Thursday, October 27, 2011

Book Blurb Friday: stained glass window

Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff, posts a photo (this week by the talented young photographer Ashley Ortiz) to serve as inspiration to writer-bloggers.

We are invited to imagine the photo as the front cover of a book, and to then write a maximum 150-word "blurb" for the back cover, to convince browsers to become buyers immediately.

Here is my 130-word contribution to
To see how the photo inspired other writer-bloggers, please click

130 words, not including title

The Sunday a.m. Detectives
by Yvonne Roberts

The parishioners at Gordon Memorial had contributed to the stained-glass-window fund for years, and the last window had finally been installed. Everyone breathed a sigh of relief, and another sigh, too — this one of delight.
The pleasure and relief were short-lived, however, when the rash of window vandalism began in their small town. Slowly but relentlessly, the vandalism was headed toward the church. Would it continue until it reached the beautiful stained glass for which the people had worked so hard?
Pastor Bill Blayne decided to take matters into his own hands, his and the hands of the senior Sunday School class.
Find out what they planned to do, what they eventually did do, and what happened after that, in this, the newest novel by Yvonne Roberts.


nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Gorgeous photo, and your book cover, I want to read on...Love the title

Well done.

Sandra Davies said...

Vandals - never thought of that - hope the desecration can be halted.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my goodness Kay, you have created a mystery that I would love to read. I want to know how the pastor and his Sunday school class stopped the vandals!

Seasons said...

Yes, what did they plan to do about the vandals, Yvonne Roberts? Such things do happen. Hard to tell fiction from fact, isn't it?

Mama Zen said...

Very clever!

Leslie said...

A vigilante pastor? Intriguing ;)

jabblog said...

Now this sounds promising - I hope no dangers lie in wait for the intrepid pastor and the Sunday School children.

Ebie said...

This cliffhanger would be make the book a sell out.

Such great imagination!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nicely done! Snippets and teasers that immediately drew me into the story and made me care what happens--just like a great book blurb should.

Tammy said...

This one sounds like it has just the right amount of mystery and sweetness all rolled into one. Great take.

Grandma's Goulash said...

I can feel the suspense building as the vandalism heads towards the church. I'm cheering for Pastor Bill and those seniors to track down the vandals.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Ha! This is great. I love the vague summary at the end to remind us that you only have 150 words to explain with, lol.

This would be a great book. You could go into the story of each member of the Sunday School class and I can see that the head vandal is the kid of the strictest elder.
So much to work with.