Monday, June 17, 2013
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party is almost here! Look I even have a copy!
We've got a shiny new sticker on this cover--"A Pioneer Story," newer editions of One dead Spy and Big Bad Ironclad! also have stickers. I haven't seen them yet, if you see one with a sticker, let me know!
Say hello to the new and (slightly improved) Provost action minifigure, and--for the very first time, the Nathan Hale and Hangman minifigures! So exciting!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
One of our upcoming Hazardous Tales books was a bit too long--too much info to fit into our 128-page format. I had written a long rambling prologue to set up the hanging/storytelling background of the series. We cut it.
Here, just for fun, are the two first pages of this lost introduction. Someday, we might have a slimmer story with room for a big introduction--then who knows, these pages might see print after all. But for now, the only place you'll see them is right here! Enjoy!
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Look! It's a brand new Hazardous Tales poster! Click on the image to get a larger, easier to read view.
Librarians who go to next month's ALA convention will be able to get this poster at the Amulet booth. I'm very excited about this. I've had two books get posters before, my first book, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, and RAPUNZEL'S REVENGE. Both of those books have had good luck, so hopefully this poster will be a good luck charm for DONNER DINNER PARTY.
I hadn't ever studied the Pony Express before--wow! There are a lot of great stories there. Check out a book on the Pony Express next time you visit your library, you won't be dissappointed!
Monday, May 13, 2013
I posted this LEGO keelboat on my own site (www.spacestationnathan.com) a few years back. It has long since been disassembled. I have been feeling the need to build a new and improved version, lately. There have been a lot of great torso paint jobs released in the past few years (Pirates of the Caribbean, the recent Series 10 Collectable Minifigure Revolutionary War soldier, to name a few.) Some day I'll build a Keelboat v.2, and when I do I'll post it here.
BTW, Captain Clark's "jentile brease" is not a typo on my part. Captain Clark was a creative speller in his journals. "Jentile brease" is an exact quote.