D is for Sheffield Davis
I'm Sheffield Davis and I'm thrilled to be the A to Z challenge honored guest today. I appear in the third book in the Providence in Ecuador series, which hasn't been released yet. So I'm excited to get to tell you a little about me before you have preconceived opinions.
I live in Memphis, Tennessee home of Elvis and am a reporter for a local television station. A little-known fact about me is I attended Mississippi State University and majored in Meteorology. But I come from a big family and didn't want to go all over the country in pursuit of a meteorologist position , so I do this reporting gig while I wait for a weatherman position to open up in my hometown. I think sometimes I drive the weather guys nuts at my station, because I can't help myself dropping in on them especially when severe weather is in the area. It's such an adrenaline rush.
I haven't found that one lady who can tie me down yet, but Memphis is a big place. I'm sure she's here somewhere and one day I'll run into her. I imagine I will know she's the one the first time we meet. I'm a little idealistic and romantic in that sense I suppose.
Maybe I'm beginning to mature a little bit. I can't tell you exactly what I've been reporting on lately, but I can tell you, that big exciting things have been happening in Memphis. By big exciting things, I really mean terrible catastrophic things, but, and I'm a little ashamed to say this, maybe these stories will launch me into a job in a bigger market. Maybe Atlanta or New Orleans. Not too far from home, and I sure do love the south. I feel positively dirty for thinking that tragedies could advance my career, but it's the world we live in now.
Being in a book is pretty cool. I'm not one of the main characters, but I understand there will be more books in the series and maybe I will show up again. Maybe moving to that bigger market will help me land in another book. Book 2 is set in New Orleans, book 3 in Memphis. Who's to say...maybe Atlanta will be next. I would love to advance to a main character position where I would get to go to Ecuador. Ecuador's getting a lot of attention lately and I think it would be a great place to visit. I don't think I would want to move there, though. They think football is soccer and I know I must stay close to SEC football. Fall has always been my favorite time of year, but it wouldn't be nearly as nice without football. The NFL is fine, the game is a bit better, more experienced players and all, but it's not nearly the same as those SEC rivalries.
Anyway, it was nice to meet you and if you're ever in Memphis, tune in to watch me on Channel 6 Bluff City news.
From Scarlett: Sheffield, thanks for chatting with us today. Do you really think I would have moved to Ecuador if there was no football? I can still watch my MSU Bulldog and SEC football and we even have an American style football team here in Cuenca. Come on over and I'll show you around.
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Scarlett Loving life in Cuenca!