What is this little girl anticipating as she looks out of a rain-splashed window? The picture could inspire a story. I believe this time of year is filled with anticipation. As I write this post, I’m anticipating the arrival of my daughter and two granddaughters for Thanksgiving. When you read this, they will be here. I’m also anticipating our get together over Christmas in their home. We live in opposite corners of the United States, so our visits are not as often as I would like. They used to live here in Arizona, and we saw them frequently, so it is hard for them to be so far away.
I am also anticipating the release of HOMETOWN HERO, the book that has taken me too long to write. I am anticipating a January 6, 2022 release. It’s the last day of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
You all helped me with the words for the Twelve Dogs of Christmas for that book. Here is the final result.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a little doggie on a settee.
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two pounds of Masters.
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me three doggie sweaters.
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me four bowls of kibble.
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me five rawhide bones.
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me six toys a squeaking.
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me seven leashes straining.
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me eight balls a bouncing
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me nine sticks for throwing.
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ten combs for grooming.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me eleven clippers snipping.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me twelve collars jingling.
This month I’m looking for help with my blurb. Now that I’m an indie author, I don’t have to write a synopsis, which is wonderful. However, now I have to write my own blurbs, which my publisher used to do. I will say blurbs are easier to write than a synopsis, but a lot can ride on a blurb, whereas the reader never sees the synopsis. The blurb has to entice the reader to purchase the book. Here is the blurb for Hometown Hero.
Zach Dawson is still dealing with the loss of his football career, his latest love, and the one thing he can’t talk about, when he returns to Kellersburg, Ohio, his hometown. He’s trying to get his life back on track by helping with a charitable endeavor.
Maisey Norberg’s life is turned upside down when she learns that Zach is back in town. She’s been his biggest fan since she was six and he was fourteen. Are her feelings the remnants of a childhood crush on the boy down the street or something grown up?
When Zach and Maisey are thrown together as they help a philanthropist give deserving children a dog, will this shared experience help them find true love?
What do you think? Any suggestions will be considered. I will give away a paperback copy of A Baby to Call Ours to one person who leaves a comment. I will draw the winning name on November 24, 2021 at 9PM MST.
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