Good Morning, Lovelies!
Please excuse this interruption to the Valentiny Contest for Would You Read It!
I hope you have all been enjoying reading the 12 Valentiny Contest finalists and voting! As of last check there were 2 ties, so anyone who hasn’t read and voted, please feel free to hop on over and do so. You could be the hero(ine) tie-breaker, thereby earning my undying gratitude which (I don’t mean to brag!) is almost as valuable as a brand new unopened bag of hamster chow! So get on out there and break those ties and feel free to share the finalist link on social media with anyone who might enjoy reading the stories to themselves and/or the kiddos in their lives! The more readers and voters the better!
As a reward, in addition to my undying gratitude, (I know! It’s hard to believe there could be more!) I shall bestow upon you Something Chocolate!
Hmmm… what are you in the mood for today? How about…
Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes With Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce???!!!
Chocolate. It’s what’s for breakfast 🙂
Now then, today’s pitch comes to us from Tracey who is a published author with nine picture books currently published. Among her writing activities she includes: SCBWI PAL member, Southern Breeze (SCBWI) Local Liaison for South Georgia and Webmaster for the region, KidLit TV team member, a South Georgia Writers Guild member, and the founder/director of the Books Love & Taters Book Festival.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Mary Alice
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 12 and under)
The Pitch: Mary Alice really does like her job. She escorts all kinds of boats up and down the Hudson River. Secretly, she wishes to have passengers, but who would want to be on a dirty tug boat? One fateful morning, everything changes. Mary Alice sees smoke tumbling out of the two skyscrapers. A call over the crackling radio has Mary Alice heading full steam towards the island where a small tug boat can make a big difference.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
If your answer is YES, please feel free to tell us what you particularly liked and why the pitch piqued your interest. If your answer is MAYBE or NO, please feel free to tell us what you think could be better in the spirit of helping Tracey improve her pitch. Helpful examples of possible alternate wordings are welcome. (However, I must ask that comments be constructive and respectful. I reserve the right not to publish comments that are mean because that is not what this is about.)
Please send YOUR pitches for the coming weeks! For rules and where to submit, click on this link Would You Read It or on Would You Read It in the dropdown under For Writers in the bar above. Unbelievably, there are actually openings in March so you could get your pitch up for some helpful feedback pretty soon, and have a chance to have it read by editor Erin Molta!
Tracey is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to seeing who the winners will be for the Valentiny Contest! I can hardly wait to share them with you on Friday! It’s going to be so exciting!!! I’m all goose-prickly at the very thought!
But you all just stay calm. Don’t get nervous or excited or anxious. Don’t bite your nails. Don’t lie awake wondering WHO the winners will be!!! It’s not THAT many hours til Friday. I’m SURE you’ll be able to focus on other things…
See you Friday! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!