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

iris

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Oct 28, 2020
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Cape Cod
First Two Books in the Five Book Liza Kasner Series


Title
: Liza's Secret

Genre: Thriller

Length: 70K

Author: Iris Leigh


Franny and kitty are on the run from her abusive husband, Barry. Settling in off-season Cape Cod, she transforms into Liza. She encounters Jeff who helps her navigate the impossibilities of hiding, while fostering her quick wit and resilience. As Liza copes with unexpected situations, Barry who is hot on her trail, is unprepared for her newfound resourcefulness.


Title
: Emmy’s Missing

Genre: Thriller

Length: 75K

Author: Iris Leigh



After months in hiding, Liza Kasner, PI, knows where people hide, and how to find them. Carly and David hire her when their six-year-old daughter is abducted during a beach holiday with friends. Together, they follow a trail of scheming millennial moms, while uncovering the dark underworld of desperate parents, ruthless kidnappers, and dirty money.

Thanks for your time and consideration.
 
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Karen Keesling

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Feb 10, 2021
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Hawaii
Title: THE MONSTER OUTSIDE THE CLOSET
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 442 words
Author: Karen Keesling

Chloe the closet is terrified of the MONSTER in the room! Hank the hanger tries to convince her that it’s just the child that sleeps in the bed. But when the monster comes out of the bed and goes straight for Chloe in the middle of the night, neither of them are prepared for what happens next.

Thanks for your consideration.
 
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TammyBlakley

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Sep 30, 2021
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Washington
Title: Pig Tales
Genre: Mystery
Length: 87,000 words
Author: Tammy Blakley

If Carl Hiaasen wrote the Andy Griffith Show - Clown, death, secrets…& a pig? Sheriff Bart has a mystery on his hands after a clown shows up & a farmer & his pig go missing. When the farmer’s body is found Bart now has to find the culprit & the pig. The key is the clown…& the secrets he holds.
 
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Karen Keesling

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Feb 10, 2021
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Hawaii
Title: FAMILY RECIPE
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 510 Words
Author: Karen Keesling

Together, a girl and her mom bake sambusak, an Iraqi-Jewish pastry. With Mom’s tips, the young baker sifts for magic, but the secret spice won’t rise. Culture and food intertwine, igniting the senses in this recipe-formatted picture book.
 
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wnj_____

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Sep 26, 2021
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USA
Title: Broken Wings Still Fly
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Length: 76,000
Author: Wytinsea Jones

REINING HER IN X ANYTHING BUT LOVE
22 yo Bianca’s wedding plans come to a halt when she learns her fiancé’s fishing habits are reeling in more than just fish. Now, her faith is tested & she must act quick. She must choose to go through with her wedding or escape the shame in her hometown forever.
 
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mycupoftea&pen

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Feb 12, 2021
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Maryland

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




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Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
Title: FOX FOREST
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 453 Words
Author/Illustrator: Alvina Leder

Grandma Fox tells a bedtime story to the baby foxes about a time long ago when a beautiful forest existed and foxes could run and play and never have to worry about food and water. The baby foxes think it is just a tall tale until they realize that the city that they struggle to survive in was once that beautiful forest. The baby foxes are saddened, but Grandma Fox is wise and tells them a secret that helps them to finally nod off to sleep.
 
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Title: Nardine the Sardine
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 500 words
Author: Sol Regwan

Nardine is a little sad sardine who searches for her purpose in the sea after observing the skills and awesomeness of the Stingray. Shark, Octopus, Jellyfish and other sea creatures. She seeks to find her self worth and identity among the rest. When Dale the Whale tells her that the answer lies inside her, Nardine realizes that she doesn’t have to be like the rest. Although she doesn’t possess skills like the other sea creatures, she is unique in her own way and proud to be Nardine.
 
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Title: TILLY THE TINY
Genre: Early MG reader
Length: 715
Author: Lori Copperman Evans

Despite her size, tiny Tilly is determined to become a full-fledged wizard but first she has to pass the test. When she faces fire-breathing pigs, floating skulls, and a nearsighted troll, she must use all the resources at her disposal to defeat them. Why wait for middle school novels to enjoy wizards?!
Comps: a younger, less dark HILDA + THE LITTLEST WITCH
Hi the word length is 715 words. So with pictures and words it would make something like a 32-page early MG reader, for grades 1-3 approx.
 
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Title: COOKING IN THE MUSICAL KITCHEN
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 351
Author: Lori Copperman Evans

Trumpet Crumpets and Piano-ninis! Enjoy a delicious rhyming buffet full of musical food and edible music Eat to the beat the whole day through!
Comps: ZIN ZIN ZIN A VIOLIN + STIR CRACK WHISK BAKE
Hi Dawn.Just FYI, this is definitely a picture book and not a board book. My bad to include one PB and one Board Book in the comps. I was trying to get the gist of crossing the music with the cooking. I will fix this for future pitches, thanks for your feedback. The language and word play is too high a level for a board book. Would you reconsider knowing this?
 
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Taya

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Sep 30, 2021
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United States, Utah
Title: The Library-nth of the Lost (Satirical, feminist Peter Pan Origin Story)
Genre: MG
Length: 36,000
Author: Taya Okerlund

Freia is the spare heir of the Gossamer Court, titled Princess, High Born of the Land of Youth, Marchioness of the Flowery Border, etcetera. Her title is a mouthful, but it’s a hollow, meaningless concession. Her brother Peter is the crown prince, but he’ll throw it all away, if he doesn’t ruin the kingdom first. Deep in the Library-nth of the Lost, Gloria loses a part of herself she can’t afford to let go and the consequences are so twisted, they’ll either ignite the court to ruin, or propel her to heights Freia only dreamed of.
 
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L.C. Cintolesi

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Oct 1, 2021
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Chile
Title: The Earth's Queen And The Fake God Who summoned The Zombies.
Genres: Fantasy YA, Mythology
Words: 110,000
Author: Loreto Cintolesi.

2400 year ago, a Buddha student asked his teacher what he thought about superpowers. Buddha answered: To gain super human abilities is a collateral result of meditation, and spiritual development. But the important part is growing, and many people search this path just for the powers. That's why I despise the exhibitionist and hide my own abilities. (Fragment of an old Sanskrit text this author found when learning Yoga and meditation.)

Could you write a book with that? I did. I built a fantasy world doing a crossover of Buddha's words and mythology from all the world for explaining why we believe in the strange legends our grandparents raised us. Of an alternative past where element benders -fire, water, lighting, earth and wind- walked between normal humans and the Earth's Queen ruled them all.
 
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Title: PLANETS PLAY
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 380 words
Author: Candace Spizzirri

PLANETS PLAY takes young readers on a tour around our solar system. Nonfiction facts mixed with childhood games blend together to make an informative and entertaining read. From Mercury’s hot and dusty surface to Neptune’s icy blue drifts, kids will learn about atmospheres, satellites, rings, and more on this jaunty trip around the sun.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
 
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Title: PORCUPINE’S PERFECT PARTY
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 509 words
Author: Candace Spizzirri

Porcupine has high hopes for her birthday tomorrow, so she drops some helpful hints to her best friends – a bazillion balloons – a colossal cake - MAYBE EVEN A SKY-WRITER!!! Porcupine worries her friends won’t remember; her friends worry their surprise won’t be special enough. Porcupine and the gang are ALL in for a surprise…because a day spent together is the most special treat of all.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
 
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Melanie Adkins

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Oct 1, 2021
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Uk
*Title: Her Ladyship and the Fallen Star

*Genre: Historical fiction picture book

*Length: 631 words

*Author: Melanie Adkins



It’s 1912, and Lady, a Pomeranian, is on her way to the land of dreams on board the Titanic with her human, Margaret. Lady is terrified by loud noise, crowds and the dark. So, when her ship begins to sink, Lady must face her fears and seize her chance to save herself, her human and two orphans from the icy grips of the Atlantic Ocean.



Comps: If You Were a Kid Aboard the Titanic (Josh Gregory, 2017) and Pets and their Famous Humans (Ana Gallo, 2020).



Thank you for your consideration.
 
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Melanie Adkins

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Oct 1, 2021
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Uk
*The Dinosnores

*Genre: Bedtime Picture Book

*Length: 472 words

*Author: Melanie Adkins



Sacred by monsters that might live under the bed, Blue can’t go to sleep. She engages in an imaginary bedtime routine in which she calls upon the Dinosnores to soothe her worries and allow her to drift off to sleep. A Jurassic problem for children, like falling asleep, calls for Jurassic measures!



Thank you for your consideration.
 
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Ashleedani

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Oct 1, 2021
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Nevada
Title: The Dress
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 490 words
Author: Ashlee MacCallum

Mila wants to return to South Lake Tahoe to retrieve her favorite dress that she left behind, but is prevented by an evacuation order due to nearby wildfires. She must overcome her situation and the obstacles she faces by learning how to sew a new dress- one that might be even more special than the first.
 
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Ashleedani

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Oct 1, 2021
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151
Nevada
Title: The Twelve Dancing Piglets
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 351 words
Author: Ashlee MacCallum

Dancing shoes are scattered across the bedroom floor each morning. Mama pig wants answers but in this humorous retelling of the classic Grimm tale, THE 12 DANCING PIGLETS aren’t squealing. Find out how mama solves the mystery of the sleepless piglets- and surprises them in a way they’ll never forget.
 
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GeriGuad

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Apr 5, 2021
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Canyon Lake, TX

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




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Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
MOTHER TO ALL: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Genre: Children's Picture Book
1,107 words
AUTHOR: Geraldine Guadagno

There is one mother of humanity, and she is a humble queen, who showed herself in the likeness of “one of the least.” She once peacefully united two very different civilizations. If we turn to her as our mother, she may help us to realize that we’re all brothers and sisters, and help us to be united, rather than divided.
 
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BeckyWalker

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Oct 1, 2021
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Texas
Title: SHARKS DON'T WEAR GLASSES!
Genre: PB Fiction, STEM backmatter
Length: 496 words
Author: Becky Walker

Simon (a shark) and Pete (a pilot fish) are best friends cruising the ocean until Simon starts running into reefs. So Pete suggests visiting Octavia, the octopus optometrist, for glasses, but Simon insists SHARKS DON’T WEAR GLASSES! But when Simon’s sorry sight endangers Pete, Simon must decide whether to protect his pal or his pride.
 
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BeckyWalker

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Oct 1, 2021
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Texas
Title: ABSOLUTELY AWFUL!
Genre: PB Fiction, Humor
Length: 472 words
Author: Becky Walker

Andy's first day of school was ABSOLUTELY AWFUL! He's never going back because his classmates thought he was an alien, they think he stinks at sports, and they were shocked by his drawing...AWFUL. But when the doorbell rings, Andy's account of the day proves unreliable.
 
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