Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My New Friends???


It's amazing how close we grow to our characters. My new book, GOBLIN SHARK RISING (early 2013) has introduced me to some new friends. It centers around three prehistoric shark clans, the goblin shark, the frilled shark, and the sixgill shark, all very mysterious deep-water sharks that have changed little since the days of the dinosaurs, true living fossils of the sea. Below are some short videos I wanted to share about this creepy, yet amazing creatures. 

 
This is the goblin shark, a rare species, that has a very special skill! Just watch.

This pretty lady is a frilled shark. Look at those rows of 
pitchfork teeth on this eel like shark!

These big fellows are known as Sixgills. They are massive in size and strength, rivaling the great whites, though they live in the deepest depths of our oceans.


24 comments:

  1. Yikes! With friends like that... :)

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    1. Why, Talli, what ever do you mean?? They are cute and cuddly! ;)

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  2. I think that third one was in Star Wars Episode I.

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    1. Ha! I just saw that with the kids! :)

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  4. Anonymous2/28/2012

    With friends like that.... =)

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  5. Whoa, those are cool!

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    1. Aren't they? Give me something considered creepy and I wanna write about it! ;)

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  6. Your new friends are amazing. That first one, with the double mouth--so wild. The second like a beautiful dancer with ghost-like eyes. And the last is just scary, I wouldn't want to come across him. Or any of them, really. Ha. I imagine these guys make fun characters.
    Catherine Denton

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    1. Catherine, they are just a joy to write about! Let me just say, the scariness of our friends the sixgills, does not go unnoticed in the book! ;)

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  7. Mary Peterson2/28/2012

    Wow, these are super cool! I have never heard of ANY of these sharks! LOVE!

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    1. Mary, they are so intriguing, especially since so little is known about them. The goblin is getting some attention lately, due to that video, which is from a Discovery documentary that aired back in 2009. It is because of that very documentary that I wanted to write this book. I was so captivated!

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  8. O_O Oh my. You have a heart of gold, Hilary. I'd be hard pressed to call these guys cute. But I suspect anything would look cute once you get a hold of it. You just have that way about you.

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    1. Your comment just made me laugh out loud! :) I don't know why you wouldn't want to cuddle with one of these little sweeties. You're so picky, Caroline! Ha, ha! ;)

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  9. So looking forward to Goblin Shark!!

    Shelley

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    1. Thanks, Shelley! It's been a lot of work, but well worth it! :)

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  10. Wow, those are some impressive new friends. I'd hate to meet up with them in the deep blue sea. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your WIP.

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    1. Yeah, Susanne, I think they'd rough us up! ;)

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  11. hi miss hilary! woweee! cool new friends for sure. i gotta tell you im some jealous and i bet the rats are too. ha ha. i cant wait til i could read goblin shark rising. i just know its gonna be sooooo exciting.
    ...hugs from lenny

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    1. Ha! Lenny, can you imagine a rat/shark book? I don't know that the rats would stand a chance, except maybe Billycan, of course! ;)

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  12. Wow! Those are some wicked cook sharks! The teeth on that frilly shark were crazy!

    Thanks for sharing the videos with us, Hilary.

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    1. I'm finishing the final chapter now. :)

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  13. I never knew about these different types of sharks. I learned something new.

    I can't wait to read this book.

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    1. Medeia, if I can teach YOU something, I know I'm writing the right book!! ;)

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