Friday, November 25, 2011

Book Blurb Friday: elevation, 9000 feet

One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Quito, Ecuador, sits on the equator, but the weather is never too hot. The reason is its altitude: 9000 feet (2743 meters) above sea level.

Much of Quito's architecture is Spanish Colonial, but much of it is modern as well. It is a vibrant, thriving city, without being too big for comfort.

The symbol of Quito is the iconic statue of the Virgin Mary on top of a hill overlooking the city.

Author Kay Davies and her photographer husband Richard Schear visited Quito with an eye to retiring in the city or its environs.

In this beautifully written and superbly illustrated volume, Quito: ¿Si o No? learn what the author and her husband decided, and why.

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Book Blurb Friday

hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro at Writing in the Buff
Each week, Lisa posts a photo (see top photo, by Lynn Obermoeller) to inspire other writer-bloggers to imagine a book, of which the prompt photo is the front cover, and to write a "blurb" (maximum 150 words) for the back cover to entice people to buy this book.
This week's submission is 129 words.
(Additional photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear.)
To see how the prompt photo inspired other writer-bloggers, please click


Grandma's Goulash said...

Is there any truth to that, Kay? You certainly made me believe that you've been to Quito - and with you, that's always a possibility. very creative to include the pics with your blurb. I'd love to read the whole book.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Your photos are a wonderful addition to your blurb and certainly sell the book idea. Nicely done! And lucky you...I bet those really ARE pics taken by you and your hubby first hand. You lucky duck. :)

Lynn said...

Very creative to add other photos and you have me sold!

Cezar and Léia said...

Great captures! Specially the young lady smiling on the last picture surrounded by colourful ware!
God bless you!

Tammy said...

Kay, your blurb is so beautifully illustrated and informative that this is one time when I almost feel like the blurb is a work of art all its own...even though I definitely want more!