Happy May Day, Everyone!
Isn’t it so appropriate that the birthstone for May is emerald? May is so beautifully green!
And in the spirit of spring, I’m going to go hog wild and serve strawberry shortcake this morning. I know it isn’t chocolate, but YUM anyway! 🙂 Please! Help yourselves 🙂
Now then. A teensy item of business before we get to the pitch pick and today’s Would You Read It pitch.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I did not detect the usual level of enthusiasm for my most recent hare-brained scheme contest. I have decided this is my fault. I thought it would be totally fun to see what you clever folks came up with – you always amaze me with your creativity! But I can see how maybe it’s more fun for me than it is for you, even though there are prizes. And far be it from me to force anything on you that you don’t think is fun!
So please let your opinion be known below. Would anyone like to try the contest? Or shall I make it easy – points for Face Book posting, Tweeting, or blogging about the ebook on May 7-9 or something – and lower the prize quality accordingly? Ready set vote! (By 9PM EDT tomorrow, Thursday May 2)
Flood Dogs (Picture Book ages 5-8)
Based on a true story, FLOOD DOGS tells of a girl, her two dogs, and the flood that comes between them. As Cadence fears the fate of her dogs, she must also face the devastation of her town and home. When she finally reconnects with her dogs, Cadence is overjoyed to discover just how much she still has.
Giant At The Gym (Picture Book ages 3-7)
When Giant works out at the 24-hour Animal Fitness Gym, he discovers that the weights are too light. Grabbing treadmill runners, stationary bike riders and bench pressers, Giant soon has animals of all kinds hanging from his barbells. Yet the barbells are still too light! Will Giant find the right amount of weight before he runs out of gym-goers or will Elephant put him over the top?
Hurricane Enrique (Picture Book ages 4-7)
Every Friday afternoon, Molly takes care of her best friend’s yippy, nippy little Chihuahua, Carlos. When a tropical storm strikes, Molly finds that rescuing Carlos isn’t easy, but friends are friends.
A Noise In The Dark (Picture Book ages 4-8)
Nicky knows he’ll never get to sleep unless he finds out what is making so much noise in this closet, but it’s dark and he is scared and all he really wants to do is hide under his covers. When Nicky gets no help from mom he realizes he must find the courage to face his fears so he could finally get some sleep.
Please vote for the pitch you think deserves a read by editor Erin Molta by Friday May 3 at 11:59 PM EDT. Thank you!I am an ad copy and commercial writer by trade. I am a husband and father of two (ages 3 and 6). I have tried my hand at writing stories for my children. I am in the process of self publishing a picture book entitled, “That’s Not How Mommy Does It” and recently I began writing the Day Dreamer novel for young adults. I would love the aid of the writing community as well as the backing of an agent and publisher. I have also had multiple articles published in an Apple related business magazine, i.Business.
Here is Jesse’s pitch:
Working Title: Day Dreamer
Age/Genre: YA Science Fiction
The Pitch: What causes Deja Vu? No one has been able to scientifically prove the cause. But, Neurologist Dr. Edwin Wallace has found the answer. And the answer gives a clue to his visions. But as his visions fade with his age, a new and exceptionally gifted 17 year old Day Dreamer, Jackson Cooper could unlock the secret to harness their premonitions for the good of mankind. But when Jackson is taken by a secret government agency hoping to use his gift for military purposes, he will have to fight his way back home with the help of a group of gifted youths that he will meet along the way. This exciting and highly realistic science fiction drama presents a believable explanation to how a person could accurately see the future.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Jesse is looking forward to your thoughts on his pitch! I am looking forward to finding out what you really think about the jingle contest so I can come up with a new plan if need be!
Have a lovely day, everyone! 🙂