Lockhart, Texas

A photo essay: Lockhart, Texas, during the Tastes Along the Chisholm Trail eat-a-thon. All photos by Roxanne Rix.

rsz_img_5737The library served cookies.






The movie theater gave us popcorn and huge pretzels. rsz_1rsz_img_5722

Vogels served…something good. I don’t remember.rsz_img_5734






And the Hatters served chili.



rsz_img_5749WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:  The Jury Series by Lee Goldberg.

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Blurbs are the hardest part of writing

rsz_57610016Blurbs are the hardest part of writing.

You’d think it would be the beginning of the novel that’s the most difficult to get right. Or the ending. But it’s that teeny, tiny bit on the back of your paperback and in the product description that’s meant to draw audiences into your world. That’s the hardest part to write.

I’ve just finished the very last stages of proofreading THE GOODALL MUTINY. Pre-publication work is scheduled for next week.

Here’s what I have so far for the blurb. Comments appreciated:

All the normal sounds usually reaching the lower decks of the USS Goodall during routine subspace flight had just been cut off.

As if someone at the controls suddenly wanted the crew isolated.

No loudly arguing male voices, no deliberately mishandled supplies tumbling down the corridor, no nothing.

Had the impossible happened? Was this the Goodall mutiny everyone expected? The one that had almost begun over the captain’s horrible cat. That tall, long-bodied and grey-striped, tail-swishing bundle of nerves they had started calling Tiberius.

Mutiny? Or something even worse?

The Goodall Mutiny. First in the Goodall series of short science fiction novels.

Make it so!

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: I’m reading several things but haven’t finished any.

Photographs by Roxanne Rix

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