Wednesday, March 3, 2010

WRITERS: RATS VS POSSUMS...The Throw Down is ON!!!


WRITERS: FOLLOW JEN K BLOM & HER POSSUMS!


(Someone needs to update their picture, e'hem!)


For months now there has been a RAT VS. POSSUMS throw down brewing between me and writer, Jen K Blom! And now that my good buddy has announced the sale of her debut, the throw down can officially begin!


Have you ever met one of those glittery people you just immediately take a shine to (despite their possum obsession)? Well, my good friend and fellow writer, Jen K Blom, is one of those special people!


As luck would have it, my buddy Jen's debut middle grade novel, Possum Summer, has been sold to Holiday House Books, coming out fall of 2011, right along with Nightshade City's sequel, Billycan! Now you all know how I rave about Holiday House, so it was crazy to me when my very best German bound bud, received an offer from them to buy her debut just last week! Even more providential, her shiny, new editor turns out to be my amazing editor, Julie Amper! What are the odds? Jen loves her agent, Marlene Stringer, as much as I love Marietta, so we have to plug her too!


So, long story short, follow this girls blog if you don't already! Jen is not only an amazing author, but hysterical and insightful! She has a cool husband named Soren and a there is an 80% chance her cat is plotting to kill her (jealous of possums perhaps?)! Jen not only just got her first book deal, but she has a baby coming any day now! So please shoot over to her blog with some warm congrats to her and the possums and little Izzy who is about to make her debut soon and follow, follow, follow her blog (mine too)! :)


The moral of this story: Rats rule, possums drool!


xoxo -- Hilary

36 comments:

  1. Marla Rhoe3/03/2010

    How cool! Congrats to Jen!!!

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  2. Ha! I've been waiting for this cage match for a looong time. :) And I don't know, Hilary, but it's hard to resist those melting possumy eyes and wee hat...

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  3. Oh, Hope! How could you say such things??? That's utter madness! (Rats rule! Ha!)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  4. Congrats! How exciting! :)

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  5. Well it's about time you two get a chance to throw down! Just play nice, because the children are watching!

    By the way, Hilary, those have to be the gosh-darn cutest rat and possum I've ever seen! How you got a hat on it, I'll never know . . .

    I'm not choosing sides. You're both very special ladies, and I hope Rats AND Possums rule the middle grade market! (You two have great tour potential). ;-)

    Teresa

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  6. LB, Maybe this will be you soon! Then will have rats, possums AND fluffy kitties!

    Teresa! You knew it was coming! I'm hoping soon we can throw some of your fallen angels into the brouhaha! Now that would be interesting!

    Sharon, as long as your laughing WITH me!!! ;)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  7. Stacey Olson3/03/2010

    Awesome! I love your cute animal pics! Can't wait for your's and Jen's books to come out!

    ~Stacey

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  8. Congrats! Exciting times for you :)

    PS. What is it about you and rats!

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  9. Wendy, I love cute and creepy and I think rats have a little of both in them! When I wrote Nightshade, rats just became the natural choice! I didn't even think about it! I've always wanted to write about them...so I did! Plus, they beat possums by a mile! Rats are clever and resourceful, while fat ol' possums just play dead!!! Ha, ha! ;)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  10. Your recommendation is good enough for me. Heading right over there. :)

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  11. Awesome to connect with you, Hilary! Just signed up to follow you on Twitter too! Congrats again on your book release!

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  12. This is the throwdown of the century!!

    Rats vs. Possums....which side will triumph?

    The suspense is killing me!

    Shelley

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  13. DL, good man! You won't be sorry!

    Jody, congrats to you too! Your book sounds AWESOME and I lurve the cover!!

    Shelley, it's gonna be a bloodbath (possum blood that is)! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!! ;0

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  14. I just have to say when I was a vet tech I helped save a baby possum and raised him (even though we named him Petunia) until he was healthy enough to release into the wild. So, I love possums. Hands down, they win. ;)

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  15. Karen,

    What a sweet story! You get a pass on your love for the possum! Okay, I love them too, but what fun is life if you can't poke and needle your friends! :)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  16. Congrats to Jen!!!

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  17. Congrats to Jen! :D

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  18. Kelly, Danyelle, Jen is just so awesome! Follow her blog, if only to make fun of her possums! Ha, ha! :)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  19. YAY FOR POSSUMS!

    How is it you always post on a day that I have to go to the hospital! Could it BE that you are a-killin' me with your POSSUM HATE?

    HMMMMMM????

    (xoxo)

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  20. Rats vs. possums -- I don't know, both rodents look kind of cute in those pictures.

    This is such good news. I love hearing about debuts.

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  21. Congrats to Jen - a debut book and a new baby. Wow! It just doesn't get any better than that.

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  22. Oh, and I love your blogs! I'll be following them both from now on.

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  23. JKB, I'd say something snarky, but I lurve ya and I think you off having Izzy! Where are you possum girl!

    Mediea, You are a debut novelist too! I can't wait to read YOUR book! Congrats to you too!!

    Susan! I know, book, baby! I really think Jen is off having her baby now! She is awfully quiet again! Usually she's a chatty Cathy! I just hope little Izzy is does not come out a possum!! And if our blogs every disappoint you, clearly Jen and her shady possums are to blame, not me and my wonderful rats!!! ;)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  24. Hilary~

    It's so nice to meet you! You have a fab blog, and I'm so happy to hear your debut novel is coming out soon! This awesome post about Jen is so sweet and I was as excited for her as I read as I am for you. I look forward to following both of you as your stories continue to unfold!

    Thanks for following me!

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  25. Congrat to Jen!

    Thanks for stop by my blog and for following! :)

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  26. Abby, I love to follow awesome writerly and bookish blogs! Thank you right back, lady! :)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  27. lol this is a great post! congratz on the book
    a little friendly rivalry is always good

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  28. Bring it on. LOL. Congratulations to Jen. I'm heading over to her blog right now. :)

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  29. Thanks for the follow. I love your blog. I'll visit often.

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  30. W TUTTE LE DONNE DEL PIANETA
    il resto chiacchiere
    ciao Michele pianetatempolibero

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  31. Rats! Possums!

    You and your mates getting all published - FANTASTIC! Congratulations to one and all! Yay!

    I'd love a rat and a possum. It's about time I get a furry friend I could put in my ample pockets and take with me sightseeing.

    Your blog is fab - especially the red writing on black!!

    :-)

    Take care
    x

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  32. Lucky me - 2 great new blogs to follow today :)

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  33. Love new blogs! Oh...and is it bad that I adore both rats and possums...and I might be buying a ferret and a chinchilla?!?! :)

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  34. Interesting debate! They are both nocturnal and will eat just about anything, and there are many other similarities. Am happy to see that there are people who are fond of both. Will be looking into reading more of these animals.

    Just wondering if the rat's a boy because he's not wearing a bow?

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