FIRST DRAFT OF THE BACK COVER TEXT:
Here’s one more step in the book writing process that some of us take for granted. That text on the back of the book, you know, it’s like the “Previously On” and “Next Time On” part of a T.V. show all rolled into one… well, guess what? Nobody writes that for you. It turns out the author comes up with that too. (I know, it was news to us too.)
Since this is the first time we’ve had to do this crucial step in the publishing process, we thought it might be a good idea to share it with you from first draft to final copy. PLEASE feel free to leave us a comment to let us know what you think of the first draft.
So without any further blah blah blah, here is the first draft of the Blurb (yup, that’s what it’s called. We just learned that too. Man this book writing is pretty educational.)
Continuing the adventure begun in The Broken Circle, Secrets of the Lost Caves starts just as the Circle of Twelve is complete, but it is soon broken again and the desperate race to find the Lost Caves and unlock the Secrets of the Crystal Caverns begins. Who will discover it first? The Dark Queen and her Kindred Spirit? The party of Six plus One with addled Lavender Mae as their guide? Or Aubergine, the Potluck Queen with the help of Second Sight Sierra and Trader turned Teal?
We soon learn that Mamie Verde has not drifted peacefully to the Land of Dreams, but is reborn high above the lost city of old Tigeria, deep within the Northland Glacier to assume guardianship of the Ancients, twenty years too late.
And in the war torn Middlelands, nothing is certain but the power of the Fire and Ice Shawl, the need to make the amethyst necklace whole and the necessity of possessing both halves of the Skell of House Crystal Keep.
Follow the continuing adventures of the Fossick boys and knitting witches as they journey north to the windswept Out Crops to ally with Hed Clansmen and lift the curse of the Glacier Born in an attempt to reawaken the Magic of Men.