So glad you could make it 🙂
Actually, I’m glad I could make it! I’ve been so busy this week I almost forgot it was Wednesday!
I am busy planning the launch of WHEN YOUR LION NEEDS A BATH, WHEN YOUR ELEPHANT HAS THE SNIFFLES and THE ROAD THAT TRUCKS BUILT. A fun-filled blog tour is in the making and I hope you’ll all join the high jinx and shenanigans!
But for now, it’s a regular Wednesday so let’s jump right in, shall we?
First of all, the winner of the May Pitch Pick was Cortney with her PB pitch for Olive Hills! Congratulations, Cortney! Your pitch is on its way to editor Erin Molta for her thoughts!!!
Congratulations also to our other pitchers who worked hard to write and revise their pitches and bravely put them up for all of us to learn from. I hope it was a helpful experience. And I have to say, this particular group had about the closest voting results I’ve ever seen on WYRI, so you must all have done an unusually good job!!!
Since summer is officially here, and cherries are in season and go so well with chocolate, how about some Triple Chocolate Cherry Cake for our Something Chocolate this morning?
TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKE
Delicious AND nutritious!!! (I mean, it has cherries in it! That’s fruit! 🙂 )
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Jenny who says, “I graduated from Making Picture Book Magic in 2015 with an advanced degree in Kidlit and honors in Chocolate Appreciation. I’m an active participant in the 12 x 12 community and a member of SCBWI. While I regularly write non-fiction for Cricket Media, I’m chasing the dream of becoming a published picture book author. Every line, every draft, is one step closer to success!”
Find her on Twitter @Yangmommy
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Little Medusa’s Hair Do-Lemma
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-6)
The Pitch: Little Medusa loves everything about snakes–just as long as they’re not slithering and sliding through her hair! She’s tangled up in knots trying to follow tradition. Using her imagination and heart, Little Medusa tries her best to please her family, her snake and herself.
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 Jenny 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 July, so you could get your pitch up pretty soon for helpful feedback and a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!
Jenny is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to continuing work on the upcoming blog tour because I want it to be really special for you all!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂