Wait til you hear how forethoughtful I’m being!
Seriously. You are NOT going to believe it.
It’s Sunday night. SUNDAY. And I am putting the finishing touches on this post which isn’t due to go up until Wednesday!
Wednesday is like 2 1/2 entire days from now!
I don’t think this has ever happened before in the history of my blog!
You’re in the right place.
I have not been possessed by aliens or anything. (Of course, I would probably say that if I had been, wouldn’t I? Because they’d make me… But I’m pretty sure I haven’t!)
It’s just that the weatherperson in these parts seems pretty convinced that we’re going to be getting heavy snow – at least a foot – maybe 3 – and that means, in all probability, that I will have no internet. So my usual operating procedure of finishing my Wednesday post 37 seconds before it’s due to go up may not pan out well. And I don’t want today’s pitcher to miss her day!
PLUS! We have not one, but TWO Straight From The Editors to share – always educational AND fun – so I wouldn’t want you to miss that either. Or the most important part of the post… Something Chocolate 🙂
|Black Magic Cake|
I know how you all count the hours until Wednesday for your chocolate treat, so far be it from me to deprive you! 🙂 I would never want it to be said that I don’t take good care of you!
Alrighty! Now that we’re fortified, let’s see what the editor has to say!
Straight From The Editor for October:
You will recall Michelle’s winning pitch:
Miss Knaffle and her second graders all just want to have fun at school. But when her students take theiridea of fun too far—conducting a farting symphony during reading time, smuggling coffee beans to the class hamster, and using their desks for a bubblegum sculpture contest—Miss Knaffle decides that only a field trip to the zoo will avert classroom disaster. Once there, the canny teacher enlists irritable zoo animals to her cause. When Fátima tangles with a snake and Mario ends up on the wrong side of a baboon, the students quickly come to appreciate the zoo rules—and their teacher—in a whole new way.
Here are editor Erin Molta’s comments:
Straight From The Editor for November:
Here is Heather’s winning pitch:
The harpsichord is dusted, the tea is poured, the vases are arranged on doily laces, and Hubert the pug is settled calmly on the rug. Lottie Dobson is ready for her fancy luncheon party. But when the members of the Grandview Rose Society arrive with even more blooms, poor Hubert’s allergies kick in. What happens next is a riot of mishaps that gets him banned from the room. But when a wily rat sneaks in, steals the cheese, and dangles from the chandelier, it sends the proper party guests on a crazy chase–with a sneezing Hubert in the lead. One big sneeze will save the day! Too bad for Hubert, the sneezing doesn’t end there.
And here are Erin’s comments:
As always, I find Erin’s comments insightful and helpful! I hope they help you in your mission to create the perfect pitch!
Today’s pitch comes to us from Maria. Maria is an educator with the best job in the world – she works as a Fire & Life Safety Educator for a municipal fire department! When she isn’t teaching others how to be safe, she can be found writing under a pecan tree, playing with her dogs and cats, or cruising around town with the top down searching for inspirational ideas or the next big story.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Trouble With Homework
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 6-9)
The Pitch: What’s a kid to do when he’s waited until the lastminute to do his homework? Sometimes, you just have to improvise!
Disclaimer: No snails or house cats were harmed in the making of this book!
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Maria is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to getting my internet back so I can catch up on everything I’ve missed! It should be back this morning, but we shall see… (Of course, I’m just assuming… because it’s SUNDAY! so I don’t know yet what will happen!)
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone, and for everyone who lives on the East Coast, I hope you all weathered the storm okay!!!