Happy New Year, Everyone!
And welcome back to the wonderful world of writing for kids, reading with kids, reading to improve our writing skills, and writing to improve kids’ reading experience!
I hope everyone’s holidays were warm and happy and restorative (although I know for a lot of us getting back to work feels like a rest after the holidays! 🙂 )
I am not quite fully back into regular work mode because I still have one little Hill at home… but I’m getting there…!
I’m pretty sure Something Chocolate would help us ALL get back in gear, don’t you think?
Let’s start the new year off healthy with some Triple Chocolate Brownie Cake for everybody!!! 🙂
Triple Chocolate Brownie Cake
Mmmmmm!! Scrumptious!!! 🙂
I feel more
like a nap energized already, don’t you? 🙂
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Aileen. Besides writing, Aileen Stewart spends her days reading, attending Library Board of Trustee meetings, managing the local farmers’ market, taking pictures, cooking, tending to the needs of her family, and herding three cats which is just as difficult as it sounds!
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Professor Steed And The Elusive Thieves
Age/Genre: Chapter Book (ages 8-12)
The Pitch: When solving a rash of burglaries leaves everyone in in Collarsville at a loss, dedicated hound, John Steed, uses both his undercover skills gained by working for B.O.N.E. and his position as a professor at Hound Academy to sniff out the thieves and recover the stolen goods.
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 Aileen 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 February, 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!
Aileen is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to
my nap some extremely productive work time today 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂