The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Friday, June 9, 2017

More Turkey Talk and Back-of-the-Book Blurb Friday # 62

        I still feel like I'm in Turkey... like a part of me remained there.

        Here are a few more photos from my trip:

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque--also known as the Blue Mosque--in Istanbul

One inside view of Ayasofya, which was built in 532 A.D. It was
first a church, later a mosque and now a museum.

One of the Turkish vets who  helps rescue street dogs

Mt. Ida/ the Devil's Footprint

My Turkish friends currently have 63 dogs and I don't know how many cats.

This is a street dog that hasn't been rescued yet.
He's not growling. He's smiling, despite his horrible life.

And now--onto to book blurb fun.

Look at the photo below. That is the cover of your book. You choose the genre. Is it a mystery? Is it a romance? Is it historical fiction 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 are setting up their new house in Florida.

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:

No More Men

Florence had been married and was now a widow.

Her departed husband, Cecil, left her enough money to live on for the next 70 years, which meant that a steady stream of gentleman callers kept pestering her.

‘I don’t have any need for a man,’ she thought, and graciously gave each one of them their walking papers.

‘But I am a bit chilled at night…’ so she got a pair of Boston Terriers to keep her company.

Lily and Rose never left her side. Because she was so happy, Florence started writing a column for the Philadelphia Observer.  Each week, she’d write essays on the pros of dogs when compared to men.

Will Florence ever get remarried? Or will she slowly but surely turn into the crazy Dog Lady? (129 words)

And here is the photo for next week. (And Val, you can stop your whining about only having a couple of days to write a string of reviews and a blurb. What else do you have to do during the day?)


  1. the smiling street dog.

    As for Florence, surely there are warmer dogs than the Boston Terrier!

    My boys' daycare lady used to have a Boston Terrier. Named "Bostie." That was the yippiest little thing I ever saw. Every morning, he'd rush the car and bite at my shoestrings. One unfortunate day, I was distracted by my son Genius, who was stomping on a car-washing bucket that had formed ice on the top overnight. He put his foot right through it, into the cold water. As I was rushing him a stern talking-to...I accidentally stepped on Bostie.

    That dog screamed like a woman! He was fine, though. Not even a limp. Bostie, I mean. As well as my son, without the scream.

    1. Val--Yeah, Boston Terriers wouldn't be my choice, for sure. Ankle-biters and me don't get along.

      It sounds like Bostie got what he deserved, what with all the charging and all...

  2. Bill's favorite dog breed is Boston Bulldogs. Thank goodness for you and people like you with a good heart who care about animals. I'm not just talking Turkey, either. Your heat is in it.

    1. Linda--It's because dogs and cats are (sometimes/often) nicer than some people... AND because they can't find help for themselves.

  3. She needs to get a Chow or a German Shepherd! Those dogs will keep you warm. I think I did pretty good writing my blurb in the middle of a national park campground with an iffy internet connection!

  4. Can't wait to hear more about your amazing trip!



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