Yes, it's just hours away from Friday. That means it's time to write the blurb for our soon-to-be-written novel, so the publishers can get into a bidding war because the blurb is so darned intriguing.
How does it work? Lisa Ricard Claro gives us a photo every week. (But don't think she is a marvelous person for doing this. She rents her kids--and passes them off as her own--so it's the "rentals" who are doing the real grunt work on this meme...) We write a blurb (a hook that is 150 words or less in length) and post it on our own blog along with linking it on Lisa's blog. (And then you can read other blurbs and see what they did with the photo.)
Here is the photo, and my blurb follows:
The Babcock's B & B and the Case of the Calloway Cougar
Yes, the carpeting's worn. And yes, sometimes the beloved Mr. Puss can be found on the diningroom table, licking from the butter tray. But the Babcocks are lovely people, living out their twilight years in quaint Calloway as they eek out a living with their bed and breakfast business.
And business is good. Until Mrs. Babcock is accused of making improper advances. Reportedly, Mrs. Babcock offered a bran muffin to a male guest as she unbuttoned her duster, rubbed Vick's on herself as she simultaneously licked her lips, and dislodged her dentures in a "lacivious" manner.
Will the Babcocks be able to weather the trial? Will their business go under? Or will Mrs. Babcock have to take pole-dancing lessons so she can put her libido to work in a lucrative way?
(Proceeds from book sales goes to "Support Hose," the fund set up for Mrs. Babcock's legal fees.)