Happy Wednesday, Everyone! And Happy June!
I have to confess, it’s turning out to be one of those weeks… so no dilly-dallying today! Let’s get right to the good stuff, shall we?
First (of course first!) Something Chocolate!
I don’t know about you, but here in my neck of the woods, even though it is not yet June 21, it is technically summer since Memorial Day has come and gone. Summer means S’mores… and one of our kids was out making them last night, so obviously I have S’mores on the brain 🙂 Therefore, you can guess what’s coming… 🙂
S’mores Fudge Bars!!!
I ask you, does it get any better? YUM! 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Susan whom you may remember from last month with her pitch for Room For Olives. Susan Schade is a writer from Gilbert, AZ where she lives with her husband, three young sons and their corgy/jack Russell rescue dog, Jedi. Originally from Madison, WI, she cheers on the Packers and the Badgers, loves movie nights with her family, and enjoys reading as much as writing.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Bossy Bird
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-8 )
The Pitch: Bossy Bird is the largest, loudest and bossiest bird of the bunch. When the fed up flock sends him away, they lose their lookout and leave themselves open to the hungry neighborhood cat. With danger crouching around the corner, Bossy Bird will discover that being the boss is not as important as being a friend and the others will learn that getting along is part of being a team.
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 Susan 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 (YES JUNE – you heard that correctly!!!), so you could get your pitch up for some helpful feedback practically next week, and have a chance to have it read by editor Erin Molta!
Susan is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to Saturday when I will get to go to a writing conference where, in addition to all the amazing and wonderful things about writing conferences, Gail Carson Levine ( you know, Ella Enchanted?!!) will be speaking! How awesome is that?
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂