For April, we’ve got recovering debutantes, bastards, and defiant mothers. To submit a first line, email

Undercover Debutante by Charlotte Laws

“I am a recovering debutante.”

Searching for Spenser by Margaret Kramar

“There’s nothing suspenseful about this story.”

Midnight Black: The Purge by R.J. Eastwood

“I kick in the front door and call his bastard name.”

The Housewife Loved a Bandit by Larry Baran

“Ma went down swinging that day against men with badges, warrants and handcuffs.”

Angel of the City by R.J. Leahy

“Freedom breeds uncertainty; uncertainty invites chaos.”

Life in the Hollywood Lane by Ann Crawford

“Ever have one of those lifetimes?”