Friday, April 6, 2012

Shakin' Their Tail Feathers: What's Next for Tammi and Dan?

Week of April 1, 2012—BAWK & ROLL WITH TAMMI & DAN
Friday—Shaking Their Tail Feathers: What’s Next for Tammi and Dan?

This is the last installment in a five-part series with author, Tammi Sauer, and illustrator, Dan Santat, in celebration of the release of BAWK & ROLL.
Today we’ll discover what we be looking forward to next from Tammi and Dan.

Rob: Tell us about the other projects you’re working on, what’s coming out next, and let us know what else you’re up to.

Tammi: For me, 2012 is the year of the cave boy, chicken, chipmunk, princess, and the state of Oklahoma.

Me Want Pet! (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman, March 2012)
Bawk and Roll (Sterling, April 2012)
Oh, Nuts! (Bloomsbury, September 2012)
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oklahoma (Sterling, October 2012)
Princess in Training (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 2012)

My spring calendar is filled a wild assortment of events including book signings, OLA, SCBWI Conferences (in April, SCBWI Western Washington—I will finally meet my Mostly Monsterly partner in crime Scott Magoon there; in June, SCBWI Florida—oh, how I love me some Floridians!), and lots of school visits. My kids are still astounded that people are actually interested in what I have to say. Sometimes I take pictures just to show them photographic evidence.

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Thanks for having Dan, me, and the chickens at Picture This!

(A note from Rob: Tammi will be speaking at the Florida SCBWI Conference in Orlando on Saturday, June 16. For more information, visit: )

Dan: I’ve illustrated a ton between this year and next. This year I’ve got a sequel to Oh No! with Mac Barnett called, “Oh No! Not Again!” a picture book with KL Going called Dog in Charge a sequel to The Adventures of Nanny Piggins called Nanny Piggins and the Wicked Plan with RA Spratt, a great picture book called The Three Ninja Pigs with Corey Rosen Schwartz, Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show with Michael Buckley, Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos with Susan Middleton Elya, and I’m illustrating the latest “Guy’s Read” installment edited by Jon Scieszka. Next year, I’ve got four other books coming. I’m currently working on my next picture book and my next graphic novel (which I am contractually hush about) and they should both appear in 2014-ish?
And I have a new dog. I named him Indiana.

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Penny Parker Klostermann said...

Best to both of you Tammi & Dan! Your talents are a treat!

Christie Wright Wild said...

Awesome busy folks, ya'll! Lots of projects from you both to look forward to. Five books in ONE year? WOW!!!

tammi sauer said...

Thanks to everyone who took a peek at Rob's Bawk & Roll Extravaganza. :)

And special thanks to Rob for being so very bawktastic.

Rob Sanders said...

Tammi, the pleasure was all mine! But shouldn't that be EGGtravaganza?!