Neil Gaiman's workspace -- The ''Coraline'' author escapes to a wooded Wisconsin hideaway

By Kate Ward
Updated February 13, 2009 at 05:00 AM EST

Neil Gaiman is enjoying his newly minted status as the Newbery award winner for 2008’s The Graveyard Book, as well as praise for the big-screen adaptation of his 2002 novella Coraline.

Gaiman escapes to his wooded Wisconsin hideaway with pup Cabel in tow to craft his fantastical works. Says the author, ”The setting is interesting enough that if I get stuck and need to stare out the window, there’s something to look at, which isn’t interesting enough to make me stop working and look at it for long.”