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.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Book Blurb Friday #46

It’s finally Book Blurb Friday again! This is due to Thursday’s snow day. Well, really it’s due to BBF’s talented and illustrious hostess, Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff, but the snow day was welcome and beautiful for those of us who could stay home and get caught up without having to drive. There were times when it snowed with the sun shining so that the flakes looked just like glitter. One of many times I wish I were better with a camera. Anyhoo! The weekly BBF challenge is to “write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.” My blurb this week is 149 words.

~The Summer of Twilah Moon~

Summer at Lake Obochobi came alive for Kari and Brian the year that Twilah Moon moved into the next cabin. Not content to sit for long, Twilah explored everything. The reason, she confessed, was a secret alien microchip implanted in her brain that was designed to transport information about Earth back to her home planet, Nevaeh. Someday soon, her native people would be calling her home.

Kari and Brian weren’t sure how much they really believed, but life beside Twilah came alive with diversions they’d never known, from the things that happened in other galaxies to the Nevaehan scanners that had been placed under the pier. And there was no denying that Twilah was sent away for days at a time and came back looking awful. Was she really getting microchip placement scans that left her drained from the Cytoxian radiation, or did she have a more frightening secret?

Problems are the soul’s invitation to transform. ~Lynne Forrest


  1. Well, in a way I hope Twilah's lying because I don't much care for other galaxies - but very much like the idea of something else happening in her life ... tell me more.

  2. Ooh, sounds like cancer treatments to me. I think I'd prefer the other galaxies.
    This book would definitely be a must-read, Tammy.

  3. I would like to see your scan and see exactly how you come up with these names. :) I saw the picture on Lisa's blog and have been waiting for your blurb, you never let me down. I think this is why I never had my dog micro-chipped, no telling what aliens would have doing. :D

    PS The award post is up and thank you again!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  4. Hmmm...well, I don't know about Cytoxian, but Cytoxan is the trade name for cyclophosphamide which is a chemotherapy drug. So, I'm going to agree with Kay who suggested the little girl is a cancer patient. This sounds like it would be an amazing story, Tammy.

  5. I forgot you guys are way too smart to fool! LOL. Jules, that would be one freaky scan because for some reason I dream weird names. Then go write them down. I have a whole file of names. Categorized in some cases. It's a sickness, I guess.

  6. I would love to read this one, though I fear it might be heartbreaking as well as heartwarming. I once met a woman named Twilah.


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