Thursday, 29 July 2010

Theatre of Published Books

Drumroll please... (I ask for a lot of these but this time it's appropriate)

Theatre of Curious Acts is to be published by Hadley Rille Books as a novella in 2011.

I am sooooooooo excited.

Theatre is my NaNoWriMo novel from 2008. Originally it sat at just over 50,000 words, but after a recent rejection from a publisher (that story expands a little) I edited it down to 42,000 words.

Last week the original publisher (who shall remain unnamed but I will say, they're an awesome company) contacted me to ask if Theatre was still available, and that if it was they'd like to publish it. I went into a panic. Then I calmed down. Then I contacted Hadley Rille, explained the situation and they offered to read Theatre right away and the rest as they say, is history. Quite literally...

Nineteen-year-old Daniel Cole returns home from the Great War wanting the world to end. His brother and parents are in their graves. Nothing is the same. During a performance at the Theatre of Curious Acts, Daniel and his old friends, fellow soldiers, are lured into a surreal otherworld. Travelling through this strange land they come upon  the four horsewomen of the apocalypse, dragons, the steam trains of the Anabiosis station and their ghostly passengers, ancient warriors and a pirate ship waiting to ferry them to the end of the world.


Now Daniel must fight to save a world he wants no part of, and worse, he is about to fall in love with Death.

Many, many thanks to Eric T Reynolds and Rob Darnell.

Now I shall have cake.

34 comments:

Simon said...

Woot, squee yee-ha and woo-hoo! Also woop woop . And anything else I've forgotten.

Congratulations Cate! I am hugely, massively chuffed for you. Enjoy your cakeathon and try not to increase your dress size ;-)

Simon said...

Oh, and fandabidozi. I knew I'd forgotten something. :D

Kate said...

Fantastic news - Hadley Riile are a great publisher and Eric's a pleasure to work with - well done you!

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Simon. :D

Thanks, Kate. And I'm already discovering that about Eric.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Have cake and eat it too. : ) Congrats!

Cate Gardner said...

I will, Rebecca :D

Aaron Polson said...

HUZZAH! How magnificent! Plenty of cake. I might have to eat some, too. ;)

Jamie Eyberg said...

That is Fantastic! Eric and Crew have put out some excellent books (I have several on my shelf). I can't wait to add yours to the read pile (again) ;)

K.C. Shaw said...

Woot! That's fantastic! Congratulations--Hadley Rille is a great publisher!

Do you know when it will be released? Because I'm dying for a copy!

Cate Gardner said...

Aaron, please do.

Thanks, Jamie :D

Some time in 2011, Kate. I know they have lots of fabulous books coming out. :D

Corinne said...

That. Is. AWESOME.

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

Mary Rajotte said...

Congrats, lady! That is fantastic news!

L.R. Bonehill said...

Absolutely fantastic news, Cate.

Barry Napier said...

Fantastic and well deserved news! Hey, my wife actually made a cake last night. I shall have a slice at lunch in your honor!

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, guys. And Barry, enjoy your cake.

Adam Blomquist said...

Awesome. You're completely making it happen Cate, soooo exciting! Congrats!

Brendan P. Myers said...

Terrific news, Cate! Love Hadley Rille. Class acts all the way.

Continued success!

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Fantastic news...can't wait to read it!

onipar... said...

Whoa! Congrats, Cate! Awesome awesome news. pretty soon I'm going to have a whole shelf of first edition Gardners. :-D

Robert said...

Awesome!

katey said...

I just love Hadley Rille-- I couldn't be more excited for you. Or, in my usual selfish way, for myself, because I get to have a copy of this. I've been wanting it since you put it all together during that Nanowrimo-- what was it? Two years ago?

That's a long time to want something. Yay for you, because you are AWESOME. And yay for me because I get your awesome, finally!

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks all :D

Damien Walters Grintalis said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Damien.

K. Allen Wood said...

Sweetness! Congrats, Cate. =)

Andrea Allison said...

That's fabulous! I bet you did one awesome happy dance.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Ken. Thanks, Andrea. :D

Rabid Fox said...

That's fantastic news. Congrats. All the better it should be something from NaNoWriMo, as I think this is only the second time I've heard of someone's project from that going on to be published. Excellent stuff.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Fantastic : )

Rich said...

Superb news and fully deserved. Well done Cate!

Danielle Ferries said...

Congratulations, Cate, I am so happy for you. It's bloody excellent news!

Carrie Harris said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!!

I'm so excited to read this one.

Cate Gardner said...

Thank you :D

Laura Eno said...

Congrats and WOOT!