Would You Read It Wednesday #281 – Curious Cassandra (PB)

Good morning, my friends!

I am waiting.

Yesterday, it snowed.

I am not making this up.

Huge flakes, so big you could see their crystalline construction.

Lazy, insolent flakes, just daring you to point out they had no business at this time of year making themselves at home on decks and porch railings, tree branches, swing sets and mailboxes, piling up like feathers after a pillow fight on every available surface.

Excuse me.

Did someone forget to mention it’s April?!

So I am waiting.

Waiting for sunshine.

Waiting for the temperature to get above 40 for more than 14 seconds at the warmest part of the day.

Waiting until the dogs and I can walk on Blueberry Hill and see the trees budding and the flowers blossoming, hear the peepers and the red-winged blackbirds in the marshy areas, wear shorts and a t-shirt and not be cold (well, the dogs don’t care about shorts and a t-shirt… 🙂 ), smell the sun warming the earth, trying to be patient…

…waiting for spring.

And I think I speak for all of us when I say nothing is better whilst waiting for spring than Something Chocolate!  Unless maybe it’s Something Chocolate that is also Something Coffee altogether in one mouthful 🙂  In case any of you are also waiting for spring, can I offer you some chocolate espresso layer cake?!

Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake


Recipe HERE at Pip & Ebby

Mmm-mmm-good!  I feel like I shored up a whole slice of patience!  I may be able to wait until this afternoon for spring to arrive! 🙂

Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Candace who usually sits in a comfy chair, with a cup of tea and something chocolate, while she reads and writes about things that make her curious.

Find her on the web at:


Here is her pitch:

Working Title: Curious Cassandra

Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-7)

The Pitch:  Cassandra is a curious girl. She opens drawers, looks under beds, and rummages in boxes. The tall fence surrounding her neighbor’s garden makes her the most curious. She can’t see over it, under it, or through it, no matter how she tries.

She overhears her mother talking about the plants Mrs Fulton is growing – turtle’s heads, fox’s gloves, and lamb’s ears.  These are plants she must see for herself. Cassandra sits down, at her desk, and draws up some plans for getting into Mrs Fulton’s garden.

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 Candace 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 April, 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!

Candace is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!  I am looking forward to daffodils 🙂

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂