Don’t underestimate how current topics can affect your idea!
Shirley Raye sold Pigeon Hero! to Simon & Schuster partly because she pointed out that there was very little World War II material for first graders. However, elementary students across the country had been helping to raise funds for the new memorial in Washington, D.C.
Her book The Alamo came out to coincide with the Disney movie of the same name. Author Madge Harrah pitched her middle grade novel Comet’s Luck to coincide with the return of Halley’s Comet.