Saturday, 16 May 2009

It's hard to gulp with a sore throat...

Why write when you can play around with your blog?

I've updated my Bibliography page and hopefully made it that little bit more accessible. I've put a dividing line between then and now (if you read my last post you'll know what I mean). If you didn't, it doesn't really matter.

I'm getting excited and very, very nervous (what if nobody likes it?) about my chapbook. The edits are done and at the moment it looks like 'The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon' will be published in July. I should have cover artwork soon - it's difficult to gulp and yay at the same time. In the meantime, here's the blurb:


The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon by Catherine J Gardner

"It is important to show no signs of madness even when the world about you is clearly insane…

Olive Lemon is determined to discover what lies beneath the polished veneer of her town. When the Mayor bans citizens from venturing into the grey streets of the neighbouring suburb, a tantalising place of tattoo parlours and screams, Olive’s world begins to snap apart like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.”

20 comments:

Rebecca Nazar said...

Irresistible--congrats again! Any hints on what will be on the cover?

Catherine J Gardner said...

I have no idea. Eek!

Aaron Polson said...

So exciting! Take care of that throat so you can give a proper Huzzah! in July.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I can't wait!

K.C. Shaw said...

I hope you feel better soon! You need to be in top shape to fully appreciate the chapbook. It sounds completely cool, and July is not too long to wait for it!

Angela said...

I'll Yay! for you!

Congratulations and I hope you feel better soon!

Natalie L. Sin said...

Tattoo parlors can only bring good things ; )

Catherine J Gardner said...

Aaron, you'll hear my huzzah! in Kansas.

Jamie, me neither - I am soooooo sad.

Thanks, KC.

Thanks, Angela.

Natalie, I wholeheartedly agree.

Danielle Ferries said...

Very exciting. Can't wait to be buying a copy.

Danielle Ferries said...

Oh, and of course I hope you feel heaps better soon :)

BT said...

Sounds very cool - I'll be one of the first in line to buy.

Any chance of organising them to be signed?

And I feel for you in your illness. Unfortunately I know excatly what you're going through :c(

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Danielle.

Thanks, BT. At the moment it doesn't look as if the actual books will be signed but I am going to have some related goodies made that will be signed (waiting on the artwork so that I can send them off) and will have some copies of the book myself which I will of course sign for anyone who wants a copy (p&p free - I have access to postage :) )

katey said...

I cannot wait to see this-- the blurb is somehow even cooler than the (ridiculously cool) title.

It's going to rock, seriously.

Jodi Lee said...

I can hardly wait for Olive, Cate! And I do hope you're feeling better soon... *hugs*

K.C. Ball said...

Sore throat? Kitchen remedies are the best, so try a jigger of OLIVE oil or chew on a slice of LEMON.

Sorry; I couldn't resist.

Best wishes on the chapbook, Cate!

Carrie Harris said...

So awesome! I can't wait to see it!

Barry Napier said...

Once again, congrats on this acceptance. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Mary said...

Sounds fabulous, Cate. Big congrats! Looking forward to July! :)

Catherine J Gardner said...

I'll take your word for it, Katie. :)

Thanks, Jodi.

LOL! Thanks K.C.

Thanks Carrie, ditto Barry.

Welcome back to the blogsphere, Mary. You've been missed.

Angela said...

Sounds like a great blurb! Congrats!