You’ll never guess what happened!
The sky turned blue. . .
. . . and a yellow ball of light appeared in it!
I know! Shocking, right?
Raise your hand if you thought the sky was always gray and pouring down water!
Local authorities of all kinds including meteorologists claim this turn of events is a perfectly normal occurrence. They assure us there’s nothing to worry about. A giant ball of burning gas in the sky is No Problem! But it’s been so long since anyone saw such a thing that there’s a great deal of distrust and speculation… And seriously, can you ever really believe a meteorologist? 🙂
Nevertheless, I think we should celebrate the sunshine with Something Chocolate! (Because let’s be honest – any excuse for chocolate will do 🙂 ) How about Chocolate Brownie and Mousse Trifle? 🙂
Who could say no to that?!
And it’s practically in a cereal bowl, which makes it breakfast by my definition 🙂
Go get a napkin. You’re drooling on your keyboard.
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Sherry. Sherry Howard lives with her children and two crazy dogs in Middletown, Kentucky, a stone’s throw from the beautiful horse farms Kentucky is always bragging about. During her career in education, she served as principal in one of the largest middle schools in the US; she and cat-herders share many common skills. Sherry loves to read, write, cook, and sit in the sand watching the waves when she can! That, of course, requires a trip out of state.
Find her on the web at Facebook, Sherry Hyberger Howard, and Twitter, @SherLHoward
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Squirrelly Curly
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Squirrelly Curly and his brothers need a winter home, but Curly prefers snowboarding to home building. Brothers Larry and Mo work frantically to build more nests while Curly pelts them with acorns and acts squirrelly. Nest after nest is destroyed until it’s up to Curly to provide shelter before they all become Squirrelsicles.
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 Sherry 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. There are openings in June, 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!
Sherry is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to spending some quality time outside with that giant ball of burning gas 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂