Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I'm currently putting the finishing touches on my collection of Barbara Marr short stories.

The problem?

I don't have a title. (Yikes)

Will you help me? (Please)

Here's how it goes:

1) Come up with a great title for my short story collection

2) Email me your idea, and if I choose yours, you will get credit in the book as well as a free copy when it comes out. (I'll even throw in a signed copy of the mystery anthology, Chesapeake Crimes: They Had it Comin' which includes one of my mystery shorts)

REMEMBER, Barbara Marr loves movies and all of the books and short stories are plays on or related to movie titles: Take the Monkeys and Run (Take the Money and Run), Citizen Insane (Citizen Kane), Silenced by the Yams (Silence of the Lambs) -- so I will be looking for creative titles like those.

If it helps, some of the titles in the collection are: "Taming the Hulk," "The Big Sneeze," "Top Lawn," and "The Road to Washington."

Also, don't hesitate to visit my website, Karen Cantwell to read the first chapter of Take the Monkeys and Run, as well as the short story, "Taming the Hulk." This may give you inspiration! :-)

Email your idea(s) to and write in the subject line: NAME THAT BOOK

And . . . Thanks!!!!!!!!

Psst . . . Karen . . . is there a deadline for entering???

Oh yes, we need a deadline -- let's make it July 31st.

I can't wait to see the titles!


Fox Mill Swim Club said...

The Marr The Merrier!

Karen Cantwell said...

Great one FMSC! I love it.

Keep 'em coming! Feel free to post your ideas here, but remember to email me the idea as well.


Maria said...

Shoot, I don't watch movies so I'm no help. Maybe I'll see some movie commercials go by and something will come to me!!

Anonymous said...

Marr's Read Planet

Reading Bullet

A Few Good Meme

Anne L.

Maria said...

Eat, Pray...RUN!

(Okay so it's a book, not a movie. but I only read...

Maybe: Eat, Run...Pray!


George Ferris said...

The Best Of Barbara Marr
George Ferris

Karen Cantwell said...

These are all great guys! Keep 'em coming! :-)