bad auntie, I know). Ninety percent of the time its metal blind remains closed because I get distracted by the birds outside. I also have a lot of LEGO on my desk, because there’s nowhere else I can put it. I’m not a very minimalist person, unfortunately.
There’s a stereo because I like to make playlists for the books I write, although sometimes I can’t handle music so I sit there in silence. I have a few book shelves, too, because I’m a reader first and foremost. And, for ergonomic purposes, I have two cushions – a fox and Totoro – on my swivel chair (which I swapped with my friend because he needed a smaller one to fit his spare bedroom and I’ve always wanted a leather Mastermind chair).
You’d be forgiven in thinking this space belongs to a sixteen-year-old.
I do also have a very handy super-portable laptop with a solid state hard drive which I sometimes carry around with me. It can come in very useful when waiting for my toast to arrive in my local Sainsbury’s café or when I have a spare few minutes on break or at lunchtime when I’m out in the library van. The rest of the time I carry it around in a snazzy leather satchel to fake looking like a professional who knows what I’m doing.
G X Todd is the author of DEFENDER