October 3, 2011

Who Will It Be? - Pitch Pick #2!

Good Morning, Everyone :)  As I hope you have all figured out by now, Mondays are all kinds of fun around here!  In case you were feeling just a little bit blah at the prospect of a new work week beginning, let me pass you the chocolate donuts (this is technically - technically -  part of the Would You Read It series, so Something Chocolate is called for)
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... and a nice cup of coffee...
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Do you care for milk?
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Ahhh!  That's better!  Nothing like a little pick-me-up :)

And that's only the beginning, my friends!  Lest it may have gotten lost in the Monday morning brain fog, let me remind you that it's time for Pitch Pick #2 for September!

Gosh!  Are you OK?  I didn't mean to make you fall out of your chair with excitement!  Steady now :)

Okay.  Bite of donut.  Sip of coffee.  And let's review this month's contenders:

1.  Kimberly

Working Title:  Surfacing In Clouds
Age/Genre:  YA
The Pitch:  Rigo and Esteban struggle to survive in a land without electricity, but when they set out to reach a world consumed by technology their friendship is ripped at the seams. This story chronicles the remarkable resilience of human nature in the face of losing what was once taken for granted: silence, privacy, and a connection with nature.

2.  Saul

Title:  A Lesson My Cat Taught Me
Age/Genre:  Early Reader
The Pitch:  Can your child learn to accept others for who they are and not what they are from a one-eyed cat?  Read the book to find out.

3.  Catherine

Working Title:  The Fairy Wood
Age/Genre:  MG
The Pitch:  Annabel gets distracted by flowers and fairies and cannot find her family in the woods, but the mystery of the disappearing flowers distracts her even more.  Annabel has no idea how close her family really are or who to trust.

4.  Aimee

TITLE: Listen to Me
GENRE: YA Contemporary with a dash of Magical Realism (target age 13-17, but I hope for crossover appeal)
PITCH: Stacy can talk to herself-in-twelve-years - but will the impossible relationship with Older Me help her navigate the high school rites of bullying and unrequited love, or just fuel her destructive self-loathing?

So.  Who do you think it should be?  Which of our 4 awesome pitchers deserves to have her/his pitch sent to editor Erin Molta for her invaluable critique?

On your mark... Get set... VOTE!!!!!

In the interest of keeping things moving along, the polls will close at 11:59 PM (EST or EDT here we go with that again!) Thursday October 6, so that the winner can be announced Friday October 7.  Please get your votes in ASAP!
This is so exciting!  I love announcing winners!
And don't forget to come back Wednesday for Carla, our first Would You Read It contender for October!



  1. Delicious doughnut and wonderful coffee. What a great way to start the morning. Got in my vote :-)

  2. Angela - so glad you enjoyed the coffee and donuts (I slaved over a hot stove :)) and thank you for voting! You were the first!

  3. I'll decline the coffee, but I will take one of those donuts. :)

    Just voted and can't wait to see the results!

  4. Janet - I am a poor hostess - should I have offered tea? Hot chocolate? But I'm glad you like the donut :) Thanks for voting! I can't wait to see how it turns out either!!

  5. I think I've finally realized I can no longer eat donuts with impunity, even virtual donuts. But I'll have a cuppa Jo!

  6. Gail - I can't actually remember the last time I ate a donut :) But I like the idea of being able to!

  7. It's evening and normally I drink decaf after midday, but i have been tempted to join you :)

  8. Virtual donuts are the safest :)
    Got my vote in!

  9. Joanna - I don't want to be responsible for keeping you up all night! Stick with the decaf :)

    Coleen - alas - sad but true :)

    Thank you both for voting!

  10. Thanks for the donut and coffee, I think it's time for a real one right about now :)


  11. Catherine - thanks for voting! And yes, I'm about ready for round 2 of donuts and coffee :)

  12. I love your creative and fun post. I voted!

  13. Glad you enjoyed it, Natasha! Thanks for voting :)

  14. What a great feature on your blog. And it's a great opportunity for newer authors to get noticed. Thanks for offering it.

  15. I used to eat one of those donuts every Saturday for Saturday morning cartoons! Now I'm craving one :)

  16. Wow, everyone has chocolate goodies on their post today. :)

    I'm gaining ten pounds just by reading them. :(

  17. Randy - I'm so glad you're enjoying it! I'm waiting for a post from you :)

    Kim - you can dunk it in your nightly bowl of cereal :)

    Stina - all you need to burn off that virtual donut is some virtual exercise. Run, bike, swim, step aerobics, weight lifting, soccer, frisbee, and vacuum! There - now the chocolate goodies are all burned off and your rugs are clean :)

  18. Coffee and a donut! You've made my day.

    These were great pitches. It was hard to decide. Can't wait to see who the winner is.

  19. Oooh - doughnuts! You're making me hungry.

    These pitch contests are great!

  20. Abby - I can't wait to see either! You have no idea how close a race it is!

    Andrea - so glad you're enjoying the pitch contests. I'm sorry yours didn't win last time :( Maybe you should send another :)

  21. Where would we be without that steaming cup of java? I VOTED!

  22. Hi Susanna, Are we having a Thanksgiving theme this Friday? (Harvest or Turkeys) :)

  23. I've just cast my vote, but it was a hard call!

  24. Clara, Catherine and Michelle - thanks for voting!

    And Michelle - I know, right?!

  25. Yep, I'm with Michelle. It was a very decision, but I'm happy with my vote.

    Mmm, donuts. :-)


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