Saturday, November 27, 2010


My new book will be out soon. One part of reaching the finish line is preparing the back of the book description for the cover artist to include during the layout. Basically, the trick is to condense some of the story's highlights, enough, hopefully, to generate reader interest, from more than 63,000 words into 200. While the cover is supposed to grab attention, the cover copy needs to hold attention. So far, this is the copy for the back cover of RECKLESS ENDEAVOR A Jack Rackham Adventure. Here you go...... 

Any thoughts??? Suggestions???

Dead ancestors should stay dead.

After rescuing a homeless teenager from a knife-wielding lunatic, and uncovering the secret of Mary, the spirit of a thief, trapped in St. Augustine's Old Jail for one hundred years, sixteen-year-old Jack Rackham puts to sea with his friends in search of another lost treasure, this time, aboard the magnificent schooner, Reckless Endeavor.

The voyage will take them through the treacherous waters of the Bermuda Triangle to the islands of the Bahamas and, eventually, Fishtail Cay, where the infamous cutthroats Calico Jack and Anne Bonny, with the help of the Rat Eaters, buried a fortune in Aztec gold three centuries ago. Hidden among the ingots and artifacts is the Serpent Dagger, an ancient relic embedded with the Wind Jewel of King Quetzalcoatl, which holds mystic powers for one brave enough to learn its secrets and defeat the tragedies of the past.

Calico Jack, hanged for piracy in 1720, crashes through the barriers of death and time to join his young descendant in the quest to claim the Aztec gold. His schemes will prove more diabolical and deadly than the teenaged adventurers are prepared to face and the painful brand of his curse will leave an indelible mark on one of them forever.
By the way - This is a new blog & my first post. I'm hoping it will grow over time to attract a following of readers & writers.
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(Note: I edited this per my post reply)