The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fun is What Makes the World Go 'Round... and Back-of-the-Book Blurb Friday # 57


This is a picture of my son. (He's the one on the right.) My boy's a little over six-feet tall, just in case you think the guy who runs with scissors is normal, height-wise.

Ian plays Ultimate, which (in case you didn't know) is like soccer, but it's played with a frisbee.

He also loves to play basketball, football, tennis, soccer and volleyball. He enjoys joking with his friends and family. He's got a zest for life.

At the end of May, Ian will be getting married. After the wedding, I hope he and his bride continue on the joyous path they've started traveling on... 'cause life is too short to miss out on the delights living has to offer. 

And now, onto this week's book blurb offering:

Look at the photo below. That is the cover of your book. You choose the genre. A book on the history of statues? A how-to book from Bob Ross? He turned over in his grave over some recent paintings, and now--risen from the dead--has turned to sculpting. You decide.

Write an enticing blurb--150 words or less. (The title doesn't count in the word count.) Blurbs are those enticing bits that prod you into buying the book. Sometimes they're on the back cover of the book. Sometimes they're on the inside front cover. What they always try to do is lure you into purchasing the book.

Lisa Ricard Claro was the original creator of this writing challenge. Currently, she's super busy. She and her hubster sold their house to finance Lisa's latest obsession. It's Viggo. Again. Yes, Lisa is stalking Viggo Mortensen (she wants to photobomb him) and her understanding husband has agreed to take the proceeds from the sale of their house to pay for her adventure. They bought the old Partridge Family bus and are criss-crossing the country in search of the elusive actor. Since she's unable to host the book blurb bit anymore, I've taken over.

Include your blurb in a blog post. Include a link to this post. Also, link your post to Mr. Linky. Mr. Linky is easy. If you've never done it, you'll be impressed with how simple he is. And then, check out the other blurb(s). It's interesting to see the different directions writers take, given the same photo.

Here's the book cover, along with my blurb:


The Solitary Man--Off the Grid

If you loved the first two books about Norman’s real life camper adventures, you’ll love the third one in the series.

Not content to merely live as a minimalist--space-wise--our quirky hermit is now transforming his living space so he can live completely off the grid.

After spending hours poring over research volumes at the library, Norman came back home and immediately boarded up all the windows of his home-sweet-home. Then, he went shopping and bought a trunkful of pork and beans. He boiled some eggs. He pickled cabbage and canned it.

With the camper as tight as a tick, and with Norman’s belly full of gas-producing food, he’s confident he’ll be able to heat his home with a regular supply of methane.

Will his plan work? Will he be able to reduce his carbon footprint through beans and deviled eggs? Read The Solitary Man--Off the Grid to find out. (149 words)  


And for Val and Pat and anyone else who wants to work ahead, here is the photo for next week:

photo by pixabay


    

10 comments:

  1. I think I knew Norman, in fact, I may be related to him. "Tight as aa tick"...love it.
    I'm sure your son will achieve his goals and find happiness in all he attempts. That scissors dude is a giant! So is the wedding in town?

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    1. Lind--That phrase was one my grandfather would occasionally say, and yes, the wedding's in town.

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  2. I can smell--I mean SEE why Norman is a solitary man!

    It's time for Ian to play with someone his own size! Get that giant out on the basketball court, or give him a pair of scissors.

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    1. Val--I can say with firsthand knowledge what deviled eggs will do to a man's digestive system...

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  3. I am just under 6 feet, but used to canoe with a guy who was 6'9". I think we could have pulled a water skier.
    Norman passed through here a year or two ago. Squatting on public land is easy in these parts if you act either stupid or omniscient. Amazing what a person can get away with.

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    1. Jono--Squatting? In your part of the country? If I squatted in your neck of the woods, my rear end would freeze off.

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  4. Your son is a very handsome young man and his wedding reminds me--did you find a dress yet?

    Pat
    www.patwahler.com

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    1. Pat--Thanks. He has a great heart.

      I think I've found one, but I ordered it online, which makes me nervous. If it doesn't fit, I'm back at square one.

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  5. Good luck to your son...I've got one that plays ultimate and volleyball and golf but so far, no wife. Probably because he's too busy playing ultimate, volleyball, and golf...:-)

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    1. Cathy--Give him time. I've been waiting on this to happen for a while...

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