Pitch to: Dawn Dowdle, Owner of Blue Ridge Literary Agency

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Pitch to Dawn Dowdle, Owner of Blue Ridge Literary Agency​




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  3. Your pitch must be:
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Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
 
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Tess DeGroot

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High Desert, California
  • Title: Princess of Sweetwater
  • Genre: Historical Romance
  • Length: 58,000 words
  • Author: Tess DeGroot
1886, California. Princess Victoria craves independence and a college education, but on her last night in San Francisco, she learns her father’s prime minister has secretly arranged a betrothal. Feeling trapped, she trades pearls for train tickets and flees to the Antelope Valley, posing as a schoolteacher. She knows her cousin will keep his promise to find her and bring her home, but if she wants to hold on to her new life and the unexpected love she’s found, she’ll need to work out a way to stop the prime minister’s scheme.
 
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Dawn Dowdle
Tess,

This sounds interesting. I'm not representing a lot of historical romance at this time. Unfortunately, I am going to pass.

Dawn Dowdle
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Title: Desire in Dairyland

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Length: 76K

Author: Michelle Caffrey



Ruth Markson secretly dreams of becoming a doctor, but first must pay her nursing school student loans. After residents in the retirement facility where she works die unexpectedly, Ruth joins forces with her handsome tech-savvy friend to solve the mystery against the backdrop of a besieged Main Street and the opioid crisis in rural America. After a narrow escape, Ruth discovers true love can go hand in hand with dreams.

Thanks for your time and the opportunity to pitch to you!

Michelle Caffrey
 
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janycampana

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    PIRATES UNDER THE BED
    390 Words/Picture Book

    Arrggg! Teague has pirates under his bed and their ruckus is exhausting. When his sleepiness leads to trouble, Teague must tame the scallywags or be forced to walk the plank--in his pajamas!
     
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    aschuh

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    Jan 19, 2021
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    Title- Magic in the Air
    Genre - Paranormal Romantic Comedy
    Word Count - 71,000
    Author - Adrianna Schuh

    Small town baker and single mom Olivia Ayala knows a thing or two about witches, considering she is one.

    That's how she knows charming newcomer Draven James is hiding something.

    And protecting the town means finding out what, she just has to avoid losing her heart in the process.
     
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    paigeclassey

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    Feb 8, 2021
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    Title: GUS WOULD RATHER
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 249 words
    Author: Paige Classey Przybylski

    GRUMPY MONKEY + BEDTIME FOR BATMAN: Gus is grumpy about going to bed. He’d rather do just about anything else… including eat his teacher’s earwax or lock himself in a closet full of bologna burps. Thankfully, his unconventional Grammy has a few tricks up her sleeve to de-grump Gus during his bedtime routine.
     
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    paigeclassey

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    Feb 8, 2021
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    Title: A MILLION PLACES
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 189 words
    Author: Paige Classey Przybylski

    THE QUIET BOOK + STUCK: There are a million places where a kid can get stuck. Some of them are pretty uncomfortable, like at the end of the line for the bathroom, at the edge of the big kid diving board, or next to your smelliest uncle. This book encourages 2 to 5 year olds to stay stuck in the completely wonderful places, like in your best friend’s treehouse, in a summer rainstorm, or at the dinner table with your family.
     
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    museitupeditor

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    Feb 15, 2019
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    Montreal
    Title: I Don't Want a Haircut!
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 543 words
    Author: Lea Schizas

    The first haircut is always the scariest!
    A little boy’s imagination goes wild during his first salon haircut. Even with comforting words by his stylist, little Harry imagines bees buzzing around his ears, a giant pulling on his ears, and even spaceships landing on his head. But Harry gets a surprise when he looks in the mirror.
     
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    museitupeditor

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    Feb 15, 2019
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    Montreal
    Title: Robbie and Katie Get a Hairy Scare
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 743 words
    Author: Lea Schizas

    What can you possibly say to five-year-old twins to ease their minds about their first haircut?
    Hair is DEAD is not one of them!
     
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    Dawn Dowdle
    Lea,

    You can query this one too, but I will probably only be interested in one haircut picture book at this time.

    Dawn Dowdle
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    RCorsini

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    Sep 2, 2021
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    Title: Sushi and Sea Lions
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Length: 82,000 Words
    Author: Rachel Corsini

    After a career-ending injury sends a prima ballerina, DANIELA VERDI, back to Queens, she struggles with her identity after the glitzy distractions of the Upper West Side (boys, pinot, romance novels, and video games) are over. When she runs into her brother’s best friend, a divorced dad scarred by his wife’s affair, at a local bar, she remembers who she was before the glittering stage lights. Falling for him was easy, but when she realizes he doesn’t believe in true love the way she does, she has to decide if the fairy-tale was ever real.
     
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    Title: Go to Bed Stinkbug!
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 414 words
    Author: Stephanie Maksymiw

    A tiny, NOISY bug makes himself heard at night but no one wants to hear his BUZZZZING. Just one night-loving friend is all he wants, but all the humans want to do is sleep unless he can learn to be considerate of others.
     
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    Title: Fibbin' 'Nocchio
    Genre: Picture Book/Board Book
    Length: 155 words
    Author: Stephanie Maksymiw

    Cows don't jump over moons nor do kittens wear mittens. When Pinocchio says he sees all these things, his nose spirals out of control. Explore the world of nursery rhymes in a counting book using the Fibonacci sequence (STEM).
     
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    ScottR

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    Oct 28, 2020
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    Title: The Secret of Eucalyptus Cove
    Genre: Middle Grade Mystery
    Length: 44,000 words
    Author: Scott Rhoades

    UNDER THE EGG+NOOKS & CRANNIES 12yo Christopher races his cruel guardian to find the truth about his parents and their old ranch on the California coast, with help from a special mouse, his scatterbrained tutor, and an unexpected ally, before she steals his future.
     
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    Noel S

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    Pitch to Dawn Dowdle, Owner of Blue Ridge Literary Agency​




    Pitch Rules:
    1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
    2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
    3. Your pitch must be:
      1. Three lines (sentences)
      2. Less than 100 words
      3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
    We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
    Title: The Many Squandered Thing

    Genre: Romantic Suspense

    Length: 80,000 words

    Author: Noel Stevenson

    Probation officer Chris loves his job, his wife and his daughter, but for Rita he’ll risk all. As a child in care, he was Rita’s social worker, but now she's a beautiful woman, married to imprisoned Dave Green, a dangerous drugs baron who Chris will assess for parole. But all is not as it seems; Green’s reach extends far beyond the prison walls, as Chris swims ever further out of his depth in a sea of deception, taken by the tide.
     
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    JinaGrace

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    Oct 29, 2020
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    • Title: The Two Week Promise
    • Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
    • Length: 75,000
    • Author: Regina Brownell

    Waking up naked next to her best friend's older brother was not in Ellie Garner’s plans. Logan Fields was off limits. But after a drunken interlude, and a two week no strings promise, Ellie will have to decide whether her new found feelings mean something, or she might end up losing them both.
     
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    Searra

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    Oct 27, 2020
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    Chubbuck, Idaho
    • Title: LOST
    • Genre: Picture Book
    • Length: 388 Words
    • Author: Searra Simpson
    Ulla can’t go to school without first finding what she's LOST, but the Fog is always one step ahead, engulfing everything in a hazy mist. When the school bell rings, a frustrated Ulla confronts the Fog and discovers it just needs a little help. As Ulla aids the Fog, her misplaced mystery item comes to light in a peculiar fashion.
     
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    Adelaide09

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    Sep 29, 2021
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    Title: Falling for Buffalo Ridge
    Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
    Length: 71,000 words
    Author: Addey Vaters

    When a Boston businesswoman is stranded at Buffalo Ridge—a Wild West tourist attraction in the Rocky Mountains—she falls for more than just the quaint historical town. Will she be able to save Buffalo Ridge from one of her wealthy investors, and snag the heart of the town’s aloof, but winsome, cowboy manager in the process?
     
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    Keri123

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    Apr 12, 2021
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    Title: Maplewood Resort
    Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
    Length: 73,000
    Author: Keri Bednar

    Fiona has a huge art show to put together and doesn’t have time for a vacation, but she can’t resist a weekend away with her sister; excitement is high, that is until she runs into Travis. He might look like a sexy lumberjack, but Fiona can’t stand Travis - the grumpy owner of the resort (and surprisingly, the artist behind the stunning woodwork decorating it). When a snowstorm hits and roads close, a shared love of art might not be the only thing keeping them warm.
     
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    Steph

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    Pitch to Dawn Dowdle, Owner of Blue Ridge Literary Agency​




    Pitch Rules:
    1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
    2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
    3. Your pitch must be:
      1. Three lines (sentences)
      2. Less than 100 words
      3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
    We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 a

    Pitch to Dawn Dowdle, Owner of Blue Ridge Literary Agency​




    Pitch Rules:
    1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
    2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
    3. Your pitch must be:
      1. Three lines (sentences)
      2. Less than 100 words
      3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
    We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
    Title: Poka Paka's Winter Surprise
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 500 words
    Author: Stephanie Cotela

    In Springtime, Poka Paka the polar bear cub is finally old enough to venture outside his cosy den and he’s ecstatic playing in the snow and hunting for colour in the mostly white landscape all through the summer. But soon, the dark arctic winter sets in and he’s too scared to go outside. When the Northern Lights shine through his window, he realises that light and colour can be found in even the darkest skies and summons his courage to go outside again.

    Hi Dawn, hope you are well. Thank you for considering my pitch. Kind regards, Stephanie
     
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    Steph

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    Pitch to Dawn Dowdle, Owner of Blue Ridge Literary Agency​




    Pitch Rules:
    1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
    2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
    3. Your pitch must be:
      1. Three lines (sentences)
      2. Less than 100 words
      3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
    We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



    Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
    Title: What's a Blam Blam?
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 500 words
    Author: Stephanie Cotela

    Grizz Lee Bear runs the Storytelling Factory and he’s on the lookout for the ultimate bedtime story. His team of ragtag writers keep pitching the same old stories and he’s getting frustrated. Now, they have 24 hrs to come up with something original or lose their jobs, that is, if they’re not too distracted by an exploding UFO.
     
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