About Aun Aqui:

She’s a self-published author living with some friends and a pair of German Shepherds in Birmingham, Alabama. She likes writing stories, playing music, snacking on burritos with guacamole and sipping on caramel pumpkin spice lattes.



About me: 

I took a Spanish class in the 7th grade and adored it.  I quickly began memorizing verbs and nouns and infinitives, and I learned that, by playing around on Google Translate, I could turn some of my favorite English phrases into beautiful, Spanish expressions.

I liked that there were various (and even conflicting) connotations and feelings embedded into the phrase “still here.”  I discovered that, in Spanish, the phrase was “aun aqui.”  I was thirteen when I fell in love with this expression and now, more than a decade later, it is an even more fitting description of myself.  So I took it, years ago, as my own.  I have it tattooed on my arm. It’s my ghost name.

As you peruse my blog, you’ll notice that I’m a simple person.  I like to critique and fuss, but I’m generally optimistic.  I’m long-winded; I draw stories out in galactic proportions and I’m far too detailed in my recollections, but I enjoy the process of reliving the moments that impressed me, terrified me, and caused me to change direction.  I’ve been let go of, and I’ve also had to let go — of people, places, ideas, beliefs and things.  I’ve been used and tossed away, but I’ve also been loved and cherished.  I relish feelings and practice my passions and pursue purpose and meaningful relationships in life more than I do anything else. I enjoy the little things and make a pretty big deal out of them.

I’m glad you stopped by! Please feel free to reach out to me anytime.

Enjoy the journey,

Aun Aqui
(aka Jace)

8 thoughts on “Aun Aqui?

  1. dramaqueen1913 says:

    Came your way via James Jay…just in case you missed my comment on his blog:

    “…And to aunaqui–I am about to start up again at the age of 41–you’re never too old for ballet. If you can’t find a class, search for the VHS/DVD “Balletcise” with Marguerite Porter. EXCELLENT for beginners.”

    1. aunaqui says:

      Hi there, nice to meet you as well Debra! Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂 Will you be attending the Barnes and Noble kickoff party? Its behind the Galleria (Riverchase) this Sunday and starts at 7. I plan on stopping by.. sort of excited to meet other local writers. Best wishes to you in your writing endeavors! Aun Aqui

  2. Pam says:

    As usual your writing is beautiful and touches me to my soul. I don’t want to nag at you, but didn’t I hear some rumors about a book? I will try to be patient!

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