Today I'm pleased to be part of the Reading Addiction Blog Tour for Gone at Zero Hundred Hours by C.R. Hiatt. For my stop, including a guest post by C.R Hiatt. I also reviewed her novel and am offering a giveaway. Click here to check out the review and giveaway.
Before I get into the guest post, here's some information about the author:
CR HIATT is a writer of screenplays and an author of YA action-mystery novels. The daughter of a military veteran, CR grew up in a small town where she became an All-American athlete. CR knew early on that she wasn't cut out for the nine to five type of job - her tendency to day dream about adventures often got in the way. But, being the daughter of a Navy Veteran she also knew one had to do what was necessary to be secure, so she disciplined herself to push those dreams aside and settled on working in the entertainment legal field. When those dreams invaded her world once again, CR finally gave in and set out to write her own adventures. What the heck, right. If you can't live 'em, you might as well write about them. The McSwain & Beck series are works of fiction, only based on real life events. Gone at Zero Hundred 00:00 is the first in the series, and available now. Fireworks on the 4th will be released in late June, just before the 4th of July holiday season.
C.R. Hiatt can be reached at her website, at her blog, through her author Facebook page, through her book facebook page, or through her twitter account.
And now join me in welcoming C.R. Hiatt to the blog:
What does your office look like?
I am somewhat of an odd ball when it comes to having an office. Meaning; I don’t really have one (by choice) - at least not the kind of office that everyone would consider normal. I love the outdoors, and don’t like being confined to a room, with a desk and a computer, and four walls closing in on me. Instead, I bought myself a portable laptop desk that I can move around to wherever I decide to plant myself for the day. The portable desk has compartments for all my accessories, phones, Kindle and USB cords. The legs can be folded underneath, and placed on my lap, or I can put the legs down and sit in a comfortable chair.
If the weather outside is poor, I park myself in front of a large window in the summer cottage, where I can look out at the ocean while checking emails, Twitter, my blog, and my Facebook pages. Now that summer is creeping up on us, the temperatures have been warm, so I move the portable desk out on the screened-in deck, or sometimes, even down by the water. A lot of writers need quiet, or solitude, in order to write. I’m an odd ball there, too. I need noise. If I’m stuck inside, I have the TV going, or the top hits in music.
If I find myself down by the water, I can people-watch and come up with some great ideas. There is a bike path right along the water that attracts walkers and die-hard bicyclists. For the most part, they are friendly, so I sometimes pick up some cool character traits. Once in a while, you’ll come across a strange individual that has you riveted to know more about him, or her. The view is the most appealing attraction, though.
A large number of boats pass by during the day. They could be anywhere from a small 24-footer to a huge cruise ship. I’ve seen small fishing boats on up to the large fishing vessels with a full crew on board. Huge oil tankers being led by a Tug boat also travel back and forth throughout the day. And, the private Yachts and Sailboats that travel through these parts on their way to their vacaction destinations, or just out for a day of sun and fun on the water; are to die for.
Then, there are days when the Coast Guard and military - whose bases are nearby - are out on the water for several days of training exercises. Helicopters fly overhead on those days, making the
newbies to the area wonder if something crazy is going to happen. Those of us who have been around a while just laugh.
When we hear a fog horn sounding in the distance, we know to get our cameras ready. We just might see a cruise liner with all its guests standing on the deck and waiving at us down below.
Do you know what it’s like to see a cruise ship motor right up next to you?
It’s a magnificent sight.
Thanks for stopping by C.R. Hiatt. I know I enjoyed your post.