The Old Inn at Punta de Sangre PODIUMS!!!!
One of my daughters has discovered in herself a talent and passion for Tri-Athlete competitions. She's a hella swimmer, runner, and biker and she trains with Spartan discipline. So even though she's a relative beginner to the world of Tri racing, she's made a showing in some big races. My husband and I get so excited by these accomplishments that we don't even notice exactly where in the winner lineup she ranks, only that indeed the world has validated what we know: our little girl is a WINNER. The cool term, she has taught us, is yet another noun disguised as a verb: podium. As in (through tears of joy): "Mom! Dad! I podiumed!!!!"
Now, I, too, have "podiumed" as an author. My first mystery novel, The Old Inn at Punta de Sangre (Amazon Kindle, 2015) has earned semifinalist status in the Mystery/Thriller category of The Kindle Book Review 2017 Awards. So if you haven't already, check out this quick, cozy read (It's redolent of the ocean, I promise.) It's an ebook, and you can buy it on Amazon. Click on the BOOKS link on this website home page for a plot summary and excerpt.