Thursday, March 24, 2011

Book Blurb for Lisa





After missing Saturday Centus last Saturday, not producing any great writing this week, and now facing the return of winter, it hasn't been an great week. But now it is time for Lisa's Friday Blurb...hey, some fun again. She has a newly designed badge and way to go Lisa...a tea pot is included! For full details, go to Lisa's blog (http://www.writinginthebuff.net/2011/03/book-blurb-friday-4-paranormal-passages.html) where she posts a picture as a prompt for the book blurb. Below is my effort!




Doors to Tomorrow



Would she? Should she? How could she?


Katie Plano wanted change in her life, but she was a coward. She’d spent her entire lifetime going through the right doors of life, making safe decisions, doing the expected. She’d earned her college degree, prudent and predictable in education, and taught harmless first graders. She’d married the track star, birthed a precocious child, drove a gas saver car, and jogged regularly. Now at 49, she felt as empty as a rain gauge in a Kansas July.


Cal, her accountant husband, didn’t abuse her, deprived her of nothing, but he was boring. While he never criticized her, he seemed to just assume she would be there after school and on weekends like the newspaper on the front porch. She knew Cal loved her, but she wanted to be IN love again.


Hand on the doorknob of change, Katie entered.





14 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

Uh-oh, a real stepping out story! Can you believe this winter weather is back?

Lynn said...

This will be an interesting story!

Sioux said...

I loved the two similes (although I would rather be compared to an empty rain gauge than a newspaper lying in the yard). The combination of the practical and the mysterious is a great idea.

Would/should/could at the beginning was a marvelous choice.

And leaving us on the edge of a cliff at the end was clever!

Sandra Davies said...

Oooh yes! And as Sioux says - you've given absolutely nothing away and added a momentous tease

Margo Benson said...

A really clever blurb! Oozing with intrigue - I'd have to have this on my shelf. Great job.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Terrific blurb! I love the similes you used, with the newspaper being my favorite---a perfect comparison. Nice way to end, too! Enticing!

Tony Benson said...

I like the angle you've taken with this picture. Your blurb has left me with sympathy for the character and wanting to know what she does. Well written.

I'm your latest follower - it's good to meet you.

liberal sprinkles said...

ooh we had a similar take on the photo! I like yours better, it's a lot more detailed and thought through, I already feel for Katie!

Jenners said...

Good for you Katie! You need a change ... and need to get some rain in that dry empty rain gauge. Love all the little details your worked in to such a short space.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Let the adventure begin! You did a great job of piquing my interest!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh my! This is great, and sure has my interest. Who in the world is inside that door? Nobody boring, I'm sure. :>)

jabblog said...

Katie, step back before it's too late! Heartache and betrayal await . . .

Susan Fobes said...

How very unexpected and very satisfying! I loved your twist this week.

Tammy said...

Loved the endless possibilities, like those rows of doors! Who could resist opening this book?!