(That’s turkey for good morning and holy wow don’t we all have a lot to do today!)
I realize it’s the day before Thanksgiving and we’re probably all up to our ears in cleaning the house and fetching loved ones from the airport and baking and arranging flowers and whatnot!
So I will not take up an iota of extra time from you today!
Quick! Something Chocolate! And Thanksgiving-y! (And seriously, is there ANYTHING you can’t make out of an Oreo?! Plus, is there any flavor that Oreo doesn’t make…? They’ve gotten a little out of control! But I digress…! 🙂 )
Oreo Cookie Turkeys
Chocolate Fudge Turkeys
I thought you might enjoy some chocolate in the shape of turkeys… plus they’re fun recipes you can do with the kids 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Leonie, whom you will remember from her recent pitches for I’m Hungry Mummy and The Magician’s Apprentice in September and October. Leonie 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
Face Book: Leonie Hearn Author
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Sara Stole My Hiccups
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Tommy has a problem and Sara is here to help! Follow these two friends on their journey to solve Tommy’s problem – with a twist.
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 January, so you have time to polish your pitch before putting it up for helpful feedback and 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 seeing 3/5 of my kids tomorrow, and 4/5 on Friday! (The last one will have to wait as he is in another country… but maybe we can Skype him in 🙂 )
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! And Happy Thanksgiving!!! 🙂