The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

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.