» Posted on May 28, 2006 in Blog | Comments Off on Blurbs

Someone asked me to write a blurb about myself. I froze. One of the things I don’t do well is write blurbs. I have a friend, Laura Marie Altom, who is gifted at writing blurbs. Can you do it? If so, what is the secret? Share it with us.

What catches your eye in a blurb? What do you look for that makes you buy the book? My editor I think is very good at writing blurbs–thank goodness one of us is good at it. If I had to, all my books would remain on the shelf.

I want something that teases me with the story. Of course, I also look for certainly elements I like in a story–suspense, locale, occupations. To me a blurb catches your attention like the cover. Often I think they sell a book more than an author’s name. What do you think? Would you put a book down because of a bad blurb or would you check it out further?