Friday, April 29, 2016

Y is for Yancey #atozchallenge

Y is for Yancey, and I'm Yancey. Not many folks know my real name, I tend to be called by what you would call a trade name, but we won't get into that here.

I'm originally from Memphis, but after acquiring my Master's degree in chemistry I spent some time traveling and making connections. I wanted to go into business for myself and I needed to build a network of suppliers as well as a distinctive sort of clientele.  These days I live on a ranch of sorts outside Mesquite Nevada.

A ranch of sorts because the only thing growing there is cactus and the only animals there are the few wild animals that can survive the climate.  It's a big open place where I can work in peace and quiet and never worry about disturbing the neighbors. It's a tri-state area, too.  In a short distance, I can be in any one of three states. That can come in handy if one ever finds themselves running from authority.

These days I work for a couple of families from the Las Vegas area. But recently I got a call asking for my services back home in Memphis. For a while, I'll be renting the unoccupied side of my brother's duplex.  I just hope he doesn't come snooping around my side of abode.  I would hate to have to kill my twin brother. You know come to think of it, I don't really know what my brother Winston does for a living, except he works with computers, from home and he has a fortune in equipment in his home office. Maybe he's into something just as unmentionable as I am.

Hmmm, I wonder. I think I might do a little snooping of my own. Do you suppose there might be a way to combine his business and mine and we could be the twins again?

We hope you have enjoyed the A to Z challenge. All of us, the characters of Scarlett's books, have had a great time talking with you. I'm the last character. Tomorrow there is a big reveal and a surprise, just for you, our loyal readers. So, don't forget to drop by tomorrow for the Z special event!

Scarlett Loving life in Cuenca!


  1. Boy you have some shady and devious characters in you books Scarlett.

    1. Shady and devious are personality traits needed in suspenseful novels, I think. And at least most of the time, the good guys win. Thanks for reading and commenting Jo!

  2. Ooh intriguing! what does she do on a ranch that's unmentionable and why would she need to be on the run from authorities?

    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016

    1. Nilanjana...all will be disclosed in book 3, Terror on the Bluff! Thanks for coming by, reading and commenting on my blog.

  3. Now my curiosity is piqued! I'll have to start at the beginning! Thanks for visiting my blog

  4. Now my curiosity is piqued! I'll have to start at the beginning! Thanks for visiting my blog