Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #9

As I’ve mentioned before, I can’t always see blog photographs (whether mine or those of other people), or I see them and then they disappear. For some reason I still can't see Writing in the Buff’s pretend book cover for this week’s Book Blurb Friday. Horrors! Fortunately our beloved Southern hostess, Mizz Lisa Ricard Claro, was kind enough to send it to me personally so that I didn’t have to suffer. And I’m so glad she did, because I think this one is very close to my pretend book—that is, the one I pretend I am going to write someday. Here it is, three words under the 150 word limit including...ahem...the rave reviews.

~Rhoda’s Trip~

Once brilliant Rhoda Homewood of Grand Island, Nebraska had stuffed her wild side into a suitcase when she married, forcing herself to become the perfect wife, mother, and art teacher. Now her youngest child was leaving home, and Rhoda’s life was turned upside down by the discovery that her husband had been funding breast implants for a miniature golf instructor named Echo. Rhoda’s old suitcase flew open—and the conservative trip to Hilton Head that she had been planning with her husband turned instead into the road trip of a lifetime with her former high school best friend, now a radical librarian, and her neighbor, an accountant by day and female impersonator by night.

What this trio of middle aged misfits discovers along the way is almost as much fun as the trip itself.

“Saucy satire…absurd humor.” ~G. I. Journal
“Comic and absorbing…but with heart.” ~ Savannah Sun

When a woman steals your husband, there is no better revenge than to let her keep him. ~Anonymous


  1. "Trio of middle-aged misfits" -- what a great hook! This sounds like a story you MUST write, especially if you've been mulling it over. What a hoot this would be; in the movie version Johnny Depp will have to play the accountant/female impersonator. :) I'm in for the read!

  2. Love this - and the quote. A book that definitely needs writing.
    btw - I had the same problem with seeing pictures and someone (sorry - forgot who!) told me to open Lisa's blog in Internet Explorer rather than Mozilla - and hey presto it works every time!

  3. You know how you can feel a chuckle climbing up your throat? Well when I started reading your blurb it was like an involuntary reflex; you always make me laugh. Very good. How's Buddy?

  4. This is a great one. That is an awesome quote!!

  5. This sounds like a lot of fun. I love the quotes at the end too!

  6. Okay, your ideas are fantastic! I agree with Lynn-this does sound like it would be a good read.

  7. Great book blurb! I intrigued enough to want to read the book.

    Book Blurb Friday

  8. I LOVE that quote! I know a woman who did just that! She let her keep him! The girlfriend's life, after the honeymoon period, was so horrible, and the ex, who thought the woman would make the perfect wife, were so disenchanted with her, that they divorced. The man wanted to come back to his old life, but my friend told him that the best thing he had ever done for her was to leave!!

  9. I love this! Of all the road trip companions, these three ought to top the list. This isn't just a book. It's already, in less than 150 words, a movie complete with rave reviews!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  10. This sounds such fun - I'd love to read it. It made me smile inside:-)

  11. When I began to read the blurb, I envisioned that she'd meet some hot new guy while on her road trip. Your version is far superior. I love her road trip trio. That should make for some delightful adventures.

  12. I love road trips and I love this blurb, sounds like a lot of fun!


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