Where writers write - Sharon Clabo

Sharon Clabo and I have never met face to face, but have followed one another's work for years since we exhibited at the same gallery when I was still working as a sculptor. Sharon is a serious writer as well as an accomplished painter. She has mentored me through a couple of books. I asked her where she writes. Here's her answer:

We live in the middle of a lovely woods and I like to write as close to the trees as I can. I sit in a lawn chair in the front yard and write on my laptop. On a good writing day I write for two hours, sometimes more. A huge magnolia I dubbed Grandfather Magnolia, though he is not more than sixty-five years old, provides all the shade I need and a fan (compliments of my main muse, potter Jim Sandefur) serves to blow away mosquitoes. On rainy days and in winter I write either in my recliner in the living room, or at the kitchen table. As you see, I am flanked by two other muses..Jesse dog and Maggie cat. A few feet away and to my right is Jim's banana plant..growing fast and beautiful to see. Sorry I’m wearing those socks.

Sharon's paintings

Henry's books


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this, Henry, and for the kind and generous words. I always feel privileged to be able to read any part of your work ahead of publication..not that there's ever much to do but stick in a comma here and there or spot a wee typo!

    1. Thank you, Sharon, for letting us have a glimpse into your personal writing space.


Post a Comment

Popular Posts