Next year I would like someone to remind me in June that August is an insane month and I should plan NOTHING!
Since I forgot this year, I’m in over my head. And that’s with only one regular blog post per week! I am seriously hoping that things are going to settle down and get more organized when school starts. Otherwise I shall have to check myself into a home! 🙂
So quick, darlings, everyone help yourself to more of Coleen’s goodies – Peanut Butter Rice Krispie treats today (please note the luscious chocolate drizzle which qualifies them as our Something Chocolate!)
|Photo copyright Coleen Patrick 2013 used by permission|
YUM! And totally breakfast because they’ve got the word Rice Krispie right in the title! You really cannot argue with that 🙂
And now let’s get right down to business!
First, we’ve got the July Pitch Pick. Our brave pitchers have taken all your excellent advice to heart and revised their pitches to the best of their abilities. Here are the choices:
That Tommy Thompson (PB ages 5 and up)
Just a girl???? Abigail Richmond was not about to let “that” Tommy Thompson ruin her day. In fact, she has just enough confidence combined with a dash of sass that allows her to prove she can do anything she puts her mind to, just like some other famous women in history. Luckily, she also has the smarts to know what she shouldn’t do.
The Curse of The Shattered Sceptre (Chapter Book/MG)
After accidentally unleashing a torrent of curses, Ollie and his Book Club buddies must use their wits and imagination to unravel a series of twisted clues. In a race against time, will the boys mend the shattered sceptre, restoring the balance of nature, or will they be cursed forever?
Fable Ranger (MG)
Swept away in a storm of rose petals, twelve-year-old Case lands in a world of make-believe, chosen by the book of Lorealia as the new Fable Ranger. But in a realm where Prince Charming always saves the day, she’s dismissed…just for being a girl. Proving bravery comes in all packages, Case ventures off to reverse the evil Dovetail’s enchantments. He’s unbalanced magic and forced the Red Rose Bounds to shut down. Unless Case completes the tasks to set magic right, she’ll remain trapped in a spiraling happily-never-after or worse, captured by Dovetail himself.
The Tomato Turner Gets A Job (PB ages 4 and up)
The annual summer bike relay is only two weeks away, but no matter how many times Peter counts the money in his piggy bank, it’s still not enough to buy the new bike he needs to join his best friend’s team. Peter must find a way to earn more…fast! Mixing Gardener’s Gold is not the best smelling job – but his piggy bank IS getting heavier – if only he could stop breathing or make the manure smell better.
I know it’s a tough choice (as always!) but please choose the pitch you think deserves a read by editor Erin Molta and cast your vote by 11:59 PM EDT Sunday August 25.
Now! Onward! 🙂
Today’s pitch comes to us from Carrie who says, “My passion for picture books and literacy began while studying to be an elementary teacher. I took a break from teaching this past school year to immerse myself into writing full-time. I guess you could say I finally figured out what all the brain babble was for!
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Cartwheel Queen
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-6)
The Pitch: After learning how to do a cartwheel, Queen Carina begins her rule over Cartwheelandia. Cheers and cartwheels explode through the crowd, but stop short with Carina’s heart-broken little brother. In an effort to restore peace to the kingdom, Queen Carina does all she can to help Caden train to be the greatest Cartwheel King that ever lived.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Carrie is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to something so wonderful you won’t even believe it!! We are expecting a new grandbaby and he or she is due to be delivered TOMORROW!!! Next time you see me I’ll be a grandmother again… or a grandfather 🙂 Meanwhile, hoping all will go smoothly with the delivery and that this little one will be as healthy and wonderful as his or her big sister!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! 🙂