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Blurbs Sell Books

Nov 5, 2020

Today on the show, author Jim Heskett and copywriting guru Abigail Dunard tackle an author-submitted blurb to dissect it and understand how to write killer sales copy. 

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Here are this episode’s read-along selections:


Author: Vanesa L. Perillo

Title: Death with a Twist of Lemon


What would you do when your mind fails?


Stranded at Acun, a beachside nursing home in the lost village of Pehuen Co (Argentina), Clementina, an eighty-six year old, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and wants to go into one more adventure before she can’t remember her own name.


The problem is she’s short of money. Desperate, she plans to con the other women of Acun, but as always with Clementina, things don’t go as planned.


A roulette of drugs, thefts, and murders flood the quiet of Acun, forcing Clementina to decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to get her way.


If you’re looking for a fast paced, dark humor crime story, Death with a Twist of Lemon will be out July 1st 2021. Sign up to my mailing list to keep updated as to when pre-orders become available at 




--Abigail's Targeted Tip:

Does your reader-directed hook fit your story? It should echo your blurb’s final line. 




--Other Stuff:


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