I don’t know, folks!
The last two times I’ve posted, we’ve gotten slammed with snow!
Friday it resulted in several days of power outages and limping internet. Today, we’re supposed to get even more snow than last week – some say as much as 18 inches with thunder (Jem Dog hopes not! She does not like thunder, with or without snow!) – so if you don’t hear from me you’ll know the internet got wiped out again!
Or that I’ve taken myself off to somewhere warm and sunny and stopped posting for a while to protect the east coast from further storms. It’s important that I use my power for good 🙂
But you know the weather clan – they do like to get all dramatic about storms. So maybe it will be a tempest in a teapot and all we’ll get is a dusting 🙂
I guess we’ll see…
Meanwhile, what better way to greet a snowy day than with Something Chocolate? Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake is looking pretty good…!
Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake
Mmmm! Lucious! Chocolate and coffee in one! What could be more delicious?!
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Pat who says, “I read my way through my childhood and teenage years, specializing in books on rabbits (although there are no rabbits in any book I’ve written since). I once worked on a public art project that became a Crimestoppers crime of the week. You can get more details by visiting my website (see below). My main character has been writing a blog (also see below) , which has been way fun, but it can be hard to stop talking like a pirate, ARRRR.”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Baba Yaga’s Arrful Day
Age/Genre: Chapter Book (ages 7-10)
The Pitch: When her magic stops working and a shipload of bad things happen, pirate-talking witch Baba Yaga has to think outside the wand if she’s going to turn this arrful day into a chest full of gold doubloons.
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 Pat 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 March, 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!
Pat is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am STILL looking forward to Spring, even though the weather seems to have other plans!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂 Stay warm and safe!