J. Nell Brown
My Writing Cave
My Writing Cave
The places where I write the Orphan Dreamer's stories . . . welcome!
Hi, my given name is Jeanelle Brown, but the spelling is challenging, so I decided to use a phonetic spelling of my name as my pen name.
Say 'hello' to my writing partner, Faith Arabella, a twelve-year-old Maltese. She still looks like a puppy and makes a cameo appearance as Daniela's dog.
One of my writing spaces . . . cozy, with a snowy view . . .
I'm looking out over Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado . . . about three years ago, I lost all of my hair. The process of losing your hair as a young woman is quite devastating, and for me, the experience was just that! It's interesting two of my acquaintances at the time had lost their hair due to cancer, I had not, so I received no sympathy. One person told me, "you look like a boy" and another "it'll grow back." Well anyways, words are powerful they can stop a person in their tracks or launch them into outerspace. One gem I've learned is that most author's lend the emotions behind their own experiences to fuel the emotional engine that brings life to their characters' stories--even if the circumstances were very different the emotion may be same. As for my hair, my hair hair has grown back--that's hairy me in picture #1, but when I retire, I'm going to cut off all my hair again "on purpose"! It was so easy to manage. Hats off to all the girls with a short crop--no matter the reason. Cheers!
The Biltmore House in Asheville, NC inspired a time-travel component in the Orphan Dreamer.
This is my writing space inside my bedroom . . . perfect for those insomnia moments. Rather convenient if a new scene comes to mind . . .