My Writing Desk | Christa Parrish (Plus a Giveaway)


Almost everything—from the desk, to the chair, to the lamp and books—was thrifted or free. I painted the antique chair my favorite aqua color and then gave the old, dark wood table a makeover as well. The stack of books came with the husband, but he found them at a garage sale. The lamp is from a thrift store, as is the little white bowl holding a real bird’s nest my son found outside in our yard. The small quilted square beneath the books was made by a wonderfully talented friend of mine! The desk faces the largest bedroom window, and I have an inspiring view of the woods and little critters bounding through them—birds, chipmunks, and my daughter’s friend, Jumpy Squirrel.

When do I write? Whenever I can fit it into life. I am not nearly disciplined enough to have a set time, and my writer’s brain doesn’t work like that, anyway.

About the Author

ParrishChristaChrista Parrish is the award-winning author of three novels, including the 2009 ECPA Fiction Book of the Year “Watch Over Me.” When she’s not writing, she’s a homeschool mother of three wonderful children. Married to author and pastor Chris Coppernoll, Christa serves with him as co-leader of their church’s youth ministry as well as serving as a facilitator for a divorce recovery ministry. She is now also slightly obsessed with the art of baking bread.

Find out more about Christa at her website or on Facebook, Twitterand Pinterest.



Christa is giving away two copies of her book Stones for Bread, and each comes with a special bread-baking kitchen towel! Only those in the U.S. are eligible to win. If you want the chance to win a copy of her book AND a KitchenAid mixer (perfect for holiday baking!), be sure to check out the details here.

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  1. Julia M. Toto says:


    I love the photo of your writing space. Thanks for sharing! So lovely and simple. And no clutter!! (How do you do that?!) LOL. I live the woods as well, and love the view, the serenity…and the critters.

    Glad I found you, and look forward to reading Stones for Bread. Have a very happy Thanksgiving.

    Julia M. Toto

  2. That’s so cool!! If I had a space like that I’d feel like Jane Austen or Louisa May Alcott every time I sat down to write!!

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