These are some of the minders and muses in my office, also where I read, tumble rocks, edit photos, conduct research, compose music, do paperwork, take short naps, guzzle coffee, and play video-games. Not pictured here are a few dozen The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Trek, and Star Wars figurines, plus my vast army of gnomes (a few made this cut). Remember, these aren't toys, action figures, or even stuffed animals—no, I'm not in denial—but classic fiction memorabilia to amuse, decorate, and inspire. Right? I mean...um...doesn't every young adult and children's author need things like this to spark the imagination?
This is my beloved, diverse family of dragons (excluding books, clothing, posters, mugs, stickers, etc.). As mentioned in the previous gallery, these are not toys in any regard...well, unless I play with them. Otherwise, they are strictly my favorite decor for fantasy inspiration...with or without playing with them.