Woo-hoo! It’s Wednesday! And you know what that means 🙂
Help yourselves, dahlings 🙂
Before we get started, I’d like to thank everyone who participated to help our young Jedi friend, Renn, get through his long days in the hospital. If you didn’t get a chance to see all the wonderful creations from our large-hearted community, please go HERE and hop through the link list. Prepare to be blown away! 🙂 Just so you know, and can all send extra thoughts and prayers, today is the really tough day, but he will hopefully be able to go home at the end of it or tomorrow.
Also, I’d like to remind you all (and let’s be honest, I’m reminding myself while I’m at it :)) that the In Just Spring Contest (details HERE) opens on Friday March 15 (that’s in 2 days, peeps!) and the first place winner will get to have one of their picture book manuscripts read by editor Laura Galvin at KidsBooks (or, should the winner happen not to write picture books or want a read by an actual real live editor at a real live publishing house, the winner will get a writing book and gift certificate and the editor prize will go to the next highest placed finisher who wants it! :)) So I hope you’re all getting your stories finished up!
This also means that there will be no Perfect Picture Book Friday link up this Friday because we will be reading the fabulous stories written by you! 🙂 and there will also not be a new post Monday (so we can keep reading your stories) or a WYRI next Wednesday because we will be voting on who should win. Hopefully we will actually get some entries for this contest or it will be a very boring blog week here on Blueberry Hill 🙂
Now, onto WYRI business! Anyone need another slice of cake? 🙂
The winner of the February Pitch Pick is Wendy with her pitch for Why Fireflies Should NEVER Drink Soda! Congratulations, Wendy!!! (Apparently Wendy is the name to have – we’ve had Wendys win two months in a row :)) And congratulations to all our pitchers for excellent pitches, all of which were improved thanks to reader feedback.
Today’s pitch comes to us from Denise. Denise says, “I’m a lover of all things Anne of Green Gables and Maud Montgomery so am so thankful to live on PEI. I’m also a Christian mom of 4 wonderful children, all named for Lucy Maud Montgomery characters of some sort. When I’m not cleaning, baking, playing, I do get to go to Bible Study and take Rilla, age 7, and Emily. (boys aren’t ready for that yet lol)… I think it’s important that our kids go so they will learn more about God and get used to hearing about God, thereby loving Him more. I also collect paper dolls. My daughter is in the works of making some more clothes just for Phyllis, who’s a very patient lass, she is 🙂
You can visit Denise:
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Phewie Hughie
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Hughie loves his toots. The louder the better, but because Hughie thought everyone should love his toots, he had a hard time understanding why no one appreciated his wonderful ability until two children come to an important dinner and Hughie’s dad reminds him to remember his manners. Mayhem happens after Hughie realizes he just can’t hold it in. Will Hughie find a way to control his engine’s noise and find friends along the way?
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Denise is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to the In Just Spring Contest (for which I haven’t even begun writing my sample, so you can only imagine how dreadful it’s going to be :)) I can’t wait to read lots and lots of stories about spring, lovely spring!… so I really hope we get some 🙂
Have a great day, everyone! 🙂