Thursday, July 7, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #19

It’s Book Blurb Friday #19. Hosted by Lisa of Writing in the Buff. Head to Lisa Ricard Claro’s blog for BBF directions. Write a book blurb jacket in 150 words based on the photo. Yours truly provided this photo. I’ve been out of the Book Blurb Friday meme for a while, but had to give this one a shot, after all this photo is one of my favorites.

And in 102 words… unless you add the review: 124

Ole TypeO

Obermoeller remembered the day she chucked Ole TypeO—what she named that beast back in the day when she was known as the fastest typist in the West… and without errors.

All but that one error in Obermoeller’s past, and her son demanded to know after he hauled out the wretched typewriter from the attic. “Why did you stop writing?” Obermoeller shook, then collapsed into a coma. How could her son have known what memory lived beneath those keys? Would Obermoeller wake up? Would her son find out the truth or would it remain stuck as the keys in Ole TypeO?

“Aww shoot, this here book Ole TypeO is a fast read even though you want to linger around, by golly." -John Wayne


  1. Poor Obermoeller! She's really got something in her past. I'm rooting for her son to solve the mystery. Surely doing so will bring her out of her coma. How can you not love this blurb? The title is great, and you even have a review by the Duke. . .by golly! :) Great job.

  2. Goodness - to put her into instant coma it MUST'VE been something dramatic. I love the way you used 'error' almost as much as I did the photo itself.

  3. Whatever made her stop must be a darned good tale! Good one :)

  4. Thanks for the giggle, one does have to wonder how horrid a memory would need to be to cause instant coma. Sure hope she wakes up!

  5. A memory that resulted in a coma! It must have been quite something!

  6. Ohhhhhhhhh, crap. You stopped too short....and left us hanging on this one. But that is the point!! I want more....get it published quickly please. Wonder what made her fall into a coma? Huh, huh?!!

    Murder...HE Wrote

  7. Ole-Typo sounds like it has a dandy little mystery! Good job, Lynn!


  8. Will her son ever get to the bottom of this mystery? I do hope so - and that his mother recovers her health and strength.

  9. I love the title, too. I'm not very good at titles, so I really admire people who are.
    What kind of typing mistake could have such an effect? Inquiring minds want to know, Lynn!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  10. That's a powerful subconscious she has to put her in a coma like that! I want to know more about why she stopped writing.


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