Category Archives: Braga

Today I have some pictures of Sanctuary of Sameiro, situated on the southeastern hills that overlook the city. This is how it looks from the balcony in my mother’s condo:   In chapter two of The Secret Life of Daydreams, there’s a scene that takes place there. I don’t want to give too much away, […]

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  • Brea BrownJuly 9, 2013 - 1:43 PM

    You’re a gem of a beta reader (and photographer)! As I am neither, I’ve been forced to wait to read THE SECRET LIFE OF DAYDREAMS, and the anticipation is killing me! Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Laura DeLange BastianJuly 9, 2013 - 2:07 PM

    Such a true post on beta readers. Worth their weight in gold. And those pictures are beautiful. Love being able to see the places from the book.ReplyCancel

  • Rose WhitneyJuly 9, 2013 - 2:49 PM

    Hi mom!ReplyCancel

  • Lucinda Whitney, AuthorJuly 9, 2013 - 2:12 PM

    Thanks, Brea! And thanks for trusting me to beta-read for you, I have learned a lot from that.

  • Lucinda Whitney, AuthorJuly 9, 2013 - 2:20 PM

    Thank you, Laura! And I couldn’t agree more. I’m glad the pictures are helpful. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Lucinda Whitney, AuthorJuly 9, 2013 - 3:15 PM


      First, here are some more images of Braga, that I took in May during my trip. This is the Catholic Church of the Congregados, at Central Avenue. In the beginning of The Secret Life of Daydreams, Sofia is on the phone with her friend Guida, in front of this church, when she […]

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  • Brea BrownJune 27, 2013 - 10:20 AM

    You have to explore all of your options, and new options pop up all the time. Congrats on your invitation to submit to a publisher! I’m sure they’ll love it, and the decision will be all yours to make. Looking forward to meeting Simon and Isabel!ReplyCancel

  • LucindaJune 27, 2013 - 12:16 PM

    Thanks, Brea! Knock on wood, these options are plenty to consider for now. πŸ˜‰ We’ll see what the future brings.ReplyCancel

The setting for my novel is in northern Portugal, mainly in the city of Braga. My goal for sharing photos of these places is to bring you closer to them when you read those scenes, to make it more alive and real. Today’s blog post won’t be very long or wordy. I’m here to introduce […]

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  • J. A. BennettApril 11, 2013 - 8:20 AM

    Beautiful! Setting matters, but the characters matter more. Still it’s always good to have a strong vision of setting so that you can add in hints when you need to πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Gwen BristolApril 11, 2013 - 7:21 PM

    This is gorgeous. I wish I could take a walk through it myself.ReplyCancel

  • LucindaApril 22, 2013 - 10:08 AM

    Thanks, Jennie and Gwen! Jennie, I agree that characters are more important, but if they’re not well grounded, they lose an edge in what sets them apart from other characters.
    Gwen, it’s a very relaxing walk. Can’t wait to go back!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki BudgeApril 22, 2013 - 7:06 PM

    This is awesome, especially for me since I’ve read the ms. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • LucindaApril 22, 2013 - 7:37 PM

    Thanks, Vicki! I will have more posts about other places in the story, so keep an eye on it.ReplyCancel

Have you ever thought how a story comes about? When I read a book that I really love, I always wonder which parts, small or big, were taken from real life, either the author’s or others’. It’s inevitable, one way or another- art imitating life or life imitating art (is it the egg or is […]

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  • BreaApril 1, 2013 - 4:38 PM

    I can’t wait to learn more about Braga in TSLoD and here on this blog. Great idea introducing readers to these places before they read the book. This will give us–especially those of us ignorant Americans–a wonderful frame of reference!ReplyCancel

  • LucindaApril 22, 2013 - 10:09 AM

    Thanks, Brea! I’m hoping it will be something fun for the readers.ReplyCancel

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