Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Above is a quick video of the goblin shark. In this video, he's just swimming, looking kind of cute. Just wait until you see the video below. Cute is not a word I'd use for that one! :)

So, I finally get to tell everyone the new title for my middle-grade undersea adventure, which releases Fall 2012! GOBLIN SHARK RISING is an undersea adventure that takes place in Tokyo Bay. Not only will this book take you under the sea, exploring the mysterious world of sharks, specifically the goblin shark, who is over one hundred million years old, with a fantastic jaw that lurches out of its head, but it will also take you into Tokyo, Japan, highlighing this amazing city, and exploring two of its most famous demons! I'm so excited! The book is off to my publisher in one month, so, back to writing!

In this video, the goblin shark or Tenguzame as the Japanese call it, is taking a bite! Don't worry, the diver is protected! Wait until you see this guy take a bite in slow motion! They are named after the Japanese Tengu because of their long beak-like snouts and well, goblinish appearance! 

Right up my alley! :)



  1. So exciting! I didn't know you had another series in the works. :O)

  2. Wow that's so cool! You're awesome, getting so many books out!

  3. Wow, congratulations Hilary!

    That goblin shark will gobble anything! Looks kind of like the creature from the movie Alien.

  4. hi miss hilary! yippeeee! the secrets out!!! :)
    for sure you could put me at number one to read this book. i love the sea and all those creatures. sharks are cool!! for sure i just know im gonna love this book. wow! cool title!
    ...hugs from lenny

  5. Whoa! CREEPY.

    Sounds like the makings of a great story, though.

  6. What a cool concept. Can't wait to read it.

  7. Thanks, everyone! I'm writing furiously! It's going to a productive (and long) month! :)

  8. Anonymous9/03/2011

    Great title for a middle-grade undersea adventure book. Can't wait to see what the cover will look like. Thanks for sharing the YouTube videos about Goblin sharks.

  9. Love the title. Can't wait to read your new series.

  10. Anonymous9/06/2011

    I'm excited to hear about this project.

    And The White Assassin is almost here. Yay.

  11. Are you messing with us? Is this a real type of shark? That last video was really wild. I clicked on a few others on utube and then watched your second one. But your second one seemed to confirm the other ones I clicked on.

    Totally confused and obviously not watching enough TV during Shark Week. :(

  12. Dis-Tur-Bing! I'm going to have sharkie nightmares now!

    Grats on the title! :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  13. Thanks, you guys! It's such an amazing shark! I'm sorry I can't reply to everyone separately. Blogger is being picky tonight! :)

    xoxo -- Hilary


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