Happy Wednesday, Everyone! I hope you are all having an excellent week so far!
We’ve got two things on the agenda today – the May Pitch Pick and today’s Would You Read It. Luckily, we’ve got something delicious and chocolatey to fortify us 🙂
|Yum! Chocolate Cream Pie! 🙂|
Please help yourselves to as many slices as necessary to fuel you for the morning 🙂
Now then. Let’s start with the May Pitch Pick. We had 5 terrific pitches. The pitchers all took your generous counsel to heart and have revised their original offerings. Please read the pitches below and then vote for the one you feel deserves a read by editor Erin Molta!
Dr. Edwin Wallace has found the answer to one of science’s great mysteries – deja vu, revealing a clue to his visions. But as they fade with age, could the exceptionally gifted 17 year old Jackson Cooper unlock the answer to harness their premonitions for the good of mankind? When Jackson is taken by a secret military agency, he will need to rely on the bond of new found friends to help him fight his way back home.
Story Bored (MG)
Nobody Loves Roberto A. Tailbottom (PB)
Bonjour, Remy! (PB)
Six-year-old Remy loves adventure—just so long as it never leaves the garden. So she hesitates when her parents surprise her with a trip to Paris. How can she leave all of her favorite things? It might take some convincing, but if Remy will leap into the new and wonderful Parisian culture she might just learn that beauty and her favorite things can be found in many places. They just might have different names.
The Word Thief (PB)
Benedict the Vampire likes nothing more than snacking on a tasty noun. He’s on a rampage, gobbling up ‘words, whispers, songs and shouts’ until the city is silent. Who can stop him? Something furry lurking in the sewer could have the answer….
Please cast your vote for your favorite pitch by Saturday June 15 at 11:59PM EDT.
Now, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from the lovely Heather who says, “When people used to ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I answered, “A children’s book author and illustrator.” As I grew older I thought that was too unrealistic so I majored in sociology and started working for a small business. However, I recently decided to chase that childhood dream, and started writing! Hopefully this dream comes true!”
(And I just have to sneak in with my 2 cents and say I think she’s well on her way 🙂 She wrote a terrific entry for the In Just Spring Contest, and if you go to her blog you’ll get to see some of her fabulous art… including a picture of the cat who lived in the flowerpot :))
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Cat Who Lived In The Flowerpot
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-7)
The Pitch: Tristan the cat lives in the flowerpot between apartments 7 and 8. He loves his human neighbors and they love him. There was just one problem. NO PETS ALLOWED! One day the strict landlady swings by for a surprise visit and discovers Tristan. He finds himself in danger of losing his flowerpot home and the neighbors he loves.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Heather is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to seeing who wins the May Pitch Pick. I have a feeling it’s going to be another tight race!
Have a wonderful day, everyone! 🙂