I realize it may not last. It is only March, and this kind of weather usually doesn't arrive until late April... or late May... ! But boy is it nice while it's here!
Before we get to our Would You Read It pitch for today, we have a couple little items of business.
First, that rascally groundhog Phyllis is in Philadelphia with our friend Erik! Please hop over and check out his post on Phyllis's visit to the City of Brotherly Love HERE :)
If you didn't get to see her visit to The Land of Living Skies, please check Beth's post HERE. (It's not every day you get to see a groundhog in a Mountie's hat, and you will love the deal she and Beth struck!)
Tomorrow (Thursday) we will get to hear all about her visit to Nice, France with Joanna, so be sure to check HERE! As well as her visit with Penny in Abilene, TX (I think there's going to be video footage in this one!) which you can see HERE!
Anyone who wants to browse or catch up, check out Phyllis's World Tour Page on the tab above or click HERE.
I just have to say, I hope you all are having as much fun with Phyllis's tour as I am. When I came up with this wacky idea, I never dreamed that everyone would be so incredibly enthusiastic and creative and wonderful! You have all done such an amazing job, and every time I think you can't be any more awesome, you are! So thank you to everyone who is hosting and posting Phyllis, and to everyone who is reading and commenting and lending their support in other ways. This tour is only what it is because of you!
Now then, this seems like the perfect moment to announce the winner of Iza's book. I must say, there were some very entertaining poems in Monday's comments! Some of them were more entertaining then they were intended to be (Penny!) and we all had a good laugh :)
Everyone who submitted 4 rhyming lines about a bear by 5 PM EDT yesterday had their name fed to random.org. And the winner of the brand new, hot off the presses, hard cover, signed copy of The Bear Went Over The Mountain, written and illustrated by the fabulous Iza Trapani is............
TERI!!! (Who has amazing luck with random.org - I believe she won a book giveaway last year too!)
Congratulations, Teri! Lucky you :) I hope you enjoy the book. Please email me and let me know your address and how you'd like the book signed so I can pass the info along to Iza!
And now, the other moment you've all been waiting for, today's pitch!
Today's pitch comes to us from Rebecca, a talented young writer who loves her pony and her friends and who, at 14, is the youngest person to participate in Would You Read It so far. She does not have a blog or a website (yet!:)) so you'll just have to visit with her here. Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Everett
Age/Genre: YA Paranormal
The Pitch: Ever since Bria Stone was a little girl, she has had nightmares about shadow-like monsters who claim they're coming to get her. At age six, Bria had another dream, in which a man with glowing skin told her the monsters are real. When Bria encounters this man - who claims his last name is Everett and that he has no first name - in real life after her nineteenth birthday party, she starts to wonder: if good dreams can come true, does that mean the bad ones can too?
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 Rebecca 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. Go ahead and send your pitch for a chance for it to be read by editor Erin Molta!
Rebecca is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!
And I am really looking forward to hearing about what Phyllis got up to in France, and Texas! Stay tuned...!