Clare Donoghue, author of Trust No One, tells us about her writing space essentials:

 Obviously my laptop is an essential but I love my laptop tray because it means I can sit in my comfy chair and write with my feet up. After working in an office for years I avoid desks like the plague.

Next to me is a photograph of my father who I lost three years ago. I like to think having him close makes him part of the process.

The television, which might seem a weird choice, but when I'm editing I like to have Disney movies on in the background. The colours and music seem to keep me focussed. Odd but true.

And finally, a window. Behind me is a sunny view of my garden. I don't face it, as it would be a distraction but it's lovely to turn around and look at when I'm having a break.