Brian Simons shares his writing cave with a menacing dragon. Fine, she's a bearded dragon, and she only seems to menace the occasional cricket, but she's been very supportive of his writing.
Brian writes LitRPG, which is way too much fun to count as work. He previously worked in a genre called ""corporate lawyering,"" where the protagonists always seem to lose even when they win. Brian likes LitRPG better.