It was always my dream to have a home-office, even before I became a writer. So when we moved into our new apartment this instantly became my favorite room in the house. I've always wanted a map of the world in my office. I feel like it really expands the space. Ioana and I love traveling, so all I have to do is look at the map and it will instantly put me in a good mood. I also wanted a bar, but that's not happening!
I have the window to my left for natural sunlight all day long and Picky's cage to my right for company. She's currently out doing her morning laps. Hanging on the wall behind me is a drawing of myself having drinks with Danny Trejo, Bolo Yeung and Billy Drago. It was a present from my best friend for my twentieth birthday. The flag, a gift from my in-laws, is there to inspire me to become the most widely-read Romanian author of all time (always aim high, right?). The funny looking shrub is an Australian Callistemon Laevis named Ted. In the warm months, it sits on the balcony, which you can reach through the door you can kind of see on the right side of the picture. Behind me, there's also a poster of the Uncanny X-men (my passion for reading and writing started with comic books, so it's nice to have a small reminder) as well as printouts of fan mail (:-D) and other inspiring and motivating feedback. Opposite my desk and facing it stands Ioana's desk, on her half of the office.