…Dial wants Hamster Princess. Three books of Hamster Princess! Oh god, I am SO happy–A) I love that book, I love the heroine, I love her riding quail Mumfrey, and B) I hate pitching series ideas a lot and was down to “Lawn Flamingo with Lawn Gnome Sidekick. They fight crime!” and it was actually starting to sound GOOD in my head.*
And also they bought Dragonbreath 11, and upon consideration (translation: “Just park the dumptruck of money next to the mulch.”) I think I can manage that. (I swear, every time I start to think “Maybe it’s time to move on!” I get an e-mail from a parent thanking me for getting their kid to read. I’m starting to think my agent is putting them up to it.) We’ll be switching the schedule, however, so that only one comes out a year, with Bread Wizard and Hamster Princess taking the other slot, so I won’t be eyeball-deep in little dragons all the time.
The first Hamster Princess is not due to hit stores until 2015, so it’s gonna be awhile, but I’m just ecstatic that Dial’s on board. I love my editor there, and I am so happy that they decided to give Princess Nibblemark a shot. Yay for Dial! Yay for my editor! Yay for my agent! YAAAAY!
*Lawn-related crimes, mostly. Fire-ants. Watering during drought. Y’know.
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HUZZAH for the Hamster Princess! Congratulations, your graphic stuff is so fun for both kids and the adults get to read it aloud. Love the idea for a new character, although, I’m totally feeling that lawn flamingo/ gnome sidekick thing — who is leaving bald patches on lawns across the city??? — you could make it work…
Yay for Hamster Princess! I love it already simply because my last name is Mumfrey.
Woo Hoo for Hamster Princess! And more Dragonbreath! I could pretend that I am this excited purely on behalf of my first grader who loves Dragonbreath, but that would be a lie. (Dragonbreath 7 has been available for pre-order on Amazon for about a week now. You knew that, right?)