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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

First blurbs for Tokyo Heist!

Yesterday I hit another great milestone in the publishing process. My first two blurbs came in for TOKYO HEIST! Blurbs, for those of you unfamiliar with the term, are brief comments about your book from Established Authors. They usually appear on the back cover of the book, and may also show up on the publisher's website or in their catalog. Authors, editors, and agents can ask Established Authors for blurbs and send these early readers galleys (advanced copies) of the book in the hope of getting a quote. Then we hope that the Established Authors will read and blurb the book, maybe while taking a short break from writing their next book -- we know they're really busy!

I am so grateful to receive these first blurbs, especially in the busy holiday season, from two YA authors I profoundly admire. They are from Kirsten Miller, whose exciting KIKI STRIKE series is a favorite mystery/adventure series of mine, and Linda Gerber, who wrote one of my favorite Seattle-based mysteries, DEATH BY LATTE. (This is part of a DEATH BY . . .  series -- the whole series is great! But as a Seattle girl, I'm partial to Book Two). I'm in awe of the talents of both of these versatile writers, and I couldn't be happier to receive their enthusiastic endorsements of TOKYO HEIST.

And here they are!

From Kirsten Miller:
"Fly to the coolest city on earth. Hunt for a missing masterpiece. Battle tattooed gangsters while rocking a kimono. And don’t forget to try the shibazuke. Adventures don’t get any more thrilling than Tokyo Heist. You’ll want to jump right inside this book and live it."

From Linda Gerber:
"Hidden paintings, yakuza assassins, vivid settings, artful intrigue, and a taste of manga make Tokyo Heist an absorbing tale mystery readers will love."

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Blogger Shari Arnold said...

Congrats!! So excited for you! Can't wait to read it.

November 29, 2011 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Eve Marie Mont said...

Diana, these blurbs rock! Congratulations on this oh-so-anxiety-producing milestone!

November 29, 2011 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Deb Vlock said...

So wonderful, Diana! I can't wait to read the final version!!

November 29, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Diana Renn said...

Thanks, guys! (And Deb, glad to see my evil blog robot didn't block you this time!)

November 29, 2011 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

What great blurbs! I hope you did a happy dance!

November 29, 2011 at 9:35 PM  

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