Where I Write: Ben Winters

4 February, 2014

Ben WintersOur next Where I Write post, in which our authors tell you about their favorite writing spot, is from Ben Winters

“I write in a lot of places; a local coffee shop called Hubbard & Craven’s, the Central Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library, various other branches of the Indianapolis Public Library, the writing center at Butler University, where I teach. I like to people watch, I love to eavesdrop, but probably my most productive space is my home  office, which is up in the attic. The former owners of this house made it into a rental apartment, so I’ve got a lot of space, a bathroom, a little kitchen (where I make nothing but instant coffee). Best of all, it is just my place, so I can stop things in the messy middle and not clean them up; this is very useful, productivity-wise. In this picture you can see my productively messy desk. (You can also see our little cat, Sachiko, in the lower left-hand corner, angrily stalking my MacBook cord).” — Ben Winters

Ben Winters is the author of many fine works of literature for readers young and old including The Last Policeman, which won an Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original and the its sequel Countdown City which is nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award.  Learn more about Ben on his website, Facebook page and Twitter.