Would You Read It Wednesday #251 – Follow In My Footsteps (PB)

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, would you be mine? Could you be mine?

Oh!  Sorry!

Didn’t mean to terrify you first thing in the morning with my singing! 🙂

But Mr. Rogers’s song leapt to mind because I DO have new neighbors!  They just moved in a couple of houses down the road!

Would you like to meet them?

“Looooooook!” (she cooed in her best isn’t-that-just-the-cutest-darned-thing-you-ever-saw voice)


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Two little 12-week-old sister puppies from a local shelter!  Are they so cute?  Really, everyone should have puppies available for those moments when you need a bit of cheering.  There’s nothing like those soft, cuddly, wriggling little bundles of ecstatic, warm-hearted, tail-wagging, face-licking joy.  They make any day better 🙂  Please feel free to say “Awwww!” and indulge your puppy lust by looking at these cuties as much as you want 🙂

And now, to make up for shocking you awake with my ear-splitting rendition of Mr. Rogers’s Neighborhood, let’s have Something Chocolate, shall we?  I think we’ll go simple, classic, deliciousness this morning with Fudgy Cocoa Brownies! (After all, cocoa is a breakfast item!)

Best Fudgy Cocoa Brownies


Recipe HERE at CafeDelites

These delicious dark chocolate breakfast morsels go perfectly with your breakfast beverage of choice – coffee, cappuccino, iced coffee, mochaccino, coffee, latte, coffee, milk, or coffee!

(Did I overdo stressing the breakfast appropriateness? 🙂 )

Mmmmmm!  Heavenly!

I think we can agree that all’s right with the world after puppies and fudgy brownie goodness! 🙂

Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Gabrielle who says, “Fledgling writer. Current member of 12 X 12, SCBWI and Maryland Writers Association.
Get a lot of my ideas from day to day life with my delightful 12 year old lacrosse and soccer player (and cello) who is helping me survive middle school!”

Find her on the web at:

“blog in progress”: https://gabrielle1956@wordpress.com
on facebook as Gabrielle Copeland Schoeffield


Here is her pitch:

Working Title: Follow In My Footsteps

Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)

The Pitch: When his dad is injured on a winter hike, Zach must find help. Without a cell phone or map, he worries he won’t find the way home in time until his father’s words echo in his head, “Just follow in my footsteps.”

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 Gabrielle 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 June, so you have a little time to polish your pitch before putting it up for helpful feedback and have a chance to have it read by editor Erin Molta!

Gabrielle is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!  I am looking forward to picking up # 4 from the airport (which is probably where I am while you’re reading this!) I am always happy to have my kiddos home even if it’s only for about 5 minutes! 🙂  And I’m not saying for sure, but it’s always possible the trip will involve a stop at Dunkin’.  These trips tend to.  After all, America runs on Dunkin’ and I am very patriotic when donuts are involved 🙂

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂