ISBNs, Blurbs, and travel

Two of those things are related. (We’ll get to travel shortly.)
Today is a blurb day. I wanted to get something together for [Leave a message]. I’ve applied for the ISBNs from the National Library. I got a wee bit tick box happy so there will be: ePub, Kindle, Apple books, PDF, POD paperback, and POD hardback versions. How fun is that?

The next thing on my list was to fiddle around with words and write a blurb or if you prefer back cover copy. I already have a synopsis and a few loglines kicking around for [Leave a message] so that at least gave me words to play with, and I’ve put a video together from an earlier blurb.
This is what I came up with today:

[Leave a message]

In Upper Hutt, New Zealand, a smallish city in the Wellington Region, there is a private investigation agency called, Wherefore Art Thou, with a reputation for excellence. 
The agency is run by Veronica (Ronnie) Tracey and her two best friends: Steph and Jenn. 
Domestic cases keep their lights on and door open, but the extracurricular activities Ronnie performs for various intelligence agencies makes sure they have all the latest tech, and a healthy bank balance. 

Former intelligence officer, Ronnie Tracey, specialises in finding people.
Australian intelligence officer, Dave (Crockett) Crocker, is skilled at making problems disappear. 
American intelligence officer, and actor, Ben Reynolds’ strength, is in gathering intelligence.
All three are drawn into a potential crisis by a single word message. 
Exodus. 
The message takes them off the grid and drops them into a situation involving a missing New Zealand Army intelligence officer, and the sudden death of Crockett’s boss. The circumstances surrounding the missing officer, and the death, tests their collective expertise and propels them down a treacherous path that no one would expect to navigate on New Zealand soil. 
Meanwhile, Ronnie’s Nana, and the Cronies of Doom, have plans of their own and the potential for overlap and disaster is high.

Fun, right?
That’s pretty much what you can expect on June 1st when the book launches.

Travel?
Not me yet, but My Knight is coming home. We’ve been looking forward to an April reunion but now the fares are ridiculously high. It won’t be April. 😦 😦
Fares are so stupid that My Knight will likely book a one-way ticket in May and worry about returning later. Luckily he is a Kiwi and can do that without any hassle.
Now we need to make that happen before those fares skyrocket as well. We’ve been apart too long as it is. This pandemic has played havoc with our ability to connect in person and we’re over it. Looked really promising for April until the flight prices magically jumped to double what they were when we looked in Feb. Couldn’t book then though because WA had a shut border and ours was just opening. It certainly isn’t easy and a long-distance relationship is not for the faint-hearted!
Fingers crossed we can make May work.

2 thoughts on “ISBNs, Blurbs, and travel

  1. I really hope you’ll be able to see Your Knight in May. It must be horrible to separated the way you have been, because of Covid, travel costs, etc.. It’s about time you have some time together! And I don’t envy you blurb creation; I always have a time and a half with mine!

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