Three-Book Deal for Handicapped Pig Chris P. Bacon

Pig in Wheelchair Lands 3-Book Deal

It's getting harder and harder to get a book deal these days, as proven by the increase in and allure of self-publishing that has overtaken the industry. There are still deals being done, but what you're writing (or selling) has to be different or already drawing interest. Like Grumpy Cat getting a movie deal, for instance. Who'd have thought that? Well, now there's likely to be even more gnashing of teeth amongst aspiring authors as a pig in a wheelchair named Chris P. Bacon has just secured a 3-book deal with Hay House.

Chris P. Bacon, the pig in a wheelchair who quickly became a YouTube sensation in early 2013 with over 1.2 million views, is setting out to teach children about compassion, acceptance, and loving your imperfections. Chris P. Bacon was rescued by his veterinarian Dr. Len Lucero after a young woman reluctantly dropped him off to be euthanized because of a congenital defect that affects his rear legs. Dr. Lucero gave Chris a second chance at life and with two wheels strapped to the rear of his body, he is now a perfectly healthy and happy piggie on-the-go.

Dr. Lucero, Chris's 'dad', will be working with Kristina Tracy, who's co-authored children's books with the likes of Deepak Chopra and Wayne W. Dyer. "Kids can undoubtedly learn a hell of a lot more from a big-hearted handicapped pig than they can from the likes of their other examples (Justin Bieber anyone?)". Too true. Lucero hinted at some of the things they'll be covering, saying:

It's got a lot of parts to it. My story with him, a story of compassion. His story is about overcoming obstacles and then finally perseverance.

Awwww... who can say anything bad about a cute little pig on a skateboard? The question I have to ask though is will it only be this kind of internet celebrity that gets a book deal in the future? If so, I'd better go find some kind of animal with a schtick I can market...

And if you need a dose of cuteness, you can see the little pig in action here:

Dean Fetzer

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Dean Fetzer is originally from a small town in eastern Colorado, but has lived in London, England, for the past 21 years. After a career in graphic design, he started a pub review website in the late 90’s; He left that in 2011 to concentrate on his thriller writing, as well as offering publishing services for authors, poets and artists. When not writing - or in the pub - he can be found in the theatre, live music venues and travelling.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine June 7, 2013 - 10:05am


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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts June 7, 2013 - 10:19am

Three books? How many interesting things does a pig actually have to talk about?

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 7, 2013 - 11:02am

[Oh my.  My duty as self-appointed culture-critic calls me to now exegize this story.] 

What does this "say" about "America"? 

Umm.  Nothing.  It only speaks of the executive decisions taken by a few select individuals. 

[*phew*  Got off easy this time.]


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SammyB from Las Vegas is reading currently too many to list June 7, 2013 - 12:57pm

I can't handle the cuteness of that pig. I just want to cuddle it, which is probably not a good idea. That said, I don't think I'll be buying any books about it. Good for Dr. Lucero though. I hope he is able to accomplish what he sets out to do.

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bachunderground from DC is reading tea leaves June 7, 2013 - 2:12pm

I can think of worse pitches for a children's book.

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Dorian Grey from Transexual, Transylvania is reading "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck June 8, 2013 - 5:08pm

He's.... so goddam adorable. 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 9, 2013 - 4:48pm

Maybe I'm just mean, but he made it onto the list of animals I want to eat.