Somehow we and all the Boston drivers survived the adventure, but not because I was doing anything right. I do not like one way streets. I do not like traffic. I really do not like roundabouts! Who thought those up and why are they all over Massachusetts? They are terrifying!
And all the while my GPS was chirping cheerfully, "Proceed to highlighted route. Go southeast on Cambridge Street. In point one miles turn right, then turn left, then turn left," while I thought things like if I knew how to get to the highlighted route, I wouldn't need you! and how am I supposed to know which way is southeast? and we're going in a circle! City driving is all well in good in a city that makes sense, like New York, but otherwise forget it! I was very happy to get back to normal roads.
|not actually our bear but a look-alike
There is never a dull moment around here!
And speaking of excitement, Phyllis had what I'm pretty sure was her last world tour stop. If you didn't get to see it yet, please hop over to Robyn's Place. There are strawberries involved. And a bikini. And rodeo riding! :)
And as if that wasn't excitement enough, it's time for Would You Read It! So grab your Something Chocolate (Au Bon Pain anyone?) and something to sip and see what you think about today's pitch!
Today's pitch comes to us from Rita. Rita says, "I have always loved writing letters, plays, stories any thing really since the age of 9. I have 3 kids that have made me stop writing for awhile but now two of them are at university and the youngest is 15. I used to be a dog sitter, an airline hostess and a secretary but now I spend lots of time as storyteller (costumes and strange voices and all) and my most frustrating of jobs: a writer. I write in my basement and I love children, animals and travelling. Teaching children how to read is a parental necessity."
You can visit her website HERE.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Elephant And Dolphin
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-7)
The Pitch: Elephant and Dolphin meet every morning by the sea. But Elephant lives on the land and Dolphin lives in the ocean. Elephant eats grass while Dolphin eats fish. Elephant trumpets and Dolphin clicks. How can these two play together with the differences they have between them? Elephant and Dolphin find out how friendship overcomes everything.
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 Rita 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. There are openings in August, so you have time to polish :) for a chance for it to be read by editor Erin Molta!
Rita is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! And I am going to try very hard to catch up with everything I missed in the last two days! :) Have a great day, everyone!