Happy Wednesday Everyone!
And Happy Children’s Book Day!
(It’s also National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day – very kid-friendly, but maybe not great to mix with books :))
I’m happy to report that it is officially April here on Blueberry Hill… probably wherever you are too 🙂
It is a well-known fact that April is the best month of the year, due to April Fool, Phyllis (and also April Fools Day :)), Earth Day, Arbor Day, usually Easter (which I know is not technically about chocolate but still…), Blah Blah Blah Day (which we certainly couldn’t do without!), the fact that it is National Welding Month (and you all know what a big part of my life welding is… not :)) and the celebrity birthdays of certain pretty-much-famous people who shall remain nameless 🙂
Plus, it has such a pretty sound. April. So pleasing to the ear.
Really. What’s not to love about April? 🙂
But let’s hearken back to the bygone days of February and March for one second.
Due to the March Madness Writing Contest preempting WYRI last week, I didn’t get to announce the winner of the February Pitch Pick, so. . .
(that was a trumpet call in case you didn’t quite catch it)
. . . the February Pitch Pick Winner was Kristine with her pitch for The STEM Girls Take Off! Congratulations, Kristine! Your pitch has been sent to editor Erin Molta for her thoughts, and I’m sure you will hear from her shortly 🙂
Congratulations also to our other brave pitchers, all of whom had wonderful story ideas and well-written pitches! Good luck to all of you with your stories!
Now. How about Something Chocolate? These are festive and spring-like and practically totally healthy since they are mostly strawberry and only part chocolate 🙂
|Help yourselves 🙂|
Today’s pitch comes to us from Frances, who says, “I began writing children’s stories many, many years ago, but I got sidetracked by needing to make a living! Now that my son has started college, I feel I have the time to devote myself to my passion for children’s literature once again. I have an MFA in Creative Writing, and I have been writing and editing professionally for about 30 years. I currently work as a freelance editor and am a member of SCBWI, Children’s Books Insider, and Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Forum.”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Dead Trees Don’t Need Water
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Peter wants to be friends with Asbury the tree, but when he finds out that Asbury will be cut down, he comes up with a plan to save Asbury. In the process Peter discovers a very special gift that he and Asbury can share forever.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Frances is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to all the awesomeness that is April! I expect robins on my lawn and hyacinth blossoms beside the mudroom porch any second now! (Not because it’s likely, just because I’m ready :))
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone! 🙂