Friday, February 19, 2010

The Land of Doom/Picture Book Marathon 19/28


Book #19:


Title: "The Twelve Days of Robo-Christmas"

Synopsis: You know, wrench hens, turbo doves, it's the traditional song with a robot twist!

Announcement time everybody! Robo-Christmas is getting published by Walker Books for Young Readers (the same Walker mentioned above.) And here's the kicker, are you ready? It's coming out THIS YEAR! That's right, we're fast-tracking it for Christmas 2010! Pretty cool, huh? Technically, I didn't, um, write this during the Picture Book Marathon. But you get a free day if you get a book picked up by a publisher. That's the rule, I just made it up.

If you are new to the site, Robo-Christmas was my project over the holidays, I'd tell you to scroll back to December to check it out, but the original posts are no longer there. I can't be giving them away for free now can I?

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can't wait to get my hands on this!

Myrna Foster said...

Congratulations! The wrench hens were my favorites.

And your comic about what happens to the slush pile is funny in a tragic sort of way. It's a good thing they're not all like that.

Brandon said...

So cool congratulations!!

beth said...

YAY!

I've been reading all your marathon books thinking, MAN! Why can't this be published NOW? (Especially Goldilocks and the Pterodactyl stories) I saw this one and thought the same thing...what a joy to see that it IS going to be published!!!

Katya said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
From a fellow PB marathoner

bombshellcat said...

Fantastic! (I can hardly wait to add it to my Christmas collection, it sounds awesome.)

Leea said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!!! That is so exciting. That was a fun part of our Christmas! It will be great to have as a book.

Heather Zundel said...

I still can't believe you are a graduate of the slush pile. That still boggles my mind.

And yay for RoboChristmas!!! I TOLD you it would make an excellent Christmas book (but watch, you already had a book deal before I ever said that). This is very exciting news. I may have to eat some ice cream in your honor. :)

P.S Beth - have you read them yet? They are really fantastic.

edith said...

Yes, Hooray for Wrench Hens!
So, at what point did you get and agent? Or is that a future entry?

Debbie (Nerd Goddess) said...

Congrats Nathan! That is super cool. :D I'm sure I have some nephews that would enjoy it for Christmas.

Candi Criddle said...

Yay I get to sing that song everyday through another Christmas season! Except it will be balanced out by "A Dinosaur's Night Before Christmas" of course.

Nathan said...

Thanks everybody! I've been dying to announce this--I'm now in the process of expanding the 12 simple blog posts into a 32 page picture book. There's a lot more to it now, for one thing, Robo-Santa will have more of a presence (instead of just being on the cover.)

Anyway, I'm super excited about it! I also have my work cut-out for me, final illustrations are due at the end of March! Busy busy!

The Blomquist Bunch said...

EXCELLENT NEWS!! Congrats to you and we are so very delighted a publisher was smart enough to snatch this awesome book up and make it happen this year, too! We love RoboSanta. And we are so totally loving the book-a-day marathon this month---good stuff fo' sho'!

Juliana said...

Hooray! I'll definitely buy a copy!

...which reminds me--Dang! I was going to try to make it to one of your signings to get Calamity Jack signed for my son's birthday. His birthday's tomorrow and I'm on bed rest! Oh well. Maybe next time. :)

Greg and Leigh said...

Congratulations!!! And thanks for making christmas shopping so much easier... can't wait to see robo santa in action!!

Sarah C. said...

Yea! Are you going to do a comic about the Land of Hope and Secure Publisher Connections?

DaNae said...

I get sick and miss a few days and all hell breaks loose. Take a bow mister, way to go! I'm making my December lesson plans as we speak.

Yippee, Hooray, Hooray!

Sarah C. said...

Just so you don't misread my last comment. I think Robo-Santa would have emerged from the slush-pile just like The Devil You Know.