Would You Read It Wednesday #362 – The Wind Keeper (PB)

Hello, Everyone!!!

Welcome back!

What a summer it has been!

Crazy and busy with family matters of various kinds, both good and not so good, bridal shower and wedding plans, and a new puppy!

The puppy, as it turns out, is a full time job.  I’ve had puppies before – 4 others, actually – and  I know what kind of work is involved, but this one is in a category by herself.  A rescue who was feral for her first 4+ months, she clearly had some traumatic experiences that have left her terrified of people.  So, she’s a work in progress but a nice new friend for me and Scout 😊

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As we gear up for the new school year of blogging, I have a question for you.

How does everyone feel about the current weekly features – Tuesday Debut, Would You Read It Wednesday, and Perfect Picture Book Friday?  I find I have a lot of openings – Would You Read It in particular is forlornly unsubscribed at the moment.  After today, I don’t have anyone signed up for the fall.  And there are quite a few openings in Tuesday Debut as well.

If everyone wants to continue these features, great!  Please feel free to sign up!

If everyone is tired of these features and longs for something new, please let me know!  I’m happy to try new things and I want to provide what is most useful to you.  If you have ideas for something you’d like to see instead of what is currently on offer (because I know WYRI and PPBF are long-running features and maybe you don’t find them so interesting anymore. . .) speak right up! 😊 I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

In order to aid your thinking on the matter, how about Something Chocolate?

Mint Chocolate Chip Frozen Dessert

Screen Shot 2020-09-15 at 6.40.01 PMRecipe HERE at Sweet Spicy Kitchen

I think Oreo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake is a nice mix of summery and chocolate-y goodness 😊

Plus, it has mint, which is a kind of vegetable, so it is technically very healthful 😊

Dig in!

Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Lindsey. Lindsey is a writer of short stories and children’s picture books. She lives in Southwest Missouri with her husband, daughter, two dachshunds, and six chickens. When not writing, you can find her canoeing, camping, or lounging with her hound dogs.

Find her on the web at:
Twitter: @lindseybhobson
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lindseybhobson

Here is her pitch:

Working Title: The Wind Keeper

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

The Pitch: On Jenny’s eighth birthday, Papa tells her that she comes from a long line of Wind Keepers. Together they harness the power of the wind to change the seasons and send kites flying high. But when Papa suddenly passes away, her world becomes still. Jenny must find the strength to overcome her grief and bring the wind back to the valley.

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 Lindsey 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 starting next week!, so you could get your pitch up very soon for helpful feedback and a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta!

Lindsey is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!  I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the blog features here and what you’d like to see!

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!!  So glad to see you all again!!! 😊