Howdy folks! Can you believe tomorrow is June???!!!
April showers bring May flowers… what do May flowers bring? (And don’t say “pilgrims”! 🙂 ) I’m serious… are May flowers supposed to bring something June? Maybe June bugs? (About which my mother has a dreadful story concerning what her aunt used to do to them which I will not share at this hour of the morning!) 🙂 Up on Blueberry Hill I’m afraid the answer is deer flies, but that doesn’t sound very nice! We also get lovely things like this:
I think everyone should say in the comments what they think May flowers bring for June! Who knows? There could be a story in that…!
Anyway, let’s see May out in style with Something Chocolate! How about Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies today?
Mmm mmm good!!! Perfect with a nice hot cup of coffee (or a nice cold cup of iced coffee if you happen to live somewhere where the weather is seasonable – as opposed to here where, with the exception of 2 90 degree days, we’re still keeping an eye out for frost! 🙂 )
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Cortney. Cortney Benvenuto is a picture book writer and illustrator living with her family in Portland, Oregon. She is an active member of SCBWI and 12×12 and loves reading, writing, and illustrating.
Find her on the web at:
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Olive Hills
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Elle, a little girl struggling with ways to remember her beloved grandma chances upon Olive, a forgetful brontosaurus in search of something she cannot recall. Together the two set out to retrace their fading steps in hopes to relive their memories before the oncoming storm washes them away. As they comfort each other in this poignant, sweet journey of love, loss, and remembrance they discover, sometimes you have to let go to find what you’re looking for.
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 Cortney 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 could get your pitch up pretty soon for helpful feedback and a chance to have it read by editor Erin Molta!
Cortney is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to the New Jersey SCBWI conference this weekend! Anyone else going?
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂