Good morning! It’s the first Wednesday in August, which means those of us who are part of the Insecure Writers Support Group write about, well, insecurity and writing. We’d love for you to join us! http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html
So, being an insecure writer, I’m uncomfortable with my ability to produce sparkling marketing copy for my books. This time around, I thought I would be smart and hire the good folks at Amazon to do it. This morning I received the draft, and I’m a bit…underwhelmed. I have a few ideas on how to tighten it up, but I’d love to know what you think! If you read this cover copy, would it inspire you to read the book?
Here it is:
Liz Nabor isn’t always likable, but as a strong, intelligent, and ambitious woman, being liked isn’t her top priority. Maintaining her glamorous Manhattan life as a successful money manager and keeping hold of her gorgeous boyfriend, however, are high on her list of things to do.
But when the infamous Bernie Madoff confesses to a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme amid the financial crisis of 2008 and Liz realizes she’s sent clients to one of his feeder funds, her career is suddenly in danger of crashing along with the economy.
Just as she begins to lay out a plan to revitalize her professional life, Liz hears her once-beloved, now-estranged aunt is dying—and leaving Liz her house in Washington. Hoping she isn’t making a costly mistake, Liz decides to take time off from work to visit her—discovering that sometimes answers turn up where you least expect them.