Friday, April 22, 2011

Book Blurb Friday - April 22

Every Thursday evening Lisa Ricard Claro posts a photo that we are to pretend is the cover of a book, along with her 150 words-or-less blurb to match. We are then invited to post the photo on our sites along with our own 150 words-or-less blurbs, and encouraged to leave our link in the Mr. Linky widget that will be available at the end of the blog.  A link from our sites back to hers would also be helpful to encourage readers to visit the other Book Blurb participants via Mr. Linky. 
Here is the "book cover" for today's Book Blurb Friday, courtesy of Sioux Roslawski.

A Night in the Art Museum

The night began as any other Scout outing would have: excited girls camping out, full of energy that needed tempering. For some, this was their first time away from home; for others, their first time in a big city. But, for all of them, it was simply an exciting adventure doing something they'd never done before. They were working on their “Art in 3-D” badge as a troop. The museum had given them exclusive access to the museum after hours. They would leave in the morning at opening. Now, though, it was time for sleep. Hard to do when the shadows of sculptures seemed to be everywhere.

When they awoke, it was to pandemonium. An extremely valuable piece of art was missing and the girls were sleeping in the room where it had been. Had they seen anything? Did they know anything? Were they suspect?

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Blogger Susan Fobes said...

Very interesting my dear Watson-okay, I should have resisted that comment, but it's late and this had the makings of a cool "who-done- it."

April 22, 2011 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger Lisa Ricard Claro said...

This sounds like a great mystery, Wendy. Using a scout troop is a great idea, too; I'm picturing this as a middle grade book. You have the mystery, but in a museum you would be open to "teaching without preaching." I've not done a MG or YA blurb, but maybe I'll try for next week. This is terrific!

April 22, 2011 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger Sandra Davies said...

This promises a truly intriguing tale, very well set up Wendy.

April 22, 2011 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger Sioux said...

I agree with Lisa. Making it a book for middle graders or young adults is genius!

(I know those girl scouts had something to do with it. Hopped up on s'mores, no telling WHAT they're capable of...)

April 22, 2011 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger SJerZGirl said...

The idea is actually based on real events. My daughter's Girl Scout troop spent the night in the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, entering after they closed and leaving when they opened. We all had a great time. I was one of the chaperones. No missing displays, though, with us.

April 22, 2011 at 1:43 AM  
Blogger SJerZGirl said...

Oh, and grandmother was a Watson. It doesn't bother me one bit! LOL

April 22, 2011 at 1:44 AM  
Blogger liberal sprinkles said...

I like this, especially the phrase "shadows of sculptures". Nice, I'd read the book!

oops, I clicked before I should have!
please delete the earlier comment!

April 22, 2011 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger K9friend said...

Night at the Museum turns out to be more than what this Scout troop expected! I agree with the others, this would be a terrific YA novel!


April 22, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Wendy,

First, you are a great writer, and I really enjoyed the beginning to your next great book!

It creeps me out that somebody came in among the sleeping scouts to steal the sculpture ... jeeze, there could have been a hostage situation or worse! Unless it was an inside job (the security guard or troop leader). You have my imagination going and I do want to read more asap.

Kathy M.

April 22, 2011 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Kay L. Davies said...

This arouses my mother-bear instinct. I don't want anything to happen to those girls!
Very good take on the prompt. I also like "shadows of sculptures" - oh-so scary.
Good work, Wendy.
-- K

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

April 22, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Linda O'Connell said...

Very intriguing, was hoping it wasn't going to be a horror story. Write it and sell it. So many of these could be short stories.

April 22, 2011 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I would enjoy just the theft part of the mystery, but throwing in Girl Scouts was genius! You could do so much with this book...and I hope you do!

April 23, 2011 at 1:13 AM  
Anonymous Grandma's Goulash said...

I can see my granddaughter loving this one. I can see myself swiping it too! Nicely done.

My Blurb: The Sculptor

April 23, 2011 at 2:06 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

I'm ready to read more!

April 27, 2011 at 4:05 PM  

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