Apologies for being absent from the blogosphere yesterday and late in posting Would You Read It today! Yesterday was a C-RAAZY day!
First, I went to the New York State Readers Association Conference in Rye Brook, NY to mingle, sign books, and give a talk to actual professional grown-ups (and any of you who have been around here long know what terror talking to actual professional grown-ups strikes into my pitter-pattery little heart!) I would be sharing a photo of me with fellow writers Lesa Cline Ransome and Ann Burg, but I don’t have one yet! (I’ll add it in when I get it, or post it Friday along with my fun foto :)) The talk, much to my surprise, went well – such lovely people attended! – and I ended up having a really nice time.
When that was done, I high-tailed it home, picked up my daughter, drove her back to college after her long weekend (a 4+ hour drive), turned right around and drove back home. By my reckoning, close to 550 miles of driving in about 11 hours in one day. Thank goodness for my 3 month free subscription to satellite radio which allowed me to listen to a comedy station on the long drive home alone! I felt like a cartoon. Toward the end, near 11 PM which is WAY past my bedtime, I had to get out and run around the car a few times in the cold night air to wake up 🙂 If only I had video footage – it would be so entertaining! I could post it on YouTube and go viral… but I digress!
So anyway, fueled up on coffee and imaginary chocolate donuts, I am here at last to post this week’s Would You Read It 🙂 Just first, I want to mention that the theme for this week’s Fun Friday Foto Fextravaganza (which I keep thinking I should abbreviate to FFFF but it’s too much fun to say fextravaganza!) is HALLOWEEN! What a surprise 🙂
I also want to remind everyone about the HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST which will be taking place on Monday, which actually is Halloween – how apropos 🙂 A bunch of people seemed enthusiastic, so lets hope we get some entries – I already have the signed book prize in my hot little hands and I’m looking forward to the fun!
OKAY. Time to welcome today’s pitcher, Kim, a former journalist and current Communications professor who loves to write creatively.
Working Title: Henry Hears You
The Pitch: 13-year-old boy finds his voice as the new advice columnist for the school newspaper only to discover that some problems don’t have easy solutions when he gets a letter from a kid threatening to kill himself if the gay bashing doesn’t stop.