Happy Wednesday everyone! Hey! We’re halfway to the weekend 🙂
So, on Monday I conducted an informal poll about when to post the Holiday Contest guidelines, and people were pretty evenly divided as to “Monday is fine” and “As soon as possible” 🙂 I’m splitting the difference and thinking I’ll post on Friday, before the weekend, so you get a few extra days. But I’m still trying to make a definite decision as to what to make you do – ah! the power! 🙂 – so not today. I hope that doesn’t ruin anyone’s life!
To make up for forcing you to wait, let’s have some chocolate right away. You’ll feel better 🙂
It’s barely a week until Thanksgiving. So I was thinking we should get festive with our Something Chocolate… Check this out! Have you ever seen cuter chocolate turkeys?
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Too tricky for me because I am uncoordinated and prone to burning things, but maybe some of you clever chef types can make them. You can get the recipe HERE. Let me know if you try it! (Feel free to send me a sample :)) And I’m thinking you could cheat a little by using already-made truffles and dipping them in chocolate 🙂
Now that we’re choclified (fortified with chocolate), let’s get down to the business at hand.
Today’s pitch comes to us from Mary Russo, PhD, a psychologist and RNCS, who for over 2 decades has worked with individuals to deal with personal development and overcome anxiety and depression. Mary says, “Through many therapeutic endeavors I assist them with their adaptation to a new sense of self. In my therapy work I share a deep concern for the individual’s conscious awareness that each of us has our own yearning inner child. I have been inspired to write this and other children’s books to help children to be less afraid and see themselves as strong and unique. My goal to teach children to help themselves through their imagination. The stories provide metaphors to help children learn to take control of their fears, by fostering self-empowerment. The embedded messages slip into the child’s unconscious, while the story produces a sense of fun and adventure and wonderment.”
You can find her at:
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Polka Dot Sue
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-6)
The Pitch: Polka Dot Sue is the story of a young girl with polka dot hair, who takes great pride in who she is and conveys this pride with her enjoyment of clothing herself handsomely each day. The story gives a child the sense of self acceptance and pride to show others that a deep sense of self-empowerment come from believing in one self despite obstacles. With the color-emotion awareness, another sense of expressiveness, it encourages the young reader to understand more about feelings with color and self-expression. Also with the encasement the days of the week the story gives the young reader an opportunity of for more fundamental growth.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Mary is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to sharing the Holiday Contest Rules with you on Friday!!! So exciting!!! I wonder what I’ll decide on??? 🙂