Thursday 9 October 2008

The Anthology That Wouldn't Die

It's beginning to feel like TOC week - apologies for one Table of Contents following another, but this one was far too cool to ignore. The TOC for Dead Souls has been announced and it features two Scousers (aka people from Liverpool) - that is me and Mr. Ramsey Campbell.

Okay can someone please pick me up off the floor.

Now, Mr. Campbell doesn't realise it but I think I may have been in his head for some time. Apparently his novel The Face That Must Die features a main character called Cathy Gardner who just so happens to live in Liverpool. Someone (an Editor about ten years back) told me that not only does the character live in Liverpool but in the same suburb as me. I've checked that bit out on the internet (will you just buy the book already) and that part seems to be a no (apparently she lives in Cantril Farm, I don't), though he has written stories based in my suburb (concealed for fear of fans stalking my home - ahem!).

Anyway, here's the TOC (in alphabetical order):

Elizabeth Barrette - Goldenthread
Ramsey Campbell - The Dead Must Die
Stephanie Campisi - The Ringing Sound of Death on the Water Tank
Michael Colangelo - Poseidon’s Claw
Brendan Connell - Black Tiger
Tom English - Dry Places
Paul Finch - June
Catherine J. Gardner - When the Cloak Falls
Ken Goldman - Mercy Hathaway is a Witch
Robert Holt - In the Name
Robert Hood - Sandcrawlers
Sharon Irwin - Begin with Water
Carole Johnstone - The Blind Man
Christopher Johnstone - The Unbedreamed
Lisa Kessler - Immortal Beloved
Lisa Kessler - Subito, Piano
Rebecca Lloyd - Contaminator
Anna M. Lowther - The Price of Peace
Gary McMahon - A Shade of Yellow
Bernie Mojzes - The Collector
T. A. Moore - Genus Loci
Reece Notley - Tatsu
James R. Stratton - Your Duty to your Lord
Michael Stone - The Migrant
Simon Strantzas - More to Learn
Ben Thomas - The Pagans
Bill Ward - When they Come to Murder Me
Kaaron Warren - The Blue Stream
Ron Yungul - The Lords of Chickamauga


Jamie Eyberg said...

Nice, very nice company to keep. Aren't you glad they re-did the book into its current state. I know I am more apt to buy it (puts on growing list (darn all of you good writers out there getting published)

Cate Gardner said...

I am very pleased with the way the book has been repackaged. :)

I still intend to get the other one - which will be full of Viking stories - as well though. Darn my curiosity.

Aaron Polson said...

Ramsey Campbell. I was knocked out when I saw his name. He's definately on my top ten list of short story authors--his collection, Alone with the Horrors, is top shelf material.

Congrats Cate!

Jodi Lee (Morrighan) said...

Congrats, Cate!

Excellent company in that TOC; I love Elizabeth Barrette's work.

Michael Stone said...

You mean Campbell is looking at the ToC right now and thinking, 'Shit, one of my characters has come to life and become a writer!' What a pity you didn't call your story When the Cloak Smothers Campbell or something like that. Is it too late to change it? (c:

Cate Gardner said...

Aaron, I can't believe Mark got him to write something for the anthology. Then again, yes I can because Morrigan Books are definitely a publisher to watch.

Jodi, I haven't read anything by Elizabeth yet. Good to know she's another fabulous name to the list. Jeez, I'm beginning to feel very, very nervous for my little tale.

Michael, I think Mr. Campbell is a little bit spooked - or maybe not. :/)

Carrie Harris said...

You've got to stop posting these things. Because then I want to read them. When am I supposed to get any writing done!?!?

Ahem. Sorry. Just had to get that out. Congrats! :)

Anonymous said...

Some great names on both ToCs. Congrats!

Cate Gardner said...

Carrie, in the words of Stephen King: You can't be a writer if you don't read. See, I'm just giving back. :)

Gustavo, I think I'm turning into a name dropper. ;)

Anonymous said...

And notice I didn't highlight your name like all the other editors do...

Cate Gardner said...

Only because it may have made Mr. Campbell angry. ;)

anna said...

Another bit of curiousness....
I'm from a little town in the USA called EAST LIVERPOOL.

anna said...

Another bit of curiousness....
I'm from a little town in the USA called EAST LIVERPOOL. Guess I'm representing the American Liverpool in this antho!

Cate Gardner said...

YAY! Anna, consider yourself an honorary scouser. :)