I would like to announce that at long last the apple tree in my yard has blossomed!
Aren’t apple blossoms just so beautiful?!
And… while we’re totally not on the subject… 🙂 I know it’s early and you might not have shaken off the cobwebs yet, but I have a question for you.
(And this is an actual question, not a riddle, because I don’t know the answer, which is why I’m asking 🙂 )
What’s red like a fox but shaped like a groundhog?
Because I spotted a critter fitting this description and I have no idea what it might be!
I’d guess a red panda, but I’m pretty sure they don’t hang out in the wilds of Blueberry Hill 🙂
The only other hints I have to offer are that it looked like it might be nibbling on leaves… but it may have just bumped them in its hurry to escape my prying eyes… and it disappeared into an opening in some rocks.
Maybe it was a rotund little baby fox… 🙂
A mini mystery for the day… and maybe a good spark for a story 🙂
While we mull over the identity of my mysterious visitor, let’s have Something Chocolate, shall we? How about some Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Cake!
Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Cake
Mmm mmm good! If that doesn’t say “breakfast”, I don’t know what does! 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Jennifer who is a part time nurse, full time mom of three (four if you count the dog), wife, avid reader, blogger and picture book writer of the pre-published variety. She’s dreamed of seeing her words in print for as long as she can remember (and feels blessed to have made it this far.) You can find her at her blog, Magnolias & Manuscripts (http://magnoliasandmanuscripts.wordpress.com/blog) where she’s capturing her writing journey and asking questions to authors far more successful than she. If she’s not there, she’s probably somewhere jotting down ideas, playing with her kids or chasing the big goofy dog, always with a cup of coffee in hand.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: The Day Without Y
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: As the youngest of a big family, Y struggles to find her place: the Consonants are crowded and the Vowels only let her hang around sometimes. Tired of being ignored, she decides to pretend she’s like the other Letters, but chaos and confusion set in as Y’s family tries to make sense without her.
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 Jennifer 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 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!
Jennifer is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to The Millbrook Literary Festival this Saturday! Iza Trapani, Karen Orloff, Nancy Furstinger, Tania Guarino, Michael Garland, Jenna Grodzicki, Steven Petruccio, and many others will be there too, so you should all come!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂