Friday, January 08, 2010

Fludded With Good News*

So, you know how I mentioned I was holed up in my writing cave for the next few weeks? Well, it's about to get even worse . . . but for very good reasons.

The Publisher's Lunch announcement:

R.L. LaFevers's fourth book in the NATHANIEL FLUDD: BEASTOLOGIST series, set in France, in which Nate, gremlin Greasle, and Aunt Phil close in on adversary Obediah Fludd, news of Nate's parents, and the fate of the last unicorns, again to be illustrated by Kelly Murphy, again to Kate O'Sullivan at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, by Erin Murphy of Erin Murphy Literary Agency (World).

Yeah, how thrilling is THAT?? (Have I mentioned lately how much I adore my publisher?)

The only problem is, it's due about three weeks after Theo Four is due, and no, that's not hyperbole. Really. Three weeks. The good news is, I do have a fairly substantial outline and a couple of chapters. Even so, I think I am going to need to move the Theo Four finish date up a week, just to be sure.

So yeah, I will totally be doubling down in that writing cave for a bit. May be very scarce here for the next few weeks.

And. AND! That's not all. We just found out that Nathaniel Fludd, Book Two, THE BASILISK'S LAIR has also been selected as a Junior Library Guild Selection. I cannot even begin to tell you how thrilled I am about this.

So, in honor of all this good news, I thought I would give away a couple of ARC's of THE BASILISK'S LAIR. If you're interested in putting your name in the hat, simply leave a comment in this thread. (Be sure I have some way of contacting you if your name is drawn!) I'll leave the contest open for a full week because I know some readers stop by weekly rather than daily.


*Okay, I 'fess up. I stole that headline from my agent. Mostly because it was perfect.(And if you haven't checked out her awesome new website, you should!)

21 comments:

ChariDee said...

Oh, pick me, pick me! CONGRATS! That's awesome news!

Katy Cooper said...

This is fabulous, wonderful, pinch-me news! Hurray!!!! I'm beyond happy for you!

Shevi said...

Congratulations! DD was so excited to hear there'll be a fourth Theo book. She loves them!

beckylevine.wordpress.com said...

Toss my name in. I loved the 1st book & only had to tell my son about the beastology and Nathaniel's little muttering asides, and he's put it on his to-read list also!

JKB said...

So so wonderful! I read your announcement today and cheered! Go you!!!

Miss Eliza said...

Oh yes, add me please!

Lucy said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news!

Hey, I'm in Paris and tomorrow I'm going to send you some serious medieval vibes from the Cluny. :-)

PJ Hoover said...

Huge congrats, Robin! I can't wait!

Jennifer said...

Oooh, pick me, pick me! Not only did I personally love the first Nathaniel Fludd, it has been a strong circulator (is that a word?) at our library and I can't wait to pass on the sequel to eager little hands!

Tricia said...

Oh my! William will be over the moon! I forsee more fan art in your future.
Congratulations on this wonderful news.

Anonymous said...

Robin - I can't stand waiting for ALL your books to come out. I'm so excited about Theo 4 and I can't wait to read Theo 3. Nate is a dear and congrats on the jr selection. Guess I'll have to write you fan letters - 'cause you're one of my favs!
Angela Russell
ps - have trouble with the google name thingy, but I think you know how to reach me. I've bugged you enuf in the past. :-)

Rebecca Langston-George said...

Congratulations, Robin! With two series going you've become a writing mogul!

Jen said...

Congrats! Please put me in your drawing. I have only read your Theo series so far, but would love to try others. And what better reason than a free book! Good luck with all!!

Robin L said...

Thanks everyone! I'm pretty thrilled and keep pinching myself, wondering how I got so dang lucky.

Thanks for mentioning to your son, Becky, but I'm afraid it might be a tad young for him.

JKB, I think I heard that cheer all the way from here!

Oh Lucy! I'm SO jealous! But I totally appreciate those medieval vibes. I'll be able to use them in about two months! (And I haven't forgotten the post about historical accuracy--just haven't gotten to it yet.)

Jennifer, that's so great to know that the kids at your library are enjoying it! Thanks for passing that along.

Thanks Tricia! And I owe William a thank you note for his terrific fan art. Although I confess to being terrible at snail mail correspondence.

Hey Angela, publishing DOES have a serious lag time, doesn't it? And yes, I do know where to find you. :-)

Mogul? I love that, Rebecca!

And Jen, Theo readers are more than welcome to pjavascript:void(0)articipate! Your name is IN.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Congratulations! That's awesome news! I'd love to win a copy because my kids loved the first book and are eager to read the next :)

Ariadne said...

What splendid news! Best of luck with the deadlines:)

Vonna said...

Great news! Gather some extra cozy socks and sweaters to take into your cave with you.

michelle said...

Hello All! I have been a lurker here for ages but I had to come out of my shell for a chance at this prize!
BTW thanks so much for the entertaining and informative site, love it, I stop by regularly and if there's no new content I have fun going through your archives.So thanks again and congrats!!

Robin L said...

Vonna, I won't need those socks here in So Cal. It's been 70 and gorgeous that last couple of days!

SO happy you popped out of lurkdom to say Hi and enter the contest, Michelle! And I'm glad you find the blog helpful!

Kiki Hamilton said...

That's fantastic Robin! Congratulations on the sale as well as the Junior Library Guild selection!!

Nothing like a little pressure to make the words flow, right? Good luck! You can do it!

dixie said...

Fastastic news, Robin!In case you are running too fast to catch your brath, here are a couple of extras for you. Puff! Puff!