More ideas for my tagline:

1. Teenagers sometimes make idle threats, but not Gwenn-she has a wrathful Goddess and an army of Northmen waiting to overthrow her mother, Queen Katrione.

2. Gwenn has a goddess inside her, an army of Northmen behind her and a killer sword in her hand-now all she needs is… revenge.

3. Gwenn Faircrow must choose between the awesome powers bestowed by a tyrant Goddess and the freedom offered by a gentle-hearted slave.

4. A cruel Goddess has given the young warrior Gwenn Faircrow awesome powers, but it is a wandering monk who helps her understand freedom.

Actually, #2 is based on a comment made by my MIL, Jill and is my current favorite. Short, sweet and to the point.

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My editor has asked me to write a tag line for book II, Ketha’s Daughter. This is a single sentence that encapsulates the meaning of the book and “hooks” the reader. Twenty-five words or less…

It’s tough.

How do you take a book of 129,000 words and condense it into twenty-five words?

I have already done this exercise once, with Heart of Hythea. So it should be easier the second time around, right? And yet every book has its own special meaning, and I have to find the right twenty-five words for Ketha. (more…)