First, I'm so glad everyone enjoyed Joanna's post. It was terrific, wasn't it? Let's all give her a round of applause by way of thanks! :) clapclapclapclapclapclapclap! Also, I don't think a shower of confetti is out of line :)
Second, I am SO excited for the self-publishing mini-series! This is because I get to read everything coming in ahead of time, so I already know how great it's going to be and I just can't wait to share it with you all! :)
Third, in the midst of all the busy-ness around here, it had slipped my mind that we were going to have a guest post with the one and only Erin Molta where she answers questions sent in by you! Luckily she sent me the answers yesterday, which reminded me :) Due to the fabulous mini-series, I don't have room to fit that post into June unless you all want to turn on your computers on the weekend, so I think that post will go up on Monday July 9. Mark your calendars! - it's great!
Fourth, in case you hadn't realized it yet, I'm just a little bit nuts :) This is obvious because, in the midst of all the afore-mentioned busy-ness, I've decided it's necessary to work on a new secret project which turns out to be very time-consuming. More on that if and when I succeed with it, but don't hold your breath :)
Speaking of which, I'm a little out of breath after telling you all that!
But now it's time for Would You Read It, so make sure your Something Chocolate is handy and have a look-see at what we've got here.
Today's pitch comes to us from the Habitual Rhymer herself, Lori Degman! Lori teaches deaf/hard of hearing children by day and writes picture books by night, weekend and school holidays. Her picture book 1 Zany Zoo was the winner of the 2008 Cheerios New Author Contest and was published by Simon & Schuster in 2010. It received the Gold-Level Mother's Choice Award in 2012 and has been nominated for the 2012-2013 South Carolina Book Award.
You can find her in all these places!
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: These Little Piggies
Age/Genre: Rhyming Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: In this Mother Goose mash-up, five little piggies are living happily in a shoe until a callous old woman forces her way in and turns their lives head over tails. The piggies decide to set a trap for the old woman so, the first little piggy goes to market... the second little piggy stays home... Will they succeed in giving the old coot the boot?
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 Lori 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!
Lori is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! And I am looking forward to seeing you all on Friday for the first up in our self-publsihing mini-series, Suzanne McGovern! :)