Saturday, 20 September 2008

The Wolf Dude and I are in envy mode

I'm in a happy, happy mood... I almost have a title for The Poisoned Apple II - Okay, let me rephrase that. I thought I had the perfect title for TPAII but it garnered a raised eyebrow and an 'are you sure', so the brain is still ticking over.

Anyway, I'm browsing the aisles of Asda (large British supermarket known as Walmart in the US) and I come upon the little dude below. I had to have him. He has a strange walk (like me) and a gruff voice (unlike me) and sings rather badly (yep, just like me). I'd like to show him moving and singing on video but a) I can't upload videos to my computer and b) he's a doll, I mean you're not exactly missing out. Anyway, he is now my inspiration for the fearsome Wolfram Lavoisier in the above book. Oh, and the title relates to him and the more I think about it the worse it sounds.



Next we have two fabulous books that arrived in the post this morning from Morrigan Books. I squealed when I saw the parcel and I'm not even in one of them. At this juncture in the post let us take a moment to think of poor old Frog and his Mail Order Bride who are yet to find a home. *Cough Cough* to the people at Hotel Guignol where the story is currently submitted (along with, I imagine, many other Voices rejects). This book contains, among others, a story by the fabulous K.V. Taylor. 'The Mirror' is set in room 105. Katey, I am insanely jealous - the book looks awesome.

The other book is How to Make Monsters by Gary McMahon. A collection of 14 short stories - and kudos to Mr. McMahon, for whom among us doesn't want a collection of their stories in print.




And here we have the cool Wolf Dude and the spines of the books - because I love spines of books and I'm loving my Wolf Dude.


21 comments:

Brenda said...

He's...a...cute...grin...

Good luck with coming up with a title...I'm sure Wolf Dude will be a great inspiration...but you may have to wait until a full moon before he shares his ideas...grin..

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ooh, checks the internet for the next full moon...

Jamie Eyberg said...

I'm liking little Wolf Dude. Good luck with the title. I'm horrible with them.

Kim Kasch said...

I love Wolfie.

Thanks for stopping by. It's nice to have cyber-friends out in the world.

katey said...

Cate, some day we are going to meet. And your AMAZING Wolf Dude (are we calling him Wolfram too? I love that name!) and my Van Tango are going to get together for a beer.

Also: Whoa. I haven't gotten mine yet. Or... wait! Maybe I have!

Whoa.

*runs out to check the mail*

Natalie L. Sin said...

Those covers rock!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Jamie - I normally have a title early on but this one is determined to avoid me. Darn it.

Kim - Ditto.

Katey - Has it arrived yet? Has it arrived yet? Has it arrived yet? Mark is in the UK at the moment (in the county next to mine) so I think that's how I got my copy so quick. Yay, for visiting editors.

Natalie - Morrigan Books is definitely a name to watch...

katey said...

Waaaugh no love for me! Yeah though, a friend of mine in York just told me she got hers today as well.

*twitch*

Michael Stone said...

They sell those little smeggers in Asda? My wife insists on Tesco, but I might just have to put my foot down and tell her I don't care if Every Little Helps I want To Pocket the Difference!

Me, affected by advertising? Never.

K.C. Shaw said...

Your wolf dude is so awesome! Maybe he will inspire you to come up with the perfect title (not that you really need inspiration).

Catherine J Gardner said...

Katey - EEK! There's nothing worse than other people have a book and yours hasn't arrived yet. Any day now I'm sure as the post between the UK & the US is usually speedy.

Mary said...

LOVE your little Wolf Dude!

I was in Teso yesterday and treated myself to a Construct-A-Bot figure of Eve from Wall-E. :)

Catherine J Gardner said...

It just goes to prove we never grow up. :)

Demon Hunter said...

Okay, Wolf Dude is creepy.

Wish you luck with coming up with a title. I love coming up with titles. Sometimes I come up with titles before I come up with a plot...lol. :-)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Yeah, I often have the title first too - but this darn one has been alluding me.

Barry Napier said...

Every time I see the cover for Voices, it makes me remember that sweet sweet pain of having been shortlisted and then politely rejected. (sniff sniff sob)

Oh, and bitchin wolf dude

Catherine J Gardner said...

Yep, it's a bittersweet experience (and will be joined by a couple more anthologies next month).

markdeniz said...

Glad they got there ok and hope you enjoy them both.

That wolf is a bit impressive isn't he and I think he looks at home next to the books too!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Mark, I'm sure I will.

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