I hope you all had festive 4th of July Weekends and that your summers are all off to a lovely start!
I always think I’m going to get tons of things done in the summer. I’m not really sure why, because it’s never happened yet 🙂 But there’s something about that long stretch of summer days that makes me feel like there’s room to accomplish soooo much…! And who knows? I’ve certainly got a list as long as my arm of things I want to do. This COULD be the summer I get a lot done….(with a little luck and a following wind…) …or not… 🙂
Let’s have a little Something Chocolate to start the day off right, shall we? I discovered this thing of beauty and thought it would be just perfect!
Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake
So perfect and summer-y-strawberry-y and chocolate-y! YUM!!!
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Susan whom you’ll remember from her May and June pitches for Room For Olives and Bossy Bird. 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: Thanksgiving Delivery
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-8)
The Pitch: As Thanksgiving approaches, Lennie is determined to save the turkeys from their dinner fate. After the turkey slim down plan falls short, Lennie discovers that that perseverance and imagination will spark his greatest idea, dinner delivery. Lennie will race against time to turn the others into great chefs before they become Thanksgiving dinner.
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 October, so you have a little time to polish your pitch before putting it up for helpful feedback 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 tackling that to-do list… or possibly sitting on the back porch with a glass of iced tea and a good book… 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂