Writing Spaces: Where Barbara Winkes Pens Her Works

My office

My wife told me that before I moved in, she never know what to do with this room. It used to be a music room, a game room, the cat’s room—and then it became my office. My father-in-law built the shelves, and I added some decoration later, like a Women’s Murder Club poster and some photography. We both have our separate offices, which, I think is a good thing when you work 100% or even partly from home.

The Kitchen

As much as I like to have my own professional space, it’s fun to write there sometimes (hey, snacks, coffee and tea are close). I do it more often in the winter, because I have a nice view on where we put our Christmas tree.

The backyard

Obviously, only in the summer. I feel privileged to be able to do what I do, but even more so when I set up on the deck to write.

What are your ‘must haves’ that make up your writing space?

The spiral notebook with the notes for the book I’m working on, and some pens. That’s pretty much it.



Barbara Winkes writes suspense and romance with lesbian characters at the center. She has always loved stories in which women persevere and lift each other up. Expect high drama and happy endings.

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