I realize it's 6 AM and the coffee is still brewing, but really, I can't think of a more exciting way to start a Monday. Are you ready for leap-out-of-your-chair level excitement? I hope so!
The moment you've all been waiting for is here at last! It's time to vote for who should win the Would You Read It pitch contest for July/August 2011! The lucky winner will have his/her pitch read by and commented upon by none other than the lovely and talented editor, Erin Molta!!! (For Erin's impressive credentials, click the Would You Read It tab on the top bar.)
In order to keep things moving along, I'm hoping everyone can place his/her vote by Friday September 9. (I am also hoping that I really and truly worked all the kinks out of the voting system with the practice runs, but only time will tell...!)
As a quick refresher, our contestants are:
Working Title: Wild (Girl) Genius
The Pitch: After girly Jade persuades her adventure-enthusiast parents to get her into a special camp led by wilderness expert Carson Riley, Jade's plans to show Carson she's skilled enough to host a youth segment of his new TV show get messed up by a secret celebrity and someone sabotaging the camp.
Working Title: The Rhyme Machine
The Pitch: Chaos breaks out in a classroom when an imaginary "rhyme machine" springs to life and starts creating things that rhyme with everything that's said.
Working Title: Finding The Reindeer Beat
The Pitch: When Santa's sleigh team decided to retire, a new group of reindeer trained with Coach Dasher, almost crashed in front of Santa, and discovered the secret to staying together.
Working Title: The Big Red Boat
Age/Genre: PB series entitled Adventures With Benjamin Blueberry and Wally The Goat
The Pitch: Wally the Goat is steering the boat... Look at him go around that duck and through the waves. He sure is saving the day.
Title: When This Is Over I Will Go To School And I Will Learn To Read: A Story Of Hope And Friendship For One Young Kenyan Orphan
The Pitch: No one knows the story of Kenya better than the children who live it, and it is their truth that is certain to nudge the hearts and minds of parents, teachers and children everywhere.
Working Title: Hidden Oaks Camp Or Else!
The Pitch: Moochie Mockingbird and other animal friends lead endangered animals away from a huge, deadly Texas Hill Country wildfire to the safety of "firewise community" Hidden Oaks, a summer youth camp.
And now, ladies and gentleman, the vote! Duhn-duhn, duhn-duhn!
Remember, the polls close on September 9, so get your votes in ASAP!
This is so exciting! I can hardly wait to announce the winner!
And don't forget to come back Wednesday for our first September contender, Kimberly!