I promise today’s blog post will be short and sweet.
Children’s book author Susanna Leonard Hill is featuring the pitch for my first picture book manuscript, Out of This World Opposites, on her site today. If you have a few minutes, please hop on over to her blog and provide some constructive criticism. Once I’ve tweaked my pitch, I’ll send out my first publisher’s query.
Wish me luck!
Published by Kirsten W. Larson
Kirsten W. Larson used to work with rocket scientists at NASA. Now she writes books for curious kids. She’s the author of WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane, illustrated by Tracy Subisak (Calkins Creek, 2020), A TRUE WONDER: The Comic Book Her Who Changed Everything, illustrated by Katy Wu (Clarion, 2021); THE FIRE OF STARS: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars are Made of, illustrated by Katherine Roy (Chronicle, 2023), THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW, illustrated by Cornelia Li (Little, Brown, 2024) and THE LIGHT OF RESISTANCE, illustrated by Barbara McClintock (Roaring Brook, 2023) along with 25 other nonfiction books for kids. She's a geek, LEGO lover, and sock enthusiast. Find her at kirsten-w-larson.com or on Twitter/Instagram @KirstenWLarson.
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10 thoughts on “Perfect Pitch”
I’ll be happy to follow this and learn lots too!
I’d love to hear your feedback, Julie, though I think you’ve read my pitch and MS a thousand times!
I loved it Kirsten, I have tried for so long to write a space book, but yours sounds super!
Thanks Catherine. I am sending out my first query later in the week, so we’ll see how it goes.
Since I’ve had the opportunity to see both the pitch and the ms, all I have to add is good luck 🙂
Thanks Susanna! Your critique was oh so helpful.
I really liked the pitch! 🙂
Oooo, you had a Susanna critique, how cool! As you know, I love the idea!
It was my quid pro quo for hosting Phyllis, which I would have done without a critique. However, her input was invaluable in making sure all my examples were parallel and consistent. And she also helped me vary my sentence structure. What a wonderful writer!