I always enjoy little snapshots of where writers and illustrators work. Literal snapshots. Photos of desks, tables, bookcases, scattered pens, mugs of half drunk tea...
The Guardian has a special series of such snapshots and today I spotted Lauren Child's workspace. She is one of my favourite picture book authors. Her version of The Princess and the Pea is gorgeous, right down to the tiny peas.
Jonathan Stroud has a particularly good snapshot of his workspace on his website, too. I love that he has the packet of unhealthy biscuits half hidden by the computer, but still labels them. He outs himself.
And just to say, it's been a bad couple of days in Victoria. Our thoughts are with those who have lost so much and with those who have risked everything to save as much as possible.