Workspace Wednesday welcomes Wendy Ely

Today I welcome a new-to-me author, Wendy Ely, whom I met on some of my Internet travels. Wendy has a new book coming out, so this appearance is timely!

Take it away, Wendy!


WENDY ELI:  Norah, thank you so much for letting me be part of Workplace Wednesday! I’m so excited to share this private part of my life.



Here is where the words magically flow from my fingertips… or I bang my head on the desk. HA! My actual work area. I’m so proud of that computer. Pink is my favorite color and my honey picked this laptop out for me because the keys glow in whatever color I choose. Also in this picture is my work bulletin board that is half whiteboard (and I always find loving or silly notes added from my family). I use the other board for inspiration. We’ve recently moved and most of my inspirational items fell off. Right now I have a picture of me with my siblings. I won that board and the animal print pencil container from my local RWA chapter. My desk has an extra pullout shelf for a keyboard. I use a laptop so this extra part of my desk provides extra space to work… usually when I put pen to paper.



This little table sits next to my desk and adds extra storage to my workspace. My kids bought me that clock many years ago. The drawing (that really needs to be framed) hanging on the wall was done for me from a friend. On this table you’ll also notice some essentials such as: Bath and Body Works body spray (Paris), EOS lip balm, and my Post-it note holder. I also keep two books that I always use: The Writer’s Thesaurus and The Emotion Thesaurus. The shelf holds extra copies of my books and my cat often sleeps here. What you don’t see is the double doors near the bottom. I keep stacks of notebooks here.



I have been reduced to 1 bookshelf at this house. Sigh. As you can see, I need a few more. My “to be read” books are here, but I keep my writing resource books and autographed books separate. You’ll also see a black and white photo of my kids when they were younger.



Here is the top of my shelf. My books that are in print are on display here. I also have a little figurine that a former daycare child gave me for my birthday. See that vase of roses? My RWA chapter gives a rose for every book published. I’m so proud of these.



Here is my shelf of autographed books and important things. I love having books autographed by the authors and I’ll keep these books forever. You’ll also notice a hat sitting on top. A dear friend gave this to me. The back reads, “Thomas.” The white container holds my paperclips (usually glitter pretty clips!) and the rest of the figurines were given to me by friends. Can you tell I love fairies?



But the best part of my office is my assistant. Kujo follows me everywhere and often lounges in my office while I work. Here she is sprawled out on my chair.  Good thing I looked down before I sat, huh? She used to sleep on my desk, but she doesn’t fit anymore.


Thank you for stopping by my workplace! In honor of my post, I’ll be giving away an ebook copy of my brand new release Dangerous Flames.


Dangerous Flames

Sometimes heroes are taught to do really bad things…

Mikolas Russo is one hit away from becoming part of the Medini crime family. But is this what he really wants?  Killing people for money is what he has been trained to do even though he’d give anything to trade the nightmares for sweet dreams of the forbidden Gabrielle. Thinking he has the chance to reveal his feelings to her, he arrives at her house to find her brandishing a loaded gun, ready to take control.

During Gabrielle’s teen years, she attended a private school in Italy. This is where she learns the meaning of Mafia but believed crime families no longer existed. Now back in Las Vegas and demanding answers to the hard questions, she quickly learns that the Mafia still has a hand in controlling society and her father is the Don of the largest mob in the area.

The Mafia doesn’t seem so glamorous any more after a hit is taken out on her father, especially when Gabrielle has reason to believe that her secret love’s safety is in jeopardy too.

Will the truth fulfill her desires, or will Mikolas be the one to shatter everything?


You can find Wendy Ely on the Internet in these places:

Amazon (check out her current releases).




Email Wendy:


Thank you for that lovely tour, Wendy! And LOL – I keep my authographed books and special keepers on a different shelf too. They deserve it. ,-)

Okay, my lovelies, you know the drill — comment for a chance to win an ebook copy of Wendy’s new release, Dangerous Flames.



12 Responses to “Workspace Wednesday welcomes Wendy Ely”

  • Very nice, Wendy. Your office looks cozy and comfy. A wonderful place to write your wonderful novels!

  • Ooh, it all looks very writerly! My son tends to type – THE END – if I walk away from my WIP. Don’t you just love ’em?

  • Hi Wendy, I love the premise of your book. Imagine finding out your father is the Don! I’m very intrigued….

  • Looks like a wonderfully cozy work space. And all those books! Definitely a wordsmith’s paradise.

  • So much fun to see so many authors’ work spaces! Lovely to read about you, Wendy. I have a cat, too, who occupies my life too!

  • I definitely need more bookshelves in my office. Yours look great, and I love that you have a collection of your friends’ books. Between moving and lending them out, I’ve lost a lot of my collection, but not all. Happy writing.

  • Crystal Searan:

    Wendy, love the workspace. I do not write but an avid reader. I also have my own workspace. However no book shelves for my books. so they are stacked neatly on my desk. Which has become the catch all for my kids. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lori Gallagher:

    Having a pet as an assistant is a wonderful thing – and Kujo looks like she has the job well in hand. I am also madly in love with your keyboard that lights up – how have I never heard of this? Fun! Best of luck with the new book – it sounds wonderful.

  • K.R. Morrison:

    My kitty, Dusty, approves. I was relieved to see a cat amongst your things. No writing space is complete without a feline companion.

  • Doris McKay:

    Here I am, late again! Thanks for sharing your space Wendy. It looks neat and I like your assistant. Does she edit? Would love to borrow her, Doris

  • Any workplace that has a cat is good in my books! I love your bookshelf. It’s pretty much what mine looks like.

  • Nicole Laverdure:

    I can understand that you need a well organized workplace when you are a writer. I like the board on your wall, I have one too, it’s very useful! I am a book lover and have my office organize so I don’t need to search everywhere. Thank you for sharing your private “space” . I would love to Dangerous Flames! thank you Norah and Wendy for this giveaway!

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