Friday, May 29, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things: May 29, 2015

Well, it's Friday and time to write my post for Lexa Cain's Celebrate the Small Things.

As in the past, I may post something about writing, something personal, something random or even all the above.

Or if I have a REALLY off week, I might just post a photo or two. ;)

Sorry I missed last Friday, but I was fighting a cold that my lovely husband forwarded to me. I lost the battle over the weekend but started to see some improvements by Tuesday.

So what are my small celebrations? Well, being sick gave me the impetus to do some reading. I read four books in the Gotcha Detective Series by Jamie Lee Scott, a friend I met at the Writer's Police Academy last June.

That gave me the push to do a little note making for my Lia Rules series as well as some research for her location and other background for her.

I am getting excited about writing the first book in a new cozy mystery series. Born Aurelia Ruhls, orphaned at age 3, she left the foster system at age 16 and changed her name to Lia Rules.
Street smart, she has "fallen" into a career as a Private Investigator/Bounty Hunter. Her flaming red hair, black Ninja 250 motorcycle, black jeans and thigh high boots make her a highly recognizable personality in the PI world.
I started a fun little game on my Facebook page: Author True or False. Anyone can play and when the questions are done, the person with the most correct guesses will get a gift. (...and tell your friends)

Still sticking with Spanish classes, although I did miss Monday due to being sick. Yoga has slipped to the back burner...will tackle that next week.

Today I am off an an all day tour with thirty or so friends. We are touring four cities around Cuenca (Ecuador). Here is the spiel:
  • Gualaceo: slightly lower and much warmer city than Cuenca, famous for its textile weavers and the Orchid Farm. 
  • Chordeleg: peaceful, tidy town, famous for its massive selection of handmade filigree jewelry. 
  • Sigsig: for fine Panama Hats. 
  • San Bartolome: village specializing in artisan guitars.
Till next week...


  1. You're a busy gal when you're sick. :-D I'd be on my couch, falling asleep to reruns on the TV. I'm about as useful as a brick to an ant when I get the flu.

    Have fun on your tour. I hear Ecuador is a beautiful country. I have family there, and the last time I visited was almost 15 years ago, but we never really toured. Everyone I know who does says it's beautiful.

    Tanya Miranda - Writer, Dreamer, Intergalactic Superhero

  2. Bleh, being sick's no fun. But the fact that you got some work done is impressive. Enjoy the tour.

    God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things

  3. The tour was fun but I came home to "itchies" all over and slept 10 hours thanks to a Benadryl. We love it here in Ecuador, such natural beauty all around in addition to the cultural beauty. Hope you can squeeze in a visit, much to see and enjoy!

  4. Thanks, it wasn't a lot of work but I enjoyed it. The tour was great. Such an amazing country!

  5. Lia Rules sounds like a fun character. Hope the trip cures your bug.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder
    Take 25 to Hollister

  6. I love the bio of Lia Rules. She sounds like a real tough-girl! You're pretty tough too by getting over your illness so fast and running around the countryside! Don't get sick again, and have a great weekend!

  7. Still sniffling a bit and not sleeping enough but better. Hoping I enjoy writing about Lia as much as she has enjoyed bugging me.

  8. Thanks, Lexa. This will be a very different write for me, still trying to decide between first and third person. I've only ever written in third, first feels very foreign right now.


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