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, February 17, 2012

Book Blurb Friday #51

Book Blurb Friday is a great meme hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff . The weekly 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 has 145 words.

~Wieners and Losers: the Adventures of Special Agent McGee~

Special Agent McGee was Chicago P.D.’s greatest enigma. An absolutely legendary undercover officer, he was rumored to be, in civilian life, a Great Dane. Others whispered that he was really a wolf. Still others had heard he was a 46-year-old former marine from Milwaukee.

One other thing they didn’t know: who had murdered Oscar Meyer and dumped the body in Lake Michigan, and why. Was it notorious thug, Jimmie Dean, over an ongoing rivalry? Or was Mrs. Butterworth not nearly as sweet as she appeared to be?

And what about Mr. Meyer’s life partner, Colonel Mustard? True, the two seemed like the perfect pair, but they had supposedly engaged in quite an altercation in the library the night before Oscar’s death.

One thing was certain: Special Agent McGee, under the guise of a lovable wiener dog, was sure to sniff out the real killer.

People love to read about work. God knows why, but they do. ~ Stephen King, On Writing


  1. Temptingly-written blurb, alerts us to a multitude of possibilities.

  2. Okay, I'll give it a try...

    I'll say.. It was Dr. Heinz. In the boat house. With a pickle fork...

  3. This one sounds full of mystery and humor. Who dunnit? I haven't a Clue! So I guess I'll have to buy the book and find out.

  4. That first paragraph had me in stitches, Tammy. You are too much: "in civilian life, a Great Dane"! I just love it. And then the Stephen King quotation. You're great! I'll buy this book.

  5. Haha!! I laughed out loud. This is awesome. In real life McGee thinks a Rottweiler, so being a Great Dane would probably be okay with him, too. LOL Your cast of characters is perfect. Love it.

  6. Tammy, this is outstanding! You had me cracking up from the beginning. From groceries to Clue, this would be a great and fun read.

    Kathy M.


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