Look at my Desk! Chris Eboch

After our travelling around for Bologna and Hong Kong festivals and little holiday we are back on track peeking into the Creating Spaces of some of my friends. This time we get to Look at the Desk of my friend Chris Eboch. Chris lives in New Mexico (USA) where she is the SCBWI Regianal Advisor. We catch up nearly every year at the SCBWI summer conferences (and the winter one too if I am there). It’s always fun! Yeah!

The view from the window at Chris’ desk is very different to mine!


Here I am at my desk. It’s morning, so I have my big insulated mug of tea, a necessity for getting through e-mail. Behind that is a rose in a vase – I like to cut flowers from the yard for a little color and aromatherapy.

On the left side of the photo, you can see my to-do pile. I have a picture book that I’m reviewing for the NY Journal of Books, a novel manuscript I’m critiquing for a client, some conference notes to type up, and several newsletters with market leads or other information requiring follow-up. This pile tends to grow faster than it shrinks.

My favorite office feature is the window. I love an office with a view! I look out at our planter boxes and the trees in our yard, then across a grassy golf course to the small mountain at the edge of town. I get to watch birds playing in the trees, lizard scuttling along the planters, and occasionally something like a fox (or neighbor’s cat) wandering past. That way I don’t feel like I’m cooped up inside so much, and when I need a break from the computer I can head out to the golf course for a long walk, carrying my digital tape recorder to make notes or dictate a chapter.

I have a microphone on my desk because I use voice recognition software, and a camera on top of the computer because I’m giving a workshop via Skype in a few days. Beyond the photo, on the right, I have bookshelves filled with writing guides, research books (heavy on ancient Egypt, the Maya, and ghost stories), photo albums, copies of my published works, and library books.

And in the middle of the photo, there’s me – hair still damp from the shower, wearing comfy clothes, ready to get to work.


Chris Eboch’s novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; and the Haunted series, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs. Her book Advanced Plotting helps writers fine-tune their plots.
Learn more at http://www.chriseboch.com/
or check out her writing tips at

Chris also writes for adults under the name Kris Bock. Rattled Launches her new romantic suspense series featuring treasure hunting adventures in the New Mexico wilderness.
Read the first three chapters at http://www.krisbock.com/.

2 Responses to Look at my Desk! Chris Eboch

  1. Nice to see Chris in her native environment 🙂 And working…

    Teresa Fannin April 12, 2012 at 12:17 am Reply
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    Osama Zain May 7, 2012 at 8:15 pm Reply

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