Spotlight on character

First up this week… My friend and reviewer extraordinaire in Australia, Rel, recently came up with a fun idea – character spotlights for novels. Last week she posted a Character spotlight for Cori, and asked me to find some pictures of actors that could maybe play the characters. I nominated a young Emily Blunt for Cori and between the two of us we came up with some picks for the rest of the team as well. It was a lot of fun. I am really bad with names, particularly of movie stars, so when asked to come up with pictures that might represent my characters it was a real struggle. I sat here for well over half an hour googling things like “young famous actress red hair” and then browsing through all the pictures trying to figure out if they “fit”. It’s really amazing what sort of sites those sort of searches can pull up. I had no idea :).

On other fronts, Mike got a call last Wednesday night from an Australian organization asking him if he’d like to go to Papua New Guinea for a short term contract… on Monday. So that’s where he is right now – in a remote town in PNG minus his luggage (which apparently disappeared somewhere between Brisbane and Port Moresby, and may well not reappear, which is really annoying because – apart from the fact he’ll have to go two weeks with one set of clothes and whatever else he can buy there – it’s not like he has many spare pairs of shoes or pants, to be honest). He’s also minus an air conditioner, decent food, and a lot of sleep. So, he’s doing it tough this week. In two weeks, however, he’ll be spending a couple of days with my parents at Orana (their recently-named house, Orana is an Aboriginal word that means “welcome”). I am heaving a big sigh of jealousy at the thought that he will be there without me.

Meanwhile, I’ve readjusted to having the whole bed to myself, although not really to how quiet the house seems without him here. I miss him. Which is somewhat reassuring too.

Thanks for dropping by,

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