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, March 4, 2011

Book Blurb Friday

First...oofdah, what a week! I hope to have time to blog about it later, but for now, please know that I can't wait to get back into blogland and check out all I missed this week.

And now I'm excited to try a new meme begun by Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff. Every Thursday evening she'll post a photo of a pretend book cover. In 150 words or less, we are to write a blurb that should go on the back of the book. Then we link from/to her site.

I thought I would play with this too long, but when she posted the photo (below), I wrote up something right away and giggled my way through it. Thanks, Lisa!

~The Deadly Sins~

Envie Prideland was a sixteen-year-old shoplifter who was tired of living in the poor part of town…until she accidentally stole the diary of snooty classmate Sinclair Greedly.

The secret that Envie discovered about Sinclair and her charming surfer boyfriend, Luston Slothby, would not only cause her to rethink her kleptomania and her struggles with poverty, it would leave Envie struggling to save the life of the unfortunate new girl in town, Gluttoni Angership.

This must-have young adult novel…will steal your heart.

(81 words.)

And welcome to new blog follower Ella of Ella's Edge!  I'm so flattered you stopped by and decided to come back!

“I used to be fun, but I had to give all that up. You can’t have two fun parents. You know that kid, Liam, who wears pajama pants to school and pays for things with hundred dollar bills? Two fun parents. Mark my words.” ~Claire in “Modern Family”


  1. Oh, what an imagaination you have. Great blurb you wrote here!

  2. Oh how fun is this! Every angst-ridden teen would want to read this.

  3. Your names alone gave me a chuckle! Very fun!!

  4. I'm so glad you dropped this little post on us. I have so missed your wit and humor :) LOL... Gluttoni Angership

    Have a great weekend!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  5. Oh my goodness! The names alone are priceless. LOL Great blurb!

  6. Thanks to all of you. Jules, it was originally Ann Gerglutton, but I just couldn't.

  7. Very creative with the names! Sounds like it could be a very interesting story.

  8. That was fun. I loved the creative names!

    Ellie Garratt

  9. Luston Slothby? What a perfect name for a hormone-driven surfer boy.

    And should I be watching "Modern Family?"

  10. I have teenage granddaughters who would love this book:-)

  11. ROFL I was in stitches!

    Ms Gerglutton will be so disappointed not to have made it!

    I loved your sense of humour.

    I am really enjoying reading these and meeting some new bloggers to follow too!

  12. I've really enjoyed all of the different takes, too! Sioux, if you like quirky humor and irony, definitely give it a watch.

  13. Tammy, I really laughed when I ready your comment on my post!! And I love the list of characters in your book blurb!!

  14. Too funny, Tam!! Great blurb! This is so fun...thanks to good old Lisa! ...not old..you know...


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