Look at my Desk! Dee White

Welcome to the Creating Place of Dee White. Dee has written a number of superb books (DONT miss Letters to Leonardo!) – but now I read that Dee is also a painter … another feather to her quill. Even I discover new truths about my friends gathering these notes!

And Dee is a great blogger too. See some at the end. But for now – have look at Dee’s words for My Creating Place.


In my Creating Place I write books for children and young adults, and recently took up pastel drawing because I wanted to create the picture of Uluru that Matt’s mum paints in my YA novel, Letters to Leonardo. So as well as my study being a place to read and write there is now one tiny corner where I draw.

I have learned to ignore the distraction of the view from my window but it still inspires me and reminds me that the world is a beautiful place.

I wanted a desk with history and a story of its own to tell so I spent about twelve months looking until I found the right one — a desk from the old Parliament House in Canberra. I’ve always been fascinated with Leonardo da Vinci and he was the inspiration behind Letters to Leonardo so I have statuettes of him and the Mona Lisa watching over me while I work.

The life of a writer can involve a lot of ups and downs so in my study there is a wall to remind me of my achievements, and a wall of books to inspire me and remind me of the wonderful achievements of others.

My Creating Place usually has a dog or a cat or both in it. The rabbits used to come in but I had to deter them because they kept hopping under my desk and trying to chew the computer cords.


Find Dee’s Creating Internet Spaces:
Her Website.
Her Blog.
Kids Book Capers.

Dees latest title:
Harry’s Goldfield Adventure (Pearson)

Dee’s recent titles include:
Letters to Leonardo (Walker Books)
Hope for Hanna (Pearson)

4 Responses to Look at my Desk! Dee White

  1. Rabbits also chew wood. The lovely desk might have been at risk. Are you sure itls your space Dee? It looks like cat has claimed it.

    Dale April 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm Reply
  2. Thanks Chris for inviting me to visit your blog.

    I am really enjoying this series of posts and finding out about where other creators work.


    deescribewriting April 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm Reply
  3. That’s true, Dale on both counts.

    Rabbit do chew wood and my cat definitely likes to claim my space wherever I am.

    deescribewriting April 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm Reply
  4. Great post, Dee 🙂 Love your writing space! I so want my room back now lol youngest son took it for a bedroom … soon!

    Denise of Ingleside April 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm Reply

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