Saturday, June 16, 2007
Baby's First Blurb!
Hmm . . . Baby's First Blurb . . . sounds a bit like that sound an infant makes followed by that little bubble of spittle that sort of oozes out of the mouth following said sound.
But it isn't.
In this case it is referring to my first blurb for my book! Again, for people who don't know the cool terms that the publishing world uses (may I once more refer to me circa last year), a blurb is a little sentence, or paragraph, that someone else, usually a fellow author, writes about your book and then it is put onto the book cover itself. A bit like how on movie posters you have: "This is the best movie, like, ever!" - Movie Review Magazine
So anyway, I am proud to announce I have a blurb! Okay, not proud, that doesn't even come close to how excited I am about this. Because not only is the blurb itself just wonderfully written and just so darn nice, it's author is someone who is incredibly cool.
Ever heard of the book series, Artemis Fowl?
Yes ladies and gents, I am just totally over the moon to share with you that the author of said series, Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen as he explains over at his website), has been so totally gracious and lovely as to blurb my little book. To which I am so grateful, and would like to extend a big hug and hearty thank you in his direction.
So without further ado, here it is:
“I read Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and to be honest, it had me at the title—a clever one to live up to and the story did not disappoint. It’s quirky, hilarious and genuinely exhilarating. There is a nod to Lewis Carroll and a wink to Charles Dickens, but no more than that—Adrienne’s words are packed with originality. Alex is a wonderful hero who deserves to return for further adventures. Indeed I suspect there will be a riot if she does not. Great plot, larger than life characters. The future is bright.”—EOIN COLFER, author of the internationally bestselling Artemis Fowl series
What I find most impressive is how he managed to discuss so many different elements of my book in such a short blurb. It's just really well written you know? In fact, I kind of feel like blurbing his blurb:
"Eoin Colfer has created a blurb with humor and a great attention to detail. In a few short lines he is able to sum up a 300 page novel, while getting across a great sense of tone. I think readers will be hard pressed to find a better blurb, or a more grateful recipient." - ADRIENNE KRESS, author of the novel blurbed by internationally bestselling author, EOIN COLFER
Anyway, all joking aside, I just wanted to say thank you one last time to Mr. Colfer for the lovely things he said about my book. It's really, I mean, just really cool of him.