Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! GOBLINS LIVE!

I can finally announce! My middle-grade fantasy novel, CITY OF GOBLINS, will be published!!! WooHoo! Remember when I told you I was working on a super-secret book proposal?? Well, that was it!! Back in April, I had lunch with Mary Cash, the VP and Editor-in-Chief at Holiday House, and told her my idea I had for a new book. She told me to quit blabbing and start writing! So, back in September, that's exactly what I did!

CITY OF GOBLINS is a middle-grade adventure fantasy that takes place in modern-day Tokyo. It combines the legend of the Japanese Tengu, an ancient winged goblin and patron of martial arts, with the mystery of what lies in the murky fathoms of Tokyo Bay. Fulfilling an ancient prophecy, a thirteen-year-old boy, Yuji, must join forces with creatures of the deep in a battle to save Tokyo and the sea itself.

Release proposed for Spring of 2012! So excited! Major thanks to Marietta, my uber agent and of course everyone at Holiday House! Tokyo Disney here I come!

xoxo -- Hilary

42 comments:

  1. So exciting! Congrats, Hilary!

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  2. Hilary, that's fantastic! I am so happy to see your career take off--you totally deserve it :)

    Keep'em coming!

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  3. You're on a roll! Awesome and congrats!!! :O)

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  4. Congrats! Also that sounds awesome! I'm super excited to read it

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  5. Congratulations! That's wonderful news!!!

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  6. Thanks everyone! There are no rats in this book, so I think I might go into some sort of shock! :)

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  7. Excellent news, Hilary! So happy for you. Can't wait to read it!

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  8. Shana Turk2/01/2011

    Great news! I love books that place in other countries!

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  9. Very cool! Love the idea, and I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

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  10. THAT IS AWESOME, Hilary! Congrats!

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  11. Congrats. Makes me think maybe I should stop reading blogs and get to writing. Best wishes! I love middle grade.

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  12. HUGE Congrats, girl! I'm so happy for you!

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  13. That's great! I can't wait to read it!

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  14. Oh, that's so great, Hilary! Congrats!

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  15. That sounds like an amazing story! Congratulations! And thanks for your help with my query over on Matt's blog. :)

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  16. Terrific news, Hilary! Congratulations!

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  17. WOW miss hilary!!! thats just my kinda book for sure. its got a neat adventure and i loooove sea creatures cause im part fish. and yikes a winged goblin! how cool is that! for sure im gonna be the very first one thats gonna get that new book. i cant wait!!!
    ...hugs from lenny

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  18. Congratulations! Sounds like you're on a great roll!

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  19. That sounds like a great book! Congratulations!

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  20. WOW Hilary, CONGRATULATIONS!

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  21. Wicked awesome news! Congratulations! (Hugs)Indigo

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  22. That's so exciting Hillary! I can't wait to read it. And hopefully some more Nightshade City too.

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  23. You are on a roll!! Congratulations!

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  24. Congratulations, Hilary! It sounds great!

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  25. Whoo Hoo! Congrats that is excellent! Good job.

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  26. Team Rat and Team Tengu! Congratulations on your exciting news.

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  27. I gotta say, Elaine, I LOVE BOTH OF THOSE! ;) I like TEAM TOKYO!! :)

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  28. Great news. Hilary. Congratulations. :)

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  29. Congratulations! That's terrific news.

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  30. Donna Milward2/03/2011

    Congrats Hilary!

    You're really on a roll!

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  31. Wow! Look at you go!!! Congrats! :)

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  32. Congratulations, Hilary! Very exciting news! Sound so different from Nightshade City, but just as fun. Looking forward to reading!

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  33. Congratulations, Hilary!!!!!!

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  34. Congratulations!

    You're a diverse writer...from rats to goblins. :)

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  35. Fantastic news! That's great news.

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  36. Sounds like an amazing book! Congratulations. :D

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