I’m toying with a few book hooks (the “elevator pitch” that makes a potential book agent or publisher want your book). I want your input: Do any of these make you want to read more? Does one stand out as strongest/weakest? Or do they all make you “pity the fool” who tries to sell them? What suggestions/ideas/opinions do you have? Please note this is for a middle grade book (8-12 years old).
- Magical Law Enforcement might say the kidnapping was the work of the warlocks, but they don’t know this is only the first of many encounters Jonathan Bluestone will have.
- Never die at the hands of a warlock. Never meet one, in fact. If you must, bring your knowledge of magic and tale transcendents or your encounter could go like Jonathan’s.
- Encounters with warlocks never go well. Places burn down, people go missing, life goes awry. Armed with magic – fire, earth, water, or wind – and perhaps a few fairy tales, a multitude of myths, or a ton of talltales, perhaps the encounter can go well. Perhaps. Unless your name is Jonathan Bluestone and you don’t realize what’s happening right under your nose.
- One time is a kidnapping. One time is a break-in. One time is a slip of paper, but you never want to face a warlock on your own. That could be deadly.