Lucky 7 Meme

Lisa Yarde, also known as The Brooklyn Scribbler, a favourite author whose work I have admired for years, has tagged me in a cute contest that will let me give my readers a sneak peak of my latest novel in progress. I've chosen an excerpt from my Orphan of the Olive Tree which is scheduled for release summer/fall 2012.

The contest rules are:

The contest rules are:

1.  Go to page 77 of your current work in progress.
2.  Go to line 7.
3.  Copy the next 7 lines or sentences as written and post them onto your blog or website.
4.  Tag 7 other authors.
5.  Let them know they've been tagged.

Here is my latest work which is one chapter away from completion. It is called Orphan of the Olive Tree. The story is a family saga about one a woman who gives away one of her newborn twin daughters based on superstition and fear and the consequences of her dark act on two families. 

Without another word, Cosma placed the unwanted babe in her basket and tucked cloths all around it to prevent her from being tossed about. The child stirred a little, closed her eyes, and fell asleep. Cosma covered the basket with a plain linen cloth and left the room. She closed the door behind her and heaved a heavy sigh. At the bottom of the stairs, Carlo limped while he paced, anxiety etched in his every feature. He ran toward her. "What news?”
Cosma shifted the basket away from him. "Your wife is well. She delivered a beautiful daughter, signore, but she must never bear a child again.” Her heart thundered in her chest lest his baby in the basket should awake and cry. She tried to walk on, but Carlo blocked her way. Cosma held the basket to the side to keep it steady.

I've tagged 7 of my favourite authors whose work I read and love. They may or may not be able to participate based on their current work schedules, but I'm curious to see what they are working on next. I hope they'll be able to take the time to add their contribution and give us all a sneak peak.  Check out their blogs for their latest posts and updates:


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Anonymous said…
Mirella, your writing is so engaging, and this clip makes me really eager to read your new work!
Lisa J Yarde said…
Lovely, can't wait to see this in print.
Unknown said…
Thank you, Mirella, for picking me. My post won't go live until Wednesday the 11th, since that's my first blogging opportunity, but I have followed the instructions the best I can, seeing as I have only just began my current WIP. I started with paragraph seven and shared seven. *lol*

LindyLouMac said…
Mirella I am very much looking forward to reading Orphan of the Olive Tree. I shall try and share this post to my new FB page.