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Friday, April 8, 2016

Back-of-the-Book Blurb Friday # 9

 It's book blurb time. Time to be brief and, at the same time, enticing. Here's the basics:
  • Use the photo of the cat (the photo's from morguefile) as the front cover of a book.
  • You decide what kind of book it is. A sci-fi novel. A YA story. A murder mystery. A how-to book.
  • You come up with a title and a blurb--the blurb is the bit that will appear on the back cover, prompting people to buy the gook.
  • Your blurb should be 150 words or less (not including the title).
  • You can jazz up the photo any way you'd like. You can put a title on it. You can also include fake reviews. 
  • Post your blurb on your blog, and then link it to this post via Mr. Linky. If you have the time and the inclination, you can also check out the other blurbs, to see what direction they headed in...
  • And if you enjoy reading these blurbs, go over to Lisa Ricard Claro's site and check her out. She was the writer who began this prompt a long time ago. Nowadays, she's a big-time, multi-book author. (Lisa is so big-time, one of her books is going to become a movie... and Viggo Mortensen is going to star in it. (Yummm.)



       The above photo is the cover for this week, and here is my blurb:

The Adventures of Kitty O'Connell

           Kitty, Linda O'Connell's cat, has a secret. A secret that Linda is scrambling to keep buried.
        Everyone admires Linda's writing skills. People come to her for advice about their drafts. They envy how prolific she is.
         But unbeknownst to everyone, it's not Linda who's racking up all the Chicken Soup credits. It's Kitty. While Linda lollygags on the beach, Kitty's paws fly across the keyboard. It's Kitty who's responsible for Linda getting published in over 25 Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Kitty just coughs up a hairball and voila! It gets snapped up by an editor.
         Now, Kitty is tired of all the attention Linda receives. She wants to unravel the truth.
         How will Linda react? Will she embrace her as Kitty steps into the spotlight? Or will she threaten Kitty with a room at the local shelter... and then follow through? (142 words)





      Join us. Think about it. Play with us (have fun). And take a gander at the photo (below) for next week.








15 comments:

  1. Great blurb. I started thinking about what a "Meet the Author" would be like and could picture Kitty giving autographs with her paw as Linda passes her the books. LOL

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    1. Pat--I will pass on that idea to Kitty. Don't expect any cut, however. ;)

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  2. Genius Cat is a genius. Genius Cat is also Beautiful Cat and also Supreme Cat Who Must Be Fed Tuna. Genius Cat makes a gift of herself to a human world in chaos. First, Genius Cat trounces Donald Trump AND Ted Cruz in a primary. Then Genius Cat manages the San Diego Padres to the baseball championship. Then Genius cat, aka Beautiful Cat, aka Hand Over The Tuna, craps in the potted plant. "I didn't do it," says Genius Cat, who is them elected in a landslide.

    I am reading "Leaving Time" by the way, on your recommendation.

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    1. Shay--Anyone who can do that--politically--is a creature I admire.

      I hope you like it (she said nervously, as she held her breath).

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  3. I got up this morning and found it is Friday! How did that happen? Last I knew it was Monday morning. A packed week and another ahead for next week so I am not writing anything it seems. But your blurb today is so cute! What a tale (tail?) about Linda and her cat!

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    1. Claudia--Yes, now you know Linda's secret.

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  4. Love your story. Again, I'm so glad that I don't read anything until I post or else I'd quite playing :-) However, I am having fun and it does help the ole creative brain, even if lame.

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    1. Lynn--And I'm glad you're having fun. When it's no longer fun, stop doing it.

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  5. I KNEW Linda had some kind of trick up her sleeve! That amount of Chicken Soup credits is not humanly possible!

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    1. Val--Yeah, look for Kitty and Linda to be on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens." The fur will fly...

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  6. Well, that's certainly one explanation for Linda's success...I notice she didn't leave a comment to dispute the veracity of your blurb, so...

    You DO have a penchant for wild fantasies, though. I WISH my book was being made into a movie, and if it were, Viggo Mortensen is welcome to put in an appearance and do anything he wants. Sing, act, paint, write poetry...whatever. As long as he lets me watch him do it. *sigh*

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    1. Lisa--

      And hopefully the role would involve some shirking of shirts...

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  7. Weekend-Windup-Thanks. I hope you had a great weekend.

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  8. So that's how it happens! I need to have a serious talk with Winston and Bogey about being such slackers.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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