Would you look at that?
It’s Would You Read It Wednesday again already!
I apologize in advance for horn-tooting, but there is great excitement in the Land of Hill because look what happened yesterday!
WHEN YOUR LION NEEDS A BATH made the Parents Magazine Best Children’s Books of 2017 List!!!
Such an honor and a thrill!!!
Okay. Thank you for indulging me! Horn-tooting over 🙂
Onto today’s REAL business. First, I’m happy to announce the winner of the June/July Pitch Pick, and that is Jenny with her PB pitch for Little Medusa’s Hair Do-Lemma!
Woo hoo! Congratulations, Jenny! Your pitch has been sent to editor Erin Molta for her comments!
And congratulations to our other brave pitchers who stepped up and put their work out for everyone to see and comment on! It’s not easy! All of us recognize that and applaud you for doing all you can to hone your craft and letting us learn with you! I hope it was helpful to you even if you didn’t get Erin to read and comment!
Due to the above-mentioned celebratory announcement, I think we need Something Chocolate that is very decadent! How about this delightful-looking chocolate mousse cake? Look ma, no eggs!
Eggless Chocolate Mousse Cake
Yum Yum Yummy Yum Yum if I do say so! 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Corine. Corine loves to write stories and haiku poetry. When she is not writing she may be found adopting another street dog, tending to her farm animals, or walking with friends. She studied Business and Interior Design (in a previous life) and is now exploring her passion for writing.
Find her on the web at http://www.bicadeideias.com
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Puffin That Couldn’t Fly
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 5-8)
The Pitch: When Paolo the penguin adopts a friendly puffin colony he doesn’t understand why he can´t fly like his friends—until he follows his gut into the deep sea where his flippers lead him to his family and true identity.
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 Corine 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 November, 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!
Corine is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to the Warwick Children’s Book Festival this weekend where I will be on Saturday along with my friends and fellow children’s authors Iza Trapani, Nancy Furstinger, Karen Orloff, and many others! Please come join us! We’d LOVE to see you!!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂