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Blurbs Sell Books

Dec 12, 2019

Today on the show, Jim and Abigail tackle author-submitted blurbs to rip them to shreds and build them back up, one line at a time. Here are this episode’s read-along selections:


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Author: Frankie Bow

Title: The Fever Cabinet


All Professor Molly wanted to do was teach literature. Instead she's just been named chair of her department at Mahina State University, and her department has been relocated to a run-down former asylum. She's buried in paperwork and her dean has assigned her to mentor the department's new "star",  the prickly Fiona Spencer.


Fiona Spencer had her own reasons for joining the faculty at remote Mahina State University. She is willing to put up with the broken air conditioning and constant construction noise in the College of Commerce building (formerly the Territorial Inebriates' Asylum). She can even tolerate her annoying department head, Molly Barda. But when she finds a body in her office, clamped into an antique medical device, it's all a bit much. Especially when she becomes a murder suspect. 


Now Fiona and Molly have to work together to find a solution. And the answer won't be found in the back of the textbook.



Author: Paul Sating

Title: RIP


  • Women are being murdered. A serial killer on the loose. One reporter with a story to tell.


--Abigail's Targeted Tip:


Always put your dead body in the first cliffhanger! (end of your first paragraph)



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