Now that the Illustration Contest has been announced, I’m all excited to see what our talented illustrator friends are going to come up with! How, oh how!, will we wait 3+ whole weeks?
But they don’t call me Clever Sus for nothing! Nosireebob! I am a master of distraction technique!
For starters, we can distract ourselves by voting for our favorite pitches in the May Pitch Pick.
Our intrepid pitchers have taken all your good advice to heart and reworked their pitches so that I fear you’re going to have quite a job picking a favorite to vote for!
Here they are:
#1 Zainab – A Case Of Cane-Syrupy-Sugar-A-Bitus (PB ages 4-8)
#2 Linda – Poindexter’s Particular Procedure For Cold Feet (PB ages )
#3 Kirk – When Your Best Friend Wants To Be Your Girlfriend and Other Horror Stories (MG)
#4 Jason – Barnabas Is NOT A Ninja (PB ages 4-8)
Next, we can indulge in Something Chocolate which will surely take our minds off the Illustration Contest at least while our mouths are full…! Since it’s breakfast time, and breakfast is the most important meal of the day, how about some chocolate waffles???!!!
Mmmm! Great idea! Not only chocolate! Not only delicious! But we’ve got the basic food groups covered: chocolate, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and fruit (for you breakfast purists out there :)). Yum-MY!
And now, we can focus on today’s pitch which comes to us from Lavanya whom you will remember from last July with her pitch for Sophie vs. The Monster. She says, “I’m a software engineer by day, and an avid reader of fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and literature by night. I’m also mother to a young girl who has just discovered the magical ability to make meaning out of the printed word. I started putting my own words down on paper last November, and when I went to my regional SCBWI conference in April, I confirmed a suspicion that I had long harbored – writers are the nicest people in the world, and I want to be one of them. :-)”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Sun, The Moon, And Eve
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: In the dawn of the world, a child called Eve sings out her love for her siblings, the Sun and the Moon. But when Eve’s songs reveal her favorite, the Sun and the Moon unleash their fury. Eve must dispel the terrible shadow that follows, and restore their harmony.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Lavanya is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to the Illustration Contest! Aarrgghh! There I go undoing all that fabulous distraction, putting the contest right back in your minds! Oops! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!!! 🙂