The Bra Game Gets a Description

I don’t think I’ve ever come across anything more thrilling and terrifying than writing a book description.

You create a fictitious world from the ground up, live and breathe it for years, painstakingly edit until you’re sick of looking at it, then you have to sum it all up with efficient charisma.

So, last week I finally sat my procrastinating ass down to write The Bra Game’s description and made a sweet little home for my baby on the blog.

After some careful consideration, I have decided that my original—ahem, impatient—spring release date is a no-go. Our cross-country move to Portland was a bit of an obstacle for the project. Though I trucked on with edits, I still have some buttoning up to do.

I want to deliver a quality piece of work to you all, and that takes time. With that being said, I am pushing the release to early summer. Since The Bra Game (new title…NOLA FRAN EVIE) boasts a retro summertime feel, it should fit in swell with summer reads.

The cover is currently in the shop, so I am using this temporary 1950s-esque selfie until then.

1950s woman with ray bans

Without further ado, I present to you the description. Ta-da!

They were unladylike rebels, abandoning rolling pins for baseball bats to join the All-American Girls Baseball League. They changed history, and that changed them. After the league disintegrates in 1954 Nola, Fran, and Evie accidentally reunite on a popcorn-scented summer day where it all began, on Wrigley Field. Nearly forty years later Jacks Demonte makes a startling discovery…a trail of clues tucked away in a vintage handbag. Forever fated to the bra game, the extraordinary lives of these women intersect with her own as she falls deeper into a heroic past.

Inside these bra players lies a fierce beauty, an unconventional destiny beyond the kitchen. The American dream of sparkling cars and pastel suburbia is mocked by the turbulent reality of nuclear threats and civil rights. Nola, Fran, and Evie team up once again, connecting in truth to fight for a pivotal cause these brave dames can only win together.

So, what do we think?

37 thoughts on “The Bra Game Gets a Description

  1. Sounds wonderful, but I’m not surprised. I’m struggling to write my own blurb/query and hating every minute of it. Congrats to you for “hitting it out of the park.” 🙂

    1. Yay! I honestly feel summing up our work is harder than creating the work itself. Good luck with it, sweetness! And I was saying to Dianne earlier that I think we never feel perfectly satisfied with our blurbs and just have to go with it.

      Hitting it out of the park…you’re a hoot!

  2. I’m sure it’s great Britt and, after your two previous books, I can’t wait to read it. I have to confess some confusion in understanding the description though…

  3. What an intriguing description! I love the idea of the characters teaming up together in a different context, reading about the vintage bag that we’ve actually seen photos of, and the line “popcorn-scented summer day”…. Can’t wait, Britt!

    1. Thanks, lovey! You’ve been involved with this story from the get-go, so it should be fun for you to “see” the finished product. I really loved creating the gals in this book. Although I’m ready to move on, I can tell I’ll miss this motley crew when I’m done.

      1. I can just imagine! It must be tough to let go of characters after having “lived” with them for so long. But now they will live with us, your readers.

  4. Good on you for nailing your ass to the chair and giving your story it’s own little cubicle. I agree with you, the process of description is arduous in the extreme. That’s about to be my next step, and I’ve been procrastinating my way around it all week. Love a good story set in the 50’s – look forward to seeing it all take shape! 🙂

    1. Nailing my ass to the chair is exactly what I had to do. I still have some tweaks to do on it after receiving some helpful feedback from a fellow writer. It was nice to hear an objective opinion on the blurb. We’re too close to our stories, so it helps to have another set of eyes. Good luck on yours, Alarna!

  5. That sounds like an awesome blurb! I always find it difficult to write an eye-catching blurb, but you’ve done that so well!

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