Each week we’ll be inviting an author to share a peek at their writing space. This week it’s Karen Pokras Toz, author of Nate Rocks the World and Nate Rocks the Boat.
We’ve always had a room in the back of our house designated as “the office,” but it was never really a good usable space for me, as it only had one desk that my husband sat at most of the time. Over the years, that room became less of an office and more of that room where you throw stuff when you can’t figure out where else to put it. Then, two winters ago, the roof started to leak in that room, forcing us to clear it and make some repairs. We decided to start fresh and turn the room into a true office with his and her desks. I love having my own little corner all to myself! As you can see, there is plenty of room on my walls for future book covers. Admittedly, I still do most of my writing while sitting on the couch…that is when my assistants allow me a little room to sit… or in bed (sorry no pics of that!) But I love having the desk and quiet space when I need to edit, answer emails, package up books, or just feel “official” in general. Thanks for allowing me to share my workspace!
Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous – what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including his best friend Tommy, seems to have bad luck when hanging around Nathan. Throw in an older sister who is a royal pain, a dad who is stuck in the past, and a mom who keeps trying to poison him with her awful cooking, and poor Nathan’s life as a fourth-grader appears to be completely doomed. Armed only with his sketchpad, his imagination, and his wits, Nathan Rockledge navigates the perils of the fourth grade in style, to emerge heroic, as Nate Rocks, proving that even a ten-year-old can accomplish great things.
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