July 8, 2015

Would You Read It Wednesday #182 - Ber-r-rnice (PB)

Howdy, folks, and welcome to another fun-filled edition of Would You Read It Wednesday!

I hope everyone's summers are going swimmingly so far!

I have to apologize. . . sometimes life goes to heck in a hand basket and things you normally keep up with just fine suddenly fall by the wayside, or have to be put off.  Best laid plans and all that. . .  but for a little while I'm just not going to be able to keep pace with normal.

I know I promised a writing contest to follow the illustration contest, but after much agonizing, I just don't think I can do it right now.  I'm so sorry.  I feel terrible about it!  Please feel free to note in the comments if you'd be interested in doing it in September instead, even though the Halloweensie Contest will take place the last week of October and the Holiday Contest will be the second week of December.  I'm hoping I'll be able to do it by then.

I also meant to post the June Pitch Pick today, but forgot to email the pitchers... so that will have to be next week.

But I CAN award the picture book prizes to a random handful of you wonderful people who so graciously commented on two pitches on our double-header WYRI day! :)

The randomly selected people paired with the randomly selected books by are as follows:

Stacy Couch - My Love For You Is The Sun
Cathy Hall - Tyrannosaurus Wrecks
Joanne Sher - What About Moose
Vivian Kirkfield - Tea Party Rules
Mishka Jaeger - Little Miss Muffet
Teresa Robeson - Me Want Pet
Erik Weibel - Jeremy Draws A Monster

Thank you all so very much for pitching in (hehe) to help two people at once, and thanks to everyone else who did so too!

Winners, please email me with your snail mail address, and if anyone wants to trade books or already has what they won and has no one to give it to or what not, let me know!

Now then, how about Something Chocolate and then we'll get down to today's pitch.

Recipe at Lil' Luna
Frozen Oreo Pudding Cake!


Today's pitch comes to us from Rene.  Rene` Diane Aube's long-dreamed-of writing journey began in 2011 as she and hubby bickered over renovations on a vintage camper. After overcoming some fears and insecurities ~ well, somewhat ~ she plunged into and completed several writing courses and began participating in on-line study groups in the hope that someday she will see one of her picture book manuscripts in print.

Here is her pitch:

Working Title: Ber-r-rnice
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-5)
The Pitch: Mushy meadows, a ravenous Rain Crow, and galloping mares, too! How will a wee Woolly Bear caterpillar fare in her quest to reach her hibernation destination as snow begins to fly?

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 Rene 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 November 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!

Rene is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch!  I am hoping to hear from you whether an alternative time might work for the writing contest - my sincere apologies again!

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! :)

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