Fasten your seat belts and put your tray tables in the upright position! It’s time for the highlight of everyone’s week… Would You Read It! (I really wish I could make that flash and sparkle, but since I don’t know how, you’ll just have to imagine that it’s very fancy!)
Before we get to today’s pitch, I’d just like to thank everyone who has voted so far for the July/August Pitch Pick (and for those of you just joining us, that’s the vote on whose pitch was best and will get sent to editor Erin Molta for valuable comments and feedback!) I’m so interested in how the votes are falling, and it’s REALLY hard to keep a secret and not give you hints….
… OK. You twisted my arm. How about one hint. The current leader pitched a picture book. That’s not too much of a hint since 4 of the 6 pitches were for PBs 🙂
But it’s still definitely a competition, so if you haven’t voted yet, please do! Go here and scroll to the poll.
Alrighty then. It’s time for today’s pitch, our first YA to date, and the first of the September competitors for Erin’s reading time!
Today’s pitch comes to us from the awesome Kimberly, who has lived a very interesting life, part of which was spent in a hut in the rainforest with a lot of wildlife I wouldn’t want to meet too up close and personal! She writes a terrific blog (ZookBookNook), so feel free to hop over and get to know her. For our fellow campaigners, she is also participating in the Writer’s Platform Building Campaign. So here it is:
Working Title: Surfacing In Clouds
The Pitch: Rigo and Esteban struggle to survive in a land without electricity, but when they set out to reach a world consumed by technology their friendship is ripped at the seams. This story chronicles the remarkable resilience of human nature in the face of losing what was once taken for granted: silence, privacy, and a connection with nature.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?