Saturday, July 16, 2011

21st Six Sentence Sunday, celebrating a Larger Than Death new edition

After 20 weeks of sharing snippets Bride of the Living Dead, I'm shifting over to share a few lines from Larger Than Death, the first in the Josephine Fuller mystery series, reissued July 15th by Pearlsong Press and now available in ebook for the first time.

At booksignings when Larger Than Death came out some people gasped when I read the first line. I think that might still happen. I spent more time writing and polishing the first line than on any other line in the book.

That said, I'm starting the snippet below with the SECOND line in the book. You can read all of Chapter 1 on my web page.

Friends sometimes call me Donna Quixote because tilting windmills is what I do for a living. I got started when I answered an ad in The San Francisco Chronicle.

Need person of substance for special assignments: part bloodhound, part bulldog, part lone wolf. Job requires quick study, travel and communication skills. Must genuinely care about the advancement of women.

As a matter of fact, I was feeling quite concerned about the advancement of women in general and myself in particular at the moment I read the ad.


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12 comments:

  1. Great introductory six! I'm liking the sound of her voice. Thank you.

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  2. Part "bloodhound..." excellent description from her narrative that tells so much about the plot. Great intro.

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  3. the lone wolf says a lot too - wanna know more

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  4. nice set-up, and says a lot about her character indeed xx fab six!

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  5. Interesting character! Great six!

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  6. You've snagged me! I'm going to pick this one up, too. Great six, Lynne!

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  7. Wow, what a great character, in only six sentences!

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  8. Wow, interesting character. Well done!

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  9. Love it! I love the humor as well. And, Donna Quixote-haha!!

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  10. Aren't we all feeling that way most moments. *grin*

    ~Xakara
    Dawn's Early Light 6SS

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  11. ...very curious... I will have to come back to get another bite :)

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