From my newest story description:
Phil, who fought invisible beings and cured mental illnesses, was 'relieved' of his ability by medical intervention. Regaining his abilities and recognized around the world, he's doubly cautious about his approach. In an attempt to remain under the radar, he doesn't inform anyone, and takes an unusual approach.
When I summarize the previous book, I use past tense, but when I describe the current book, I use all present tense.
This isn't the same 'fireside chat' version of storytelling, where you describe what happened to someone from the vantage point of when it's all done and completed, it's instead a story about what the book is about, and thus you describe it in the present tense
From my currently posting story:
A decade after the zombie apocalypse, Leza appears. An unusual young woman, she lives with, cares for, communicates and controls an army of the undead. She is a zombie medium and can teach the living how to survive. If the humans can only keep from killing her, that is.
Arriving during a final confrontation between a survivor refuge and an oncoming horde of the undead, Leza saves the day. She represents more than just another day of survival, but whether that portends humanity's rescue or the future of the undead is anyone's guess. She may be humanity's redemption or their ultimate annihilation.
All present tense. There's not a single "she was this, or she did that" in the entire thing.
Geez, these discussions make me so tense! I'm hoping to get past this and back into the present.