In case you are wondering (now that it’s February 11) I have NOT forgotten about picking winners for Phyllis’s Birthday Bonanza!
I’ve just been highly distracted from work by people in this house having snow days – which is absolutely lovely! – but allows me to watch back-to-back episodes of Say Yes To The Dress and/or the entire Star Wars saga out of the corner of my eye when I’m supposed to be focusing on whose Ode To Phyllis is the best.
Phyllis thinks everyone should win because she loved them all.
I also loved them all, but I said that if everyone won then no one would FEEL like they won.
Phyllis said that was horsehockey and didn’t even make sense and was I going to eat the last strawberry pancake or could she have it?
So you can see it was a very productive conversation.
The easy route would be to make YOU guys pick. But I’m always making you vote for things, and I still don’t have an “I Voted” sticker to tempt you with, so I don’t know if that would be asking too much. Do you guys want to vote? Or do you want
Phyllis me to pick? Let me know in the comments along with your thoughts for today’s pitcher and then, weather depending :), we’ll try to get around to one or the other before Spring actually arrives 🙂
Oh! And before we get to today’s pitch, we have a winner for the December/January Pitch Pick from last week!
Drum roll please….. rata-tat-tata-tat-rata-tat-tata-tat-etc….
The winner is MICHELE! with her pitch for Hoot & Holly!!!
Congratulations, Michele! Your pitch has been sent to editor Erin Molta for her comments, and I’m sure you’ll hear from her soon.
And congratulations to all our other fine and brave pitchers! You all did an excellent job – it was a tough choice! – and I hope you all feel good about bravely putting yourselves out there to test your pitches and that you found the feedback from our wonderful and generous readers helpful and constructive!
Now, then, onto today’s Would You Read It!
I love that today’s pitcher volunteered her own Something Chocolate… and boy does it look good! Can I offer you a cup of coffee or a glass of milk to go with that?
|Kusina Master Recipe’s Peanut Butter Fudge Cake
Recipe HERE (feel free not to watch the shocking presentation
on how to remove dark spots from your hands :))
I also REALLY love that today’s pitcher is using Would You Read It in a way I hoped people would (at least some of the time) but which seldom happens. She’s using her pitch, and your feedback, to help her figure out her story! (as you’ll read below.)
So without further ado, today’s pitch comes to us from Kathy. Kathy Halsey has been writing picture books and nonfiction stories for two years. In a prior life she taught English and served as a K-12 school librarian. Since she has an agent, Jodell Sadler at Sadler Children’s Literary, the purpose of her pitch is to guide her plot and focus her manuscript.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Son Of Boogie
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Conquering the boards–skateboards, surf boards snowboards–that’s Lil Boogie’s dream. He and his Pops head off the Half Pipe Park to skate, but his flips flop. Lil Boogie heads for the beach, but the waves bury him. And on the snowboard, an ice storm stops him cold. Back at the ski lodge, he finds his board–the CHESS BOARD. Lil Boogie rules and rocks this board like a king. SON OF BOOGIE is a 453 word picture book for PreK-2nd grade that champions perseverance and the father-son bond.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Kathy is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to writing a new story. I don’t know when it will happen – I haven’t had an idea I feel really excited about in a while – but it could be today! Why not?! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone! 🙂