Title: LADIES FIRST
Genre: quirky, character driven PB
Word Count: 525
Dear Michelle and Sharon,
Thank you for organizing such a unique opportunity for picture book authors! I have your blog page bookmarked and read it often.
Natalie Piggy is a feisty little piglet certain about one rule: ladies first! She barrels through her three brothers and grabs whatever she wants in order to be first. But when she drags them on an adventure, an unexpected turn of events lands her littlest brother in danger. When her brothers expect her to be first to save the day, Natalie is forced to consider how far she’ll go to live by her rule.
My writing appears in Appleseeds’ magazine, and I write a monthly newspaper column entitled READ THIS! I am an active member of SCBWI, a critique group, and the 12x12 picture book challenge. I am a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature and a literacy teacher.
I appreciate your time and consideration, and hope you will find this story to be of interest. I have other submission-ready manuscripts available upon request.
First 50 Words:
Natalie Piggy was quite a little lady, and she was sure about one rule.
Natalie was first in a mud bath.
…first out the gate.
…and first off the bus.
The only time Natalie did NOT want to be first was when sharks were involved. Nooo, thank you!