Friday, April 1, 2016

A is for Abby Albright Grey #atozchallenge

A is for Abby Albright Grey

 Hi! My name is Abby Grey and I was chosen by our author to talk to you today. Because today is the first day of the April A to Z blog challenge and you guessed it. A is for Abby.

So my challenge is that I hear some of you would like to get to know me better, but I can't give away anything that happens in the books. You know...it's a no spoiler zone here. Since I'm a character who serves at the creation of my writer, I decided we could play a little game of truth or fiction. Readers of the series... feel free to comment the answers below if you think you know them. New folks, think of it as people watching- maybe you can craft your own story.

I've been authorized to give away a few simple truths. I am a character in the Providence in Ecuador suspense series, in fact, I'm the main character in book one. I also get to be part of a uniquely interesting romance.  Sorry, no hot steamy scenes.  If my creator was to choose the actress to portray me in the made for tv movie of the book, it would be Sandra Bullock.  Aren't we excited and honored! So now I will tell you nine things about me. Why nine? Because ten is so over-used and boring, don't you think? Some will be truth some will be fiction. Hmmm, think about that for a minute.  Here we go:

1. I love love love red shoes. And red boots? Swoon...it just doesn't get any better.



2. My most strenuous activity is a biweekly game of Twister with the local retired gringo expats. (Sorry there are no photos from this group as the photos are considered "inappropriate internet content" in some countries.)

3. I have a cat, and he rules my life.



4. I'm involved in a hot steamy affair with a new Latin lover- even if behind the bedroom door is off limits for the book.



5. My best friend is a lady who literally wears a hat covered in South America fruit. (I tried taking her picture once and my camera hasn't worked since. But she is the sweetest lady you will ever meet.)

6. Since it's covered in the Amazon description, I assume it's safe to say I live in Ecuador. But did you know my main mode of transportation is a unicycle?  I even get tips when I go through intersections at rush hour.

 7. I am an addict. I'm currently addicted to Facebook, Skype, Pinterest and Amazon.  I know the whole Amazon thing is weird, especially since they don't ship to Ecuador.

8. I am an obsessive list maker. I have lists of lists and lists of where I keep the lists.



9. I absolutely know what it's like to run for your life. And living under a giant Amazonian mushroom isn't that horrible. (Amazonian here refers to the region of the Amazon river on the continent of South America, not the enormous website that sells literally everything you can't even imagine.)



Now, as all good speakers, I would like to close with the funniest joke I found on the internet this week:
      A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell.
She decided to check out each place first. As the writer descended into the fiery pits, she saw row upon row of writers chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny lashes.
"Oh my," said the writer. "Let me see heaven now."
A few moments later, as she ascended into heaven, she saw rows of writers, chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they, too, were whipped with thorny lashes.
"Wait a minute," said the writer. "This is just as bad as hell!"
"Oh no, it's not," replied an unseen voice. "Here, your work gets published."
 
Happy April Fools Day! Thank you for stopping by and reading our blog today. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog challenge. Stay tuned, tomorrow you will get to meet "Bear" Court McAllister from Book 3!

Please leave a comment to let me know you were here.

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~*~
Scarlett Loving life in Cuenca!

63 comments:

  1. hahahahaha- I loved your joke. And your character - wow - rides a unicycle, loves red boots, lives in Ecuador - it can't get better :)
    Best of luck for the A to Z Challenge

    www.kalpanaawrites.com

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  2. I don't believe the unicycle because I have seen the streets in Ecuador. But I will buy the rest. Good luck Abby.

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  3. A great idea for getting know your characters! Enjoyed meeting Abby :)
    Rosa
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    Rosa Temple writes...

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  4. That was a fun post....I look forward to meeting Bear tomorrow
    BellyBytes from
    Mumbai On A High

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  5. love love love it. The joke made me laugh out loud. :) can't wait to read your future 25 posts :)

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  6. I love those red Doc Martens. I want a pair!
    @DoreeWeller from
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    1. I know right? Who wouldn't want a pair, they look so comfy too. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed yourself.

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  7. Nice job!
    I was considering letting one of my characters get one day... but decided against it. No telling where that would end up (the current bunch are not the best behaved bunch). Maybe next year.

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    1. I mentioned on another blog, we should have a battle of the characters next year. Wouldn't that be fun? Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed yourself.

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    2. Battle of the characters?
      Sounds awesone :D

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  9. Good gag but too true. Intrigued by your post. Look forward to more...

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  10. I love this! I love romantic supsense especially with no steamy scenes!

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  11. I like Abby and want to get her know her better :) ... and really adore those red boots!

    Molly @MyCozyBookNook
    My Cozy Book Nook
    Revising Life after 50

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    1. I love your blog name...revising life after 50. You really would like Abby. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have time to come back again. I love those boots too!

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  12. I have fallen in love with those red shoes. I loved the joke, too. Imagine, a place where writers get published. [Alana@RamblinGarden] from
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    1. They said published but mentioned nothing about the contract. Thanks for dropping by! I'm hoping to find a cobbler here to make those boots for me.

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  13. This is brilliant and she's a cat person. I love her already. Great post, great character.

    Romance, Passion, & Thrills | ❤ Twitter: @sashaknight

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  14. What a great theme! I'll be back for 'B'... have a great day! Sue @Sizzling60 from
    Sizzling Towards Sixty

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  15. Those red shoes are great! I can relate to number eight, doing that all the time.

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    1. I graduated from lists to notebooks. Now I have so many notebooks I can't find the lists. I guess that means there is too much going on in this mind. I'm waiting for a short circuit. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.

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  16. Clever post. Also, my sister has a pair of red boots just like that!

    The Immarcescible Word

    Frox'n'Fox

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  17. No idea how much is true, but I'm pretty sure the unicycle isn't! Love the lists of lists, and I seriously need a list of where I put the lists. Loved it. Love the joke too.

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  18. Oh my, this blog is going to be a lot of fun. :) Good luck in A-Z2016!

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  19. what a great way to flesh out a character and make them seem so real - just loved it and look forward to meeting more :)
    Leanne from
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  20. Awesome to meet characters via A to Z. Hope you have a fun month and thanks for visiting today.
    I'm A to Zing from: moondustwriter and Fill the Cracks

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  22. A very intriguing Abby there (and a great joke!).

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  23. ROFL at the joke :D fruit hat!! not that's interesting.. wonder how it looks like. enjoyed reading your post.All the best for A to Z :D

    Visiting from A to Z Challenge
    Pam's Unconventional Alliance Team
    A Whimsical Medley
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

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  24. Thank you for your comment on my blog. Cuenca sounds wonderful.

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  25. Great article I loved it all, the writer's joke is hilarious. All the best, The Truck Traveller

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  26. I love that you have pictures! Truly awesome way to do A to Z!

    Thank you for your visit to my blog,
    Sylvia van Bruggen

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  27. A pleasure to meet you Abby and I love the red boots. You probably keep Scarlett on her toes. Hmmm? Which are the truths. I don't know you well enough yet (just downloaded your story) but I'd hazard to say you really don't live under a mushroom. The lady with the fruit hat. How does she keep them from spoiling or the bugs invading? Happy travels! Whispers - great character, Scarlet. You're right, Ashley would like her. :)

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  28. What a fun theme! I look forward to reading more.

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  29. Sounds fascinating thanks for dropping by my blog.

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