Hurray! It’s Would You Read It Wednesday! Seems like forever since we had one, what with the Halloweensie Contest running!
Before we get to today’s pitch, I’d like to announce that there’s a new addition to my little household! It is Princess Blue Kitty’s successor!
Apparently I have a favorite color 🙂
She is VERY beautiful! isn’t she? But she does not have a name yet… I will entertain suggestions from the peanut gallery if anyone has one 🙂 I’m pretty sure she’s a she, but I’ve only had her for about 24 hours, so I could be wrong 🙂 She is smaller than Princess Blue, and very zippy 🙂 but she also has tremendous presence.
I think we should celebrate with Something Chocolate, don’t you? How about some Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake? Look at that dense richness! And anything with the words “Belgian Chocolate” in it has to be decadent and delicious!
Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake
Plus it’s flourless and gluten-free, which makes it health food so we can have as much as we want guilt-free! Dig in, my friends! 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Ciara, whom you will remember from last month’s pitch for Drop The Dragon, who says, “I am a former teacher, mother of five, and corgi lover. I love puns. I might make them on an hourly basis. And I definitely think that there should be a job where one can be a personal shopper of picture books. That’s a thing, right?”
Find her on the web at ciaraoneal.weebly.com
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Flamingo Hugs Aren’t For Everyone
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 6-11)
The Pitch: An affectionate but clumsy flamingo doesn’t quite understand why her hugs are not well received by zoo patrons. But when she tries delightful disguises, daring dances, and fishy gifts, will she be able to garner the affectionate she so desperately desires?
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 Ciara 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 could start the new year out with a bang by getting your pitch up for helpful feedback and a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!
Ciara is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I literally can’t wait to post the Halloweensie Contest finalists tomorrow and see how the votes turn out!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂