As y'all know, I am frantically trying to prepare for the SCBWI conference this weekend - finishing critiques and preparing my presentation - and the upside of this is that I have no time to talk your ears off! So enjoy this remarkably short post for WYRI!
Today for our Something Chocolate our pitcher requested something dark chocolate and minty - which sounded delicious - so I was happy to comply. Of course, then I couldn't decide between two luscious-looking options, so we have an elegant and crisp mint chocolate bark
a soft cake with creamy mint filling for those who prefer something in that department.
I, of course, will have some of each :) and I encourage you all to do so as well :) It's important to keep up our strength, after all!
Today's pitch comes to us from Kimberly who says, "I keep pretty busy working at my local public library, owning a costume shop/balloon store, and working as a professional clown. Therefore it's sometimes hard to find time for writing! But it's my goal to focus on it more now which I'm doing by having participated in PiBoIdMo and 12x12 as well as being a member of SCBWI. I previously had 2 YA pieces e-published though my e-publisher has since closed.
I look forward to any comments or suggestions others have to share!"
I can be found on Facebook as Kimberly Sprinkles Cowger
Working Title: Sprinkles Goes To School
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: The first day of Kindergarten is intimidating for everyone, especially if you’re a clown. Sprinkles the Clown tries to fit in with her new classmates but when her juggling act for show-and-tell goes wrong all the kids laugh at her, in a way that even clowns don’t like to be laughed at. When a storm rolls in scaring all the students, Sprinkles puts her own fears aside and uses one of her true clowning skills to try and save the day!
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 Kimberly 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.)
Kimberly is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to getting all this work finished so I can stop worrying about getting all this work finished and come catch up with you all!
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone! :)