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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Possible blurb for Radio Hope. What do you think?

My trip to Tangier is winding down and now I need to think about my tough publishing schedule over the next year. First up is my post-apocalyptic novel Radio Hope! Below is the proposed blurb. I'd love to have your feedback. Blurbs are tough.

In a world shattered by war, disease, and pollution. . .
. . .a female gunslinger longs to find a safe refuge for her son. . .
. . .a frustrated revolutionary delivers water to villagers living on a toxic waste dump. . .
. . .the assistant mayor of humanity’s last city hopes he will never have to take command. . .
. . .only to find their lives changing forever when a mad prophet and his army of fanatics march out of the wildlands on a crusade to purify the world through conquest.


  1. I vote for #2. The story instantly takes on an emotional layer with any family connection.

    1. Thanks, D.G. Actually I'm thinking of using the whole thing, because all three protagonists are important.

  2. Sorry Sean, I changed my mind at the last moment. I like #2.

  3. Catches my interest but I think I'd put mother or Mom instead of female
    And perhaps changed or change instead of changing in the last part.
    Just sayin'
    Yes blurbs are tough.

  4. Hi Sean,

    Sounds like an intriguing project.

    I agree with Rita's comments. Blurbs are hard:

    Here are my suggestions:

    Change the first to "a gunslinging mom . . ."
    And the second from "frustrated revolutionary" to "dedicated revolutionary."

    Question about the last part: Purify the world of what?


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