Thursday, March 31, 2016

Multimedia meets Books! Let's have some fun.

Ahhh this world we live in. As a fifty-year-old it seems every day there is something new to learn in our world of technology and social media. Just when you feel like you kinda sorta maybe know how Facebook works, then comes twitter. And instagram and linked in and the vine and...and...and.  It's never ending and moving much faster than the fifty-year-old joints and brain synapses. But we keep on trying, determined not to be left behind, not to be the t rex skeleton left in the dusty field of technology.

Today in my world let me introduce you to our latest endeavor... video trailers for books!  Who thinks of these things?  I'd really like to meet that person. Does their brain ever rest?  Well, here you go. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think of this new thing. Is it cool? rad? the bomb? I dunno, what ARE the kids saying these days?  It's fun being old isn't it?

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate you for reading my blog.

Tomorrow starts the A to Z challenge and I look forward to hearing from you. Don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think of the videos.

Until tomorrow...
Scarlett Loving life in Cuenca!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Welcome to my new address!

Welcome to the new blog address and the new blog titled Frankly Scarlett. As you can see all the old posts are here if you are ever looking for an old favorite.

Thanks for following me and I'll see you next week for the A to Z Challenge.

Loving life in Cuenca!

Monday, March 21, 2016

A to Z Theme Reveal!

Hi everyone!  I'm glad you stopped by. Today I will announce the theme for my blogs in the April A to Z blog challenge!

I gave this a lot of thought. You know, thinking about blogging every day for a month is a little daunting. You wonder if you can not only come up with a topic to write about every day but if you can match those topics to the alphabet. I thought about giving you excerpts from my current work in progress, but that is similar to what I did last year. Although last year, when I started, I had no idea my posts would lead to a series of novels.

I wanted to do something for the fans of my series, but something that would also appeal to those who haven't read it yet. I don't want spoilers, so maybe some added content?  Would you like to know more about the characters from the Providence in Ecuador series?

You would?  Well, how about some interviews and conversations from our favorite characters?  Those we love and the ones we hope bump into karma in a dark alley.

Announcing Chica in Cuenca's theme for the 2016 April A to Z Blog Challenge:

Meet the Stars of Providence in Ecuador.

You will get to know the characters from Harvesting the Hummingbird, Peril in the Bayou and the soon to be released, Terror on the Bluff! As an added bonus...comment below a question you would like to ask your favorite character and your question could be selected.

I can't wait to see you, and hear what you think of the characters behind the stories.  See you soon, don't forget all the fun begins right here on Friday, April the 1st.

p.s. If you would like to read Harvesting the Hummingbird, it's on sale for .99 through the end of March at Amazon. And my books are always available on Kindle Unlimited. Just click the Harvesting the Hummingbird photo >>>>> to the right of the blog.


Scarlett in Cuenca
Living the good life!

Friday, March 11, 2016

March is Here and April's Coming

Hello, faithful friends and followers.

     There's a whole lot of shakin' going on in my life, so I thought I would take a moment and share.
Well, I suppose that could be taken a couple of ways after all, I live in Ecuador. At least once a week the ground shakes, but I never feel it. Mom does and while usually the quakes are early morning or late night I was in the kitchen when she said, my chair is shaking. I stood as still as possible hoping to feel it, but alas I did not. Sure enough, there were two quakes, a 5.5 and a 3.something or other.  And of course, the Tungarahua volcana is erupting, but that is far enough away it doesn't impact us here except for oooing and ahhing at the photos. I tried to find photos for you that I could attribute but couldn't find any and to refrain from copyright violations, you can google it. There are great photos and videos.
     So what has everything all a flutter for my March? The First annual Cuenca International Writer's Conference is next week!  If you are interested you can check it out here:

     Also, tonight is live Country Music night at one of my fav restaurants, the Bayou Cafe, my other fav restaurant, the Magnolia Caffe is hosting the Newcomer's Luncheon later this month. And of course, I'm trying to finish writing Terror on the Bluff, Book 3 in the Providence in Ecuador series.

But April is coming, and that means more excitement. I'm preparing now for the April A to Z blog challenge. I did a little housekeeping to the blog page here. How do you like it? Wow, so much has happened since I did the first challenge a year ago. Who'd have thunk?

This year I will be taking a themed approach to the daily blog posts. What is the theme you ask? Well, it's a secret until the theme reveal on the 21st of stay tuned, I think it will be fun.

You want some pictures? My newest photos are of the weird new fruits we are trying this summer. Remember it's summer here.

Pitahaya (Dragon Fruit)- these feel like a rubber ball and then you slice them open for:
The inside is flesh with seeds. The taste is mild, not too sweet, not tart at all. You can't eat too much though as it works as a laxative.
Achotillo- Again is a mild flavored, not to sweet, not tart fruit. the white flesh inside has the texture of a gummy bear.

     It has been a beautiful summer here and it's coming to a close with the start of the rainy season, our winter. It's not too bad, there is some sunshine every day and some rain every day. This week it rains most all night, but I don't mind that at all. It's a wonderful thing for sleeping.

Until next time, be happy. Leave the negativity behind like yesterday's trash, that it is.

Scarlett in Cuenca Living the good life!