“There is a strange beauty to the boto, a beauty that takes longer to see: it is like the beauty of the very old and the beauty of the fetus. Theirs is the beauty of becoming, of a creature poised on the brink of becoming something else.”       

–  Journey of the Pink Dolphin: An Amazon Quest by Sy Montgomery

These two books were excellent sources of information as I was writing Radiant City.

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I had so much fun making this aesthetic (my first one ever!) for my work-in-progress, an adult fantasy adventure.

The images are mine or from Pexels and Pixabay (free image sites). Quote is from the story.

Saúde!

IMG_1328The Caipirinha is a popular cocktail in Brazil (my character, Ana, orders one in chapter 1 of Radiant City).

This drink is delicious and fresh — perfect for warm summer days!

Saúde!

Caipirinha recipe:

1 1/2 oz (50 ml) of Cachaça

2 tsp of sugar (white or raw), plus more for rim of glass

1 lime, cut into 8 wedges

Sparkling water (opt.)

Cut the lime into wedges and use one to moisten around the rim of the glass. Pour a thin layer of sugar on a plate and press the rim of the glass into it. Set aside to dry. Muddle the 2 tsp sugar into the lime wedges in a glass. Add crushed ice and Cachaça. Add splash of sparkling water (optional). Enjoy!