Happy Would You Read It Wednesday, Everyone!
Do you know what day it is?
It is George R.R. Martin’s birthday! (I believe he’s 69.) Although I have yet to watch the HBO series, I am a fan of the whole Song of Ice and Fire and have read all the books published so far. So, speaking of Would You Read It, would you (or have you) read A Game of Thrones and its sequels? In my opinion, that is some good story-telling! (Except the 4th book… that one was a little slow and tough to get through…) I don’t envy George R.R. though, having to produce books 6 and 7! Talk about pressure! Yikes! The very idea makes me feel lightheaded! Luckily there’s a remedy for that… 🙂 (Which doubles as a celebratory confection we can honor George’s birthday with! 🙂 )
Since tomorrow is technically the first day of Autumn, and in my neck of the woods that seems to mean that Every Single Thing we eat for the next 8 weeks should involve pumpkin 🙂 how about Something Chocolate along the lines of Death By Chocolate Pumpkin
Death By Chocolate Pumpkin Bread
Oops! Careful! Don’t drool on your keyboard! 🙂
I’d like to take this opportunity to point out that this recipe is technically a “bread” not a “cake” and involves healthful vegetables (pumpkin and the nutritious cocoa bean! 🙂 ) and therefore qualifies as a Healthy Breakfast! So help yourselves to seconds… or thirds… think of all the vitamin A in there! 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Leonie who says, “Writing is my fun, I love putting pen to paper and watching a story unfold. I just know you’ll love my stories too! I live in Melbourne, Australia and work for a big company during the day and write early in the morning or late into the night. My husband, 3 daughters and I live in a Bayside community with our pooch, Jade – a German Short-haired Pointer. My love of reading started when I was a young girl and continued into my first job as a librarian. I now spend as much time as I can, reading and writing fiction.”
Find her on the web at
FB: Leonie Hearn Author
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: I’m Hungry Mummy
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 2-6)
The Pitch: I’m hungry, but so is Mommy… She pretends to ‘eat you all up’, but there are some problems I make her overcome first!
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 Leonie 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 could get your pitch up pretty soon for helpful feedback and have a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!
Leonie is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to going to Texas this weekend for the North Texas SCBWI Conference! Anyone going? Tell me in the comments and we’ll try to meet up! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂