Can you believe it’s March 1???
How did that happen already?!
I, for one, am tickled pink about it even if I have little to show for January and February 🙂 Because if today is March 1, that means spring is right around the corner and I am a HUGE fan of spring 🙂
I had this clever plan that I was going to start my newsletter on March 1 but, well, here we are and I haven’t figured out the whole MailChimp newsletter thing yet so… maybe by April? I need a clone so I can do twice as much work in half the time! Although actually, not a clone – I need the other version of myself to be WAY savvier at technology! 🙂 Among other things! 🙂
I don’t need a clone to enjoy chocolate, however, so let’s do that, shall we? Grab your spoons and dive into this Something Chocolate – a thing of true beauty!
Chocolate Brownie And Mousse Trifle
Ah! That’s trifle the way it should be!!! YUMMMM!!!
Now then, if you can all bestir yourselves from the chocolate coma that scrumptious breakfast probably pulled you into, let’s have a look at today’s pitch which comes to us from Robin, whom you will remember from January with her pitch for No More Turnips! Robin leads the children’s departments of Midwestern public libraries providing reference and literacy foundations to the smallest patrons and supporting their parents. Mid life, she was called to ordained ministry as a parish pastor. She continues to read to children as a volunteer in developing countries and writes stories to read and read again! Robin is represented by Cyle Young of Hartline Literary Agency.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Lizards Got Talent
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: It’s Talent Show time at the Academy of Flickcraft and Lizardry! The geckos and skinks polish their acts in the rain forest, except for Chameleon whose talent is…nothing. (In a very colorful way!)
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 Robin 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 February, 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!
Robin is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to figuring out that MailChimp newsletter thing…eventually! And of course I am looking forward to spring which is now, technically, only 19 days away! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂