May 20, 2015

Would You Read It Wednesday #175 - When You Best Friend Wants To Be Your Girlfriend and Other Horror Stories (MG)

Woo hoo!

It's Would You Read It Wednesday!

I am floundering through this week of mad activity, so watch how fast I get to the point!

First, Something Chocolate!  (Because what would Wednesday be without Something Chocolate?!)  And check this out - I went all health food on you!  The berry-to-chocolate ratio looks like it might be in the berries' favor!


Next, the reason we're all here today: the pitch!

Today's pitch comes to us from Kirk who is the Ringmaster of Kraft Three-Ring Circus which includes his beautiful wife, Patty, four kids aged 6-12 and a silly German Shepherd, Blitz. In all his spare time, not spent managing this circus or working his day job, he writes YA & MG fantasy, picture books and parenting nonfiction. The pitch before you is his first attempt at humorous MG.

You can connect with him on social media here:


Twitter - @KAKraft
Here is his pitch:

Working Title: When Your Best Friend Wants to be Your Girlfriend and Other Horror Stories
Age/Genre: MG
The Pitch: 12-year-old Jared Hoover’s been friends with Cassie Arnold since they were toddlers. They’ve gone to school together, shared family camping trips and even gone to Disneyland. Friends forever, right? Maybe not when Cassie experiences “changes” Jared can’t understand. There’s a good chance she hates him and will never speak to him again and an even greater chance that (gulp) she actually might “like” him in a weird way. Who knew girls were so complicated?

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 Kirk improve his 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.  There are openings in October so you've got a little time to polish up your pitches and send yours for your chance to be read by editor Erin Molta!

Kirk is looking forward to your thoughts on his pitch!  I am looking forward to when my schedule settles down, which I always think will be next week... but then next week comes and life is still nuts... so I'm beginning to suspect it may have something to do with my time-management skills... But surely that can't be...!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!




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