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, September 2, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #27

It’s time again for Book Blurb Friday from Lisa Ricard Claro’s Writing in the Buff! This fun meme invites readers to come up with a book jacket blurb of 150 words or fewer that makes potential readers feel compelled to buy the book. I struggled this week but managed to come up with around 114 words. Be sure to check out the others here!


The well-known talk show host and former stand-up comic, Jack Blattstone, told one too many jokes. He officially insulted al-Qaida members who called for his assassination.

What people didn’t hear about was the families of Jack’s wait staff—and also his limousine driver and private pilot. What would their families go through just because they were associated with Jack Blattstone?

Would it matter that the pilot’s wife—whose landscape firm Jack had hired to redesign the courtyard in his California house—was Jewish?

Just as everyone was beginning to relax, a note was left on board Jack’s Gulfstream and another just outside the house. And that was when the real fear began.

I guess you want to fly the plane? Well good luck pressing “Take Off,” then “Autopilot,” then “Land.” ~Carol on 30 Rock


  1. Oooh, most eerily mysterious, Tammy. You've done it again. Got my interest.
    — K

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

  2. This promises to be full of heart-stopping moments and immense tension. Not a book to be read in bed, unless the reader doesn't want to sleep!

  3. Very timely scenario...definitely a blockbuster with suspense and intrique.

  4. What were the notes? What were the notes? Never thought about guilt through association... Hum? One of these days I'm going to try one of these.

    LOL, that quote is what I think about pilots in general. :) Happy Labor Day!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  5. I'd read this thriller as it sounds like a good cast of characters with varied backgrounds and a common purpose. You've also got me wondering who the real bad guy will turn out to be. Is it the extremists everyone expects, or someone unexpected and closer to home? Love this plot!

  6. Oh yeah...that's another good one, Tammy!


  7. Damn! She stole my manuscript, the one I was planning on writing next week! I'll bet my ending would have been better! I know your blurb for mine would have equally good, though.

  8. I love mysteries, and this one is good!

  9. I, like the rest of the commenters, am intrigued. Who's the villain? What is feared? How will it end?

    The Shadow Knows? No, Tammy knows.

  10. Sioux, the beauty of BBF...Tammy doesn't know, either...LOL! But this actually did happen recently, I believe, and it did make me wonder about the people we never hear about. Jules, glad you liked the quote. It's one of my all-time favorites.


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