The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Book Blurb Friday # 21...Ooops, It's Sunday!

Every week, Lisa Ricard Claro does it. She gives us a nudge. A prod. A poke.

Write, she urges.

Every week, she provides a photo (this one is brilliant--ha!), she writes a book blurb herself, and invites everyone to link theirs to the group of blurbs, via the handsome Mr. Linky. To see all the book blurbs this week, go to Lisa's blog: Writing in the Buff .

Believe it or not, there have been a couple of blurbs I've written that I'm interested in expanding. Last year I crashed and burned with my first attempt at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month--in November). Perhaps the second time will be a charm?

Anyway, writing a book cover "blurb" helps us hone our writing abilities. The blurb has to be 150 words or less, and it has to entice the reader enough to buy the book (which sadly, will not be at a Borders bookstore).  Below, you will find the absolutely breath-takingly awesome photo (again, ha!) and my blurb.

photo by moi

A Heart of Stone

The two of them used to walk the grounds of the cemetery. The lovely hills. The quiet. The privacy.

But then he left her for someone else. And somehow, Maggie couldn’t stay away from the rolling green waves of the cemetery.

One day, Maggie became part of it. She stood there, gazing at the tombstones and the towering granite crosses that surrounded her. The autumn leaves had cascaded down, creating a vibrantly-colored carpet for her. Suddenly, she was frozen in place, unable to move, a single tear suspended on her cheek.

And that was how she has been for the last forty-three years…

Many visitors stop and admire the size and the artistry of the “marker,” and yet everyone is clueless.

What will it take to breathe life back into Maggie? What will make her granite heart beat once again?

(145 words)


  1. Better late than never! :) This really is an awesome photo, and your blurb matches well. I don't just want to know what it will take to bring Maggie back, I want to know why she froze in the first place. I can't decide if this will be strictly supernatural, or a romance as well. I do hope you add a good romance. She needs a handsome prince. Someone very Hugh Jackman-ish, I think. :)

  2. Hey...fantastic idea about using one of your blurbs in an actual story!! Go for it!

  3. Hi Sioux,

    This is great ... I wonder if her husband strolled by with his new love and freaked out when he saw her, lol? There are so many things that Maggie could observe over 43 years, and I can see a series of short stories blending in together to make this book.

    Thanks so much for stopping by to read mine.

    Kathy M.

  4. Oooh, I know, I know! I think the Adonis statue a few burial plots over wakes up and breathes life into her via mouth to mouth, and she is of course the same age she was 43 years ago. And it just happens that her now-sixty-something ex husband and the woman who is now quite literally his "old lady" are taking a stroll shopping for burial plots, and they all run into each other. Yep, love this one! Seriously, it's chilling has so many fun possibilities!


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