With whipped cream.
And a little cocoa sprinkled on top to look pretty.
Because look at all the happiness we have to share this morning!
First, through some unknown cosmic whirlijig (I just made that up because it sounds good and it looks good :)) I am being featured on 5 different blogs in the space of a week! Normally I am not that popular. I think this has to do with Phyllis :) Who wants you to remember what's coming next week and how exceptional she looks in her tiara, so here:
|This is me, Phyllis, wearing the tiara that the Grace Church preschoolers made me last year, and the scarf Aunt Leslie made me to match my first book. Kind of takes your breath away, don't it? :)|
Here's the run-down in case you're interested:
Yesterday (Tuesday Jan. 24): Clarbojahn's Blog: Part 2 of our interview and a giveaway of a hard cover copy of Punxsutawney Phyllis.
Today (Wed. Jan. 25): Sylvia Ramsey's Blog, Thoughtful Reflections. This one I'm not too familiar with. I wrote the interview for her at the beginning of September so it will be all new to me too! :)
Tomorrow (Thurs. Jan. 26): Corey Schwartz's Blog, Thing 1 and Thing 2. This one is all about where the idea for Phyllis came from and will be in two parts. I'm not sure yet when part 2 will be.
Friday Jan. 27: Leigh Covington's Blog. This one is a (brief!) interview with Phyllis herself! She emerged from her burrow just because she likes Leigh. There will be a giveaway of a hard cover copy of Punxsutawney Phyllis here too!
Sat. Jan. 28: Iza Trapani's Blog, In And Out Of My Studio. A chat with one of my favorite author/illustrators who may or may not be appearing on this blog soon (I could tell you, but then it wouldn't be a secret :)) There will be a giveaway of a hardcover copy of Punxsutawney Phyllis on this one, too!
I don't know Sylvia, but all the others are wonderful writers with great blogs. I hope you will do them the favor of a visit!
Next, you still have today to comment on Monday's Author/Illustrator Interview with Michael Garland for a chance at one of his books! If you haven't read the interview and commented yet, hop on over after you finish Would You Read It and leave your thoughts for today's participant.
Which brings me to today's participant, the lovely Christie whom you've already met thrice before - she's that prolific!
Here we go!
Working Title: Solomon's Raisin Farm
The Pitch: Last year, Solomon was finally old enough to help with the harvesting of the raisins, but it rained. This year, he prays for no rain so the crops won't get ruined and the family can make money at the festival. Will the rain hold off this year so Solomon can finally prove to his family that he really is old enough to help out?
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 Christie 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 the Would You Read It tab in the bar above. Pitches are currently queued through March 14, but there are lots of openings after that, so send your pitch for a chance to be read by editor Erin Molta!
Christie is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!
Please join us Friday for Perfect Picture Books! And the winner of the Michael Garland book giveaway!