Happy Wednesday, Everyone!
I know it’s technically not summer for another week, but it’s so close now you can taste it! Strawberries. Blueberries. Raspberries. Peaches. Chocolate. 🙂 (Okay. You got me. Chocolate is a year ’round delight 🙂 )
You probably all remember my “what can you put in a brownie” phase before Christmas, when I made peanut butter brownies, peppermint brownies, toffee brownies etc.
You’ll be shocked to learn I’ve got a new baking vehicle and it’s not even chocolate! I have discovered that you can put all kinds of things in banana bread and wow! is it yummy! Chocolate chips (obviously). Blueberries (totally amazing! – if you haven’t tried it whip out your loaf pans this instant!) And I’m seriously considering a version with peanut butter chips, or possibly some type of peanut butter swirl, although I haven’t tried that yet. I am also open to any other suggestions you folks have. Because at my house, bananas have to be an exact certain ripeness in order to be considered consumable. Too green, they have to wait. Too ripe, no one will touch them. There’s about a 5 minute window. Hence, I keep ending up with MANY overripe bananas. Luckily, I’m willing to do my part for the cause and bake banana bread 🙂
But it’s Wednesday, and we all know that Wednesday is for Something Chocolate! So Something Chocolate you shall have!
I don’t think we can go wrong with 3 ingredient Easy Oreo Truffles, do you? 🙂
Nom nom nom! 🙂
I thought not 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Sam whom you may remember from her recent winning pitch for The School Supplies Intensive Care Unit. Sam Altmann is a special education teacher who lives in Baltimore Maryland with her husband and two semi-cuddly chaos loving dogs. She is a sucker for soft serve ice cream, swimming in the ocean, and “quality” reality television.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Crab And Gull
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8 )
The Pitch: Gull wants Crab’s sandwich. Crab wants Gull to leave him and his sandwich alone. But when Gull goes missing, Crab’s treat just doesn’t taste as sweet. He packs up his food in search of Gull, and finds that sometimes cooking up a friendship a more important than cooking up a seaweed sandwich.
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 Sam 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 October, so you’ve got a little time to tweak your pitch to perfection and then get it up for some helpful feedback and a chance to have it read by editor Erin Molta!
Sam is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to adding to my Week In Wildlife photo collection (it’s been quite a week! – if we all had more time I would have shared it and shown you, among other things, the giant black rat snake I nearly trod upon whilst out marching about in the wilderness!)
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂