Monday, March 15, 2010

NIGHTSHADE CITY available for PRE-ORDER already! Wah?

So, I edited like a crazed editing maniac this weekend, making sure I had my copy edits done so I could FedEx them back to Holiday House today. I was up to the wee hours of the morning Saturday night, when an author friend of mine, Jill Myles, let me know she spotted NIGHTSHADE CITY on Amazon! Gah!!! How exciting! On top of that, I actually have a sales ranking which means people are buying it! Wuh, already???? Don't stop! Please don't stop! One more thing to make me nuts I suppose! Right now, there is no cover image yet, as the fantabulous Omar Ryyan (Illustrator of Mistmantle covers and way more) is putting on the final touches. Amazon is putting together my "Author Central Page" which I can't wait to see, little ol' me on the big, fat Amazon website! 

I already had a reader email me and ask if Nightshade City was like Redwall or Mistmantle. I'm happy to say it stands on it's own, but if you enjoyed the Redwall or Mistmantle series, I'm also happy to say in a hopeful little whisper, I think you'll enjoy mine too!  

Now I have to finish the second book!!! Back to work for me! Ack!

xoxo -- Hilary

25 comments:

  1. That is so awesome! I starred this post in my google reader so i can remember to pre-order it next time i'm ordering books.
    FUN TIMES AHEAD!

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  2. Falen, you are the sweetest!!! :)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  3. OMG, this is soooooo exciting! Congrats!!!! *happy dance*

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  4. Wonderful! I'll have to get a copy for my kids. Congrats!

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  5. Wow! Congrats, Hilary! You should take a picture of your computer set at the Amazon page with your book in view!

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  6. me is happy that you'z is happy and we'z all can be'z happies!

    cute photo
    ciao!

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  7. So exciting!! Congrats all the way around. Waiting for the cover must be tough!

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  8. LB, Thanks!!!!

    Angie, I hope they heart rats! At least the kind on paper!!

    Kelly, that's such a great idea! I can take a screen shot!!!

    Carmelina!! Ha! Me is happy too!!! ;)

    Jemi! It is tough! I've seen the "almost" cover! It only needs a couple changes and it's done! It's so beautiful! I can't believe Omar Ryyan is doing my cover!!!! He's brilliant all the way around!

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  9. Congratulations. I'm so happy and excited for you. :)

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  10. Thank so much, Sarah! I can't wait to see YOU on Amazon!!!

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  11. How exciting! Congrats!

    The premise of your book sounds great! Having a couple anthropomorphic manuscripts in the drawer, I think it's especially cool! :)

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  12. Dawn,

    That sounds way cool! I love the sound of creatures that can change!!!

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  13. Congrats on finishing your edits. That is a major feat in such a short time. Can't wait to read your book! :) :)

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  14. omg congratulations!!!!!! so exciting!!

    best of luck with everything!!

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  15. Way cool, Hilary! It's coming closer and closer...

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  16. Squee! I am so happy for you! Good luck! :)

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  17. You must be so excited!!!!! Just save the amazon page in favorites so you can go and look at it through out the day!

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  18. So exciting! Did you squee a little bit? ;)

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  19. Congratulations Hilary - sooo exciting! I'm going to Amazon to check it out right now!

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  20. Exciting stuff!

    The red here is hard on the eyes...has anyone else said anything? Ask someone with a big mouth who doesn't care what you think of them.

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  21. Wow! Congrats! NC looks like a great book, can't wait to read it.

    I'm so glad I found your blog, thanks for sharing your success story (in the last post).

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  22. SO.

    EXCITING.

    You know I've already pre-ordered, right? WHOHOO!!!!

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  23. And dat is why I tolerate your mangy possums!!! ;)

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  24. How exciting - congratulations!

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