Friday, February 19, 2010

It's Official! Sequel to Nightshade City--BILLYCAN, coming October 2011!

How can I possibly sleep tonight?

My waiting to hear has ended! It's official! BILLYCAN: Book II of Nightshade City, will release fall of 2011, one year after my first baby debuts (yes, I'm referring to Nightshade City as a baby)! I'm so excited! My publisher, Holiday House, has just been fantastic! I can't believe me and my rats landed at such a prestigious children's publisher, who opened its doors in 1935! Yes, 1935! Can you believe that? Now that's something!

Thanks again to Marietta Zacker, Nancy Gallt, Julie Amper and all the folks at Holiday House! As promised, the rats WILL be sending chocolates! Don't worry, they didn't make them! ;)

xoxo -- Hilary

34 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing news.

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  2. Congratulations, Hilary!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!

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  3. Suzy and Casey! Thank you sooooo much! It's been crazy! Yay! :)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  4. So, so wonderful Hilary!! I can't wait to read it! And as a family that is a huge fan of rats...it will be a family favorite, I know!!

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  5. Lindsay,

    Thank you so much! Rats rule, cats drool! (I do love kitties, but I have to say that!) :)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  6. that is SO awesome! congrats!!!

    and you always have the MOST adorable pictures!! i just want to snuggle with that little guy!!

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  7. I just saw this on Twitter. Many congrats! Wow. Two sold before the first comes out. Uncommon?
    Take care!

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  8. Woohoo!!! Yay Hilary! Congrats!!!!

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  9. Congratulations! You should send rat-shaped chocolates. Or chocolate covered rats. Something rat and chocolate related. Yes.

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  10. How exciting!!! YAY!

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  11. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

    I KNEW IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Fantastic news! Congratulations!

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  13. We all knew you could do it! Congratulations!

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  14. Woohooooo! Congratulations, H-bomb!

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  15. YAY for you!!!! That's awesome news. Big smiles sent your way.

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  16. Awesomeness!!! Congrats, girlie!

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  17. Congrats! Your hard work has paid off and you spend your time not writing, here, encouraging us to shoot for our own stars.

    You're a class act, I tell ya.

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  18. Congratulations Hilary! I'm so happy for you :) Can't wait to read BOTH books!

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  19. Kristin, Aren't my ratties so sweet! Billycan is NO sweetie though! ;)

    Margo, I was so surprised, you have no idea!

    I'm writing Part II of the sequel now, yikes!
    Tabitha, thank you my darling!

    Simon, that's exactly what I've been looking for! The UK sells a ton of mice/rat shaped chocolate! Don't ask me why! Not much in the states though...hmmm.

    Michelle, thanks so much! Sooooooooo excited! You are to nice!! :)

    JKB, you are an awesome friend, even if your shady possums frown at my sweet little ratties! ;) Ha, ha!

    Kathryn, Thank you! Your words mean the world to me!!!

    Teresa & The Tart, all of us along with JKB will (must) get together soon! I gotta hug my girls!!!!!

    DL Hammons, Big smiles received and much appreciated!

    Christa, Can't wait to see YOU in print someday soon!

    Jonathon, Your words totally warm my heart! Thank you!!!

    Sara, Thank you! You are too sweet & I may have to recruit you for my book trailer!!!

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  20. CONGRATULATIONS Hilary!!! Those rats are going to ROCK! Can't wait to meet them!

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  21. WOO-HOO! Hurray for the rats! And for the talented mommy!

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  22. Congratulations!!! That's wonderful news! :)

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  23. Hi Hilary - I found your blog from Gen Ching's (we became friendly on facebook). First of all a huge congratulations to you!!! That is such wonderful news about your books! I just became your new follower here and on twitter. I know this is such a busy time for you, but I was hoping sometime in the next week or so you might be able to answer a couple of questions for me which I'll send in an email. Your story sounds awesome, I can't wait to read it - I also love your rats, they are adorable! Cheers! Susan

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  24. that's great!! great blog :)

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  25. Soooo excited for you, Hilary. I've loved the excerpts I've read of your work and I'm sure my kids will, too. Good work! -Kelly

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  26. Congratulations! How exciting! I am so happy for you:) Thanks for visiting my blog:)

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  27. Wow! Congratulations!

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  28. Congrats on your accomplishment--that must be very satisfying.

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  29. Wow - that's exciting. Congratulations! That means they're committing to your books, which must be a wonderful feeling.

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  30. Hey guys, sorry to be responding late to these. I've been under the weather, but I'm back!

    L&L, You will meet them soon! I promise!

    Corey, you are so sweet! Mommy has talent? I needed that!

    Marie, Thanks Marie! I feel like I won the Amazing Race!

    Susan, Hi Susan! So glad our email exchange was helpful! Gen is so awesome! I heart her!

    TheLittleFlower, That seriously makes me feel so good! Thanks Little Flower!

    Kelly, I hope they do! Thanks for keeping up with the excerpts it means the world to me!

    Christine, Thanks for visiting mine too! :)

    Melissa, Thanks so much! It's crazy town around here!

    Slamdunk, Other than my marriage and kids, it's the most awesome thing ever!

    Theresa, It feels so good! Like Sally Field, "They like me! They really like me!" ha, ha! I'm on cloud 1000!

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  31. That's so exciting! You're on a roll!

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  32. Elle, rolls are so much fun, even if you get a ton of bruises along the way!

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  33. Okay, that's just the cutest darn picture of mouse I have ever seen.

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  34. I expect they do! Thanks for keeping up by means of the excerpts it indicate the earth to me!
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