This Writer’s Space: S. T. BendePosted: June 25, 2014
Hei hei y’all! I’m S.T. Bende, and I’m lucky enough to write about drop-dead-gorgeous Norse gods, and the girls they dote on. This means I have to stare at lots of pictures of Alexander Skarsgard for inspiration. Not a bad gig, right? Here’s a little bit about me.
Where I Write
Thanks to my MacBook Pro, and a lack of dedicated writing space, I write wherever I can.Sometimes it’s at my kitchen table, sometimes it’s in a corner of the couch, and sometimes it’s tucked away in my favorite coffee shop. But because my books are rooted in Norse mythology, I always end up writing somewhere near my Norsk pillow. It’s cute. It’s comfy. And I made it my own self. I’m a wretched sewer, but it’s pretty much straight, and hasn’t fallen apart yet!! *beams*
Where I’m Inspired
Nature totally gets my creative energy flowing. I love hiking on Endor . . . okay, through the regular forest. But don’t those trees look like an Ewok could jump right out of them? They’re so mysterious, I always imagine what could be hiding around them . . . and a lot of what I imagine makes its way into a book. 🙂
And I LOVE throwing on my favorite hoodie and walking barefoot on the beach. This one’s in Northern Oregon, a few miles from the hometown of my Elsker Saga heroine, Kristia. It’s super peaceful, and keeps inspiring new stories.
And then there’s the ski slopes. *sigh* It’s summer in my hemisphere, and I’m itching to get back out there. Would you Aussies pretty please hit the slopes for me, and tell me all about it?
To Be Read
I’m a total techno-dolt. I still use a flip phone. #Truth And if you’d told me a year ago I’d be a nearly exclusive e-reader reader, I’d have bit my thumb at you. (Not really. I would never fail Emily Post like that. But I definitely would have giggled demurely behind my fan.) But the truth is, I’m just not that into clutter. And I like being able to bring ten books on a trip without taking up any room in my suitcase. So here is my TBR pile. And my favorite Reading Hat. It also doubles as my Thinking Hat, and my Cleaning Hat. Tiaras make everything more fun. Dontcha think?
Connect with ST Bende
The Elsker Saga’s Inga Andersson on Pinterest
Connect with Elsker’s Norse God of Winter, Ull
About The Elsker Saga
You don’t win the heart of an immortal assassin without making a few enemies along the way. Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr. Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting. He’s an honest to goodness Norse God – an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth. Kristia’s crazy visions are the only thing that can save their realms. Her orderly life just got very messy.