Friday, December 16, 2011

New before/after: "Double-Take Tales"

Today's before/after is short and sweet, like the three stories in the collection "Double-Take Tales" by Donna Brown. Come to think on it, they're not all that sweet! Donna is a repeat client; I doctored her husband David's book Fezariu's Ephiphany.

This time around, Donna says, "Love it!  I'm sure I've told you before but you're a blurb genius!" Thanks, Donna. I don't know about "genius," but I'm always happy when clients like what I've done enough to hire me again--and again; I've got another David Brown book in my queue right this minute. :) Here's what we did:

Three short stories to make you think...

Round Trip: 24 hours in the lives of ordinary people - some facing extraordinary events - and all linked by one £5 note

Poison: A wife discovers that revenge is a dish best served slowly

C'est la vie: What will you learn when you eavesdrop on a murder investigation? 

Three dark, sardonic short stories that will have you expecting the unexpected:

In "Poison," a psychologically abused wife discovers that her husband's nut allergy may be the solution to all her problems.

In "Round Trip," a five pound note passes through desperate hands, greedy hands and tired hands before coming full circle…accompanied by a big surprise.

In "Ç'est La Vie," the police bungle a murder investigation under the watchful eye of someone uncomfortably close to the killing.

Want me to help with your blurb? I can do that.


  1. Huge improvement in the blurb I think. Good job. :)

  2. Thanks, J.R.! Sometimes I think you're the only one who reads these things. :)

  3. Thanks again for this change MeiLin - I think it's made it much clearer to people what they should expect!

    Happy holidays and all the best for 2012!