Saturday, 20 June 2009

Happy, Happy Birthday

On this day last year, Edward Lupak accepted my story 'Through the Warped Eye of Death' for Sand. A very nice thing to do on a girl's birthday. This year, the fabulous R. Scott McCoy, perfectly timed the arrival of the first print issue of Necrotic Tissue. Woot! Which of course wins him the 'Best Editor of the Year' award. If you want to share the title with him, please send an acceptance today. You have until midnight to comply (I'll honour all time zones). :)




My name's on the cover!!! Stands up to prove she can still shake her butt.




If you haven't ordered your copy yet, do so now. It looks fantastic. The issue includes stories by Horace James, Justin Pilon, Jason L Keene, Jeremy Kelly, and Doug Murano.

29 comments:

Simon said...

Congratulations, Catherine, and Happy Birthday!

Rebecca Nazar said...

Happy, Happy Birthday and Congrats!

K.C. Shaw said...

Awesome way to celebrate! Congrats, and happy birthday!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Again, have a Happy Birthday (how young are you now?) and I can't wait to read your story.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Hey, Happy Birthday, Cate and great news about the story. I look forward to reading it when my copy arrives.

Aaron Polson said...

Well happy birthday to you. What a gift!

Jameson T. Caine said...

Happy Birthday and congrats!

katey said...

Happy birthday, and congratulations! Can't wait 'til mine gets here... mmm better actually check the mail today :D

Josh Reynolds said...

Ditto everything everyone said before I got a chance to say it. Happy birthday and congratulations!

Kim Kasch said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! Happy Birthday to YOU! Happy Birthday Dear Catherine, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

Believe me, you're happy that wasn't an audio clip.

And a HUGE CONGRATS!!!

Natalie L. Sin said...

*ogles name on cover*
Its so....shiny.

Brendan P. Myers said...

Wonderful, wonderful, Catherine, and Happy Birthday!

Horror Girl said...

congrats! have a great birthday!

Jeremy Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Cate! Wow you got your copy of NT so soon! Now my OCD will encompass checking the mailbox every five minutes along with my email and twitter!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes. :D

BT said...

Sorry I'm late to the party - again. Might have something to do with being on the other side of the universe and me not working on a Saturday.

Still...

Happy birthday. All together now - twenty one today, twenty one today, she's got the key to the door, she's never been twenty one before..

No please, no applause required. If you won't tell anyone I can't sing, I won't tell anyone you're not 21 - shhh - just between you and me ;c)

Oh - and congrats on NT. Can't wait until I get my print subscription, but then that always takes longer to arrive on the other side of the universe as well!

:c(

Catherine J Gardner said...

Cheeky. I'm only 20. :)

Damon Lord said...

(Coming in late) Happy Birthday!

Adam Blomquist said...

Congrats and s happy belated birthday. The first print issue should be in my mailbox soon, I'm excited to read the story.

Danielle Ferries said...

Congrats and Happy Birthday and I've added it to my list of books to buy.

BT said...

I wasn't being cheeky at all - don't you have to be 21 in most states over there to drink? Well, because you're only 20. I was trying to get you a drink!

See, perfect logic.


(keeps digging...)

abrokenlaptop said...

Happy Birthday yesterday! What a fantastic gift to receive. It's a beautiful cover. :)

L.R. Bonehill said...

Congrats! Oh, and Happy (belated)Birthday.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, guys and gals. :)

Jeremy D Brooks said...

(Note: "Happy Birthday" is copyright protected in the U.S., so I have to sing happy birthday to the tune of Beethovens fifth symphony)

Hap-py Birth-Daaaaaaaaay
Hap-py Birth-Daaaaaaaaay


(and so on...)

Matthew Baugh said...

Wow! Good news doubled! Congratulations and many happy returns.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Matthew

Carrie Harris said...

So awesome. I'm doing a belated birthday butt shake in your honor.

Doug Murano said...

Congrats on the pro-pay in this issue! And thanks for the shout out in your post. It's exciting to be up there on the cover.