Good morning, dearies!
I hope you are all having a lovely week so far!
I have aged this week. I’m a whole year older! Funny how that happens in the space of one day!
I was at a school visit on Monday and the kids asked me how old I was. I said, “Guess!” They guessed 99! I think I look pretty well-preserved for 99. I don’t even dye my hair! 🙂
So now, I am unexpectedly off on an unplanned whirlwind trip to Boston. That is how things are when you have 5 kids. So I’m leaving you unsupervised to play Would You Read It. I will bribe you into managing yourselves with Something Chocolate 🙂 How does Hot Fudge Sundae Cake sound?
Mmmmmmm!!!!!! It sounds pretty good to me! Looks pretty good too!
So here is today’s pitch which comes to us from Gabi who says, “I currently live in Oregon with my husband, two kids, one dog, and one dog-like cat. I am a member of SCBWI and the 12 x 12 picture book challenge. You can check out my blog about writing for children at https://writingtoconnect.wordpress.com/.”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: A Worthy Captain Was She
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Fans of Crankenstein and The Princess and the Pony will appreciate A WORTHY CAPTAIN WAS SHE—a quirky celebration of friendship and reconsidering rules, as needed.
Captain Sea Lion stuck firm to her rulebook. Rule number one: a worthy captain never turns back. Danger befalls hearties who do! But when a stubborn pelican challenges Captain’s number one rule, she must face her own stubbornness and choose empathy over fear.
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 Gabi 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 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!
Gabi is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to seeing #4 – the reason for the Boston trip – and then to getting home because that is a lot of driving in one day! Luckily, I have Audible. Has anyone read Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch? I’m thinking of trying it for the drive….
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂 And be good to each other in my absence – share the Hot Fudge Sundae Cake nicely 🙂