Because, in case you were wondering, it is the crack of dawn. Actually, technically, it's before the crack of dawn since sunrise will not occur until 6:55 AM this morning according to the national weather service which may or may not have anything to do with reality. But in either case, it's dark and it's early and the coffee is still brewing so read on at your own peril :)
To begin with, a sneak peek at how the votes in the Pitch Pick are shaping up. I don't know how this works out, but there always seem to be two contestants who are neck-in-neck. Therefore, I implore you to get thee to the polls and cast your vote! We really cannot have a tie, because that would be imposing on Erin's good will. So please, take your pick!
Next up, a quick mention of this week's theme for Friday's Fun Foto Fextravaganza: HARVEST So sorry I forgot to mention that on Monday (OK, truth time - Catherine and I didn't think it up until Tuesday, so there was no chance it could have been mentioned Monday), but hopefully you'll still have time to dig up a 0-12 year-old-friendly photo that says "HARVEST" to you in capital letters.
And now, the reason you turned on your computer this morning, DUN-DUN, DUN-DUN... It's time for Would You Read It!!!
This week's pitch comes to us from Carla, a writer, mother, teacher, scientist and explorer who has climbed the Great Wall of China and run a marathon (not at the same time...) Click on her name to check out her awesome blog.
Working Title: Witches Don't Dance
Age/Genre: Picture Book
The Pitch: What happens when witches dance? Little Linda knows it can get messy, but she also thinks it might just be the witches' only chance to save their Halloween Party.
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 Carla 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.)