I’ve chosen my 140 characters for my ad in Jason SurfrApp’s upcoming book, Creativity for Sale.
After mulling over all of your great suggestions, and then doing a bit of research on book and movie taglines, I came up with this for my submission:
Two sassy women from Ohio. One finds criminals. One finds dead bodies. They should meet. Books by Maddie Cochere – www.breezybooks.com
Want to know some of my thought process behind the line?
– I like the deadpan feel of the saying. I decided against using exclamation marks or trying to force the humor aspect.
– The word “sassy” gives the lighter feel I want to impart. The word fits both main characters – lively, bold, and full of spirit.
– Using “criminals” and “dead bodies” denotes the tone of the books. Granted, Susan unwittingly finds criminals, but that minor point isn’t important for the tag. If someone clicks through to the webpage, they are going to find pink and the words, “chick lit” and “humorous mysteries.” It will be obvious my books aren’t gritty, hardcore mysteries.
– I really do think the two main characters should meet…
Oh, wait. They will. My new book project for this year will have Susan Hunter traveling to Southeast Ohio to assist in the grand opening of a Slimmers Weight Loss. Jo Ravens and her sister are always trying new ways to lose weight, and they will be right there for the grand opening.
I can’t wait to see their reactions to each other.