A glimpse into my sanctuary

This photo is one of my favorites of my career because it captures the mood of my sanctuary, my live/work space in Midtown Atlanta.  On the bookshelves behind me are reference books, books written by friStephanie sitting on stairs from Aug 2015 AJC story pic by Hyosub Shinends, books I’ve loved and kept (see the yellow spined Nancy Drew books on the shelf behind me?), foreign language copies of my books, and other things that are special to me, like the globe I’ve had since I was 10 (featuring the defunct USSR), and an abstract painting my father did accidentally by wiping leftover paint from other projects onto a canvas.  Oh, and a beloved dress form is standing guard at the bottom of the stairs, draped with a vintage fur collar over a filmy piece of fabric I’m going to turn into something fab as soon as I get the next 8 or so books written.  And you get a sense of the unfinished feel of my place, which is a loft-style, open-architecture two-level condo.  My office is on a platform I designed on the first level–I’ve turned that entire space into a studio–and my living space is upstairs.  I’ve lived here for 15 years and I love it so much, I can’t imagine living anywhere else!  (Photo by Hyosub Shin, appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 16, 2015.)

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