Golly, what a lovely day was yesterday! So many wonderful people took the time to share my little MOON book on FB and Instagram, post their own photos and like and share mine and others. I hope the book took off like a rocket 🚀 😊
Here’s a little slideshow of posts (which I just this second discovered you could do on a WordPress post!!! How fun is that?) 😊
I’m sure I drove everyone nuts with my photos and videos and slideshows – I sincerely apologize! – but it’s not every day you get to launch a book in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing! You are all kind to indulge me! 💕
This weekend, MOON’S FIRST FRIENDS will be featured at Saturday Story Time in Barnes & Noble nationwide, and you can purchase the book for $7.99 if you buy another kids’ book as well. I will be reading at B&N Poughkeepsie, so if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by!!!
Okay. Blahblahblah enough about me and my book!
Let’s celebrate with Something Chocolate, shall we? You’ve certainly earned it after listening to all that MOON talk! I don’t think we can go wrong with this!
MOON PIES!!! 😊😊😊
⭐️🌜 Moon Pies 🌛 ⭐️
Sorry 🤣 I couldn’t help myself! But they do look delicious, don’t they? Dig in!
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Deborah who says, “I am a mother, author, and architectural drafter from Iowa. This is my first time submitting a pitch to you. Here is a link to my author website: http://deborahclaytonbooks.com/”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Farmer Jo And The Chicken Coop Calamity
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Farmer Jo will do anything to keep her chickens happy including building an egg-stravagant chicken coop, but when word spreads about the new hen house and her flock grows, everything comes crashing down.
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 Deborah 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 September, 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! (But no harm in saving your space now!)
Deborah is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to reading at Story Time on Saturday! And hopefully getting to attend the second half of the Children’s Writers Of The Hudson Valley Annual Conference afterwards!!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂