If there's one thing I envy traditionally published authors, it's their book descriptions. The major publishing houses must have little book description elves who toil all night in workshops to make little gems of descriptions that make you want to read a book, all in 170 something words or fewer.
Kater Cheek, an indie published novelist out of Arizona, has a new book out called "Alternate Susan." I thought her description was a real winner:
Susie Stillwater summoned a djinn and made a wish to go to an alternate reality where her siblings were still alive. Susie Stillwater switched places with her alternate counterpart and got her wish. Her story is over.
But Susan Stillwater's story is just beginning. She's stuck in a not-quite-right version of her home town, where her brother and sister are dead, the magical investigation bureau is asking her about the illegal summoning of a djinn, and a talking lizard claims he only wants to help. Susan has to find her missing mother, dodge sleazy-hot men who want favors, and try to find a way home again...
...all before the djinn collects payment for his wishes, which weren't as free as Susie thought.
Now doesn't that make you want to go out and get that book?
I thought so.