Friday, 17 September 2010

A Bowler Hat full of Awesomeness

I've known about this for some time, but I'm ecstastic to announce that Nathaniel Lambert (author of Sideshow PI: The Devil's Garden, It's Okay to be a Zombie, and the forthcoming The Horribles) has written the introduction for Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits.

It is awesome.

He is also awesome - though most of you possibly already know that.

In other news, I'm struggling with my mailbox man story. It's weaving delightful images in my head but they're not transferring into a workable, non blah plot. Here's the only extract that works...

"Sir, spiders are crawling from your bowler hat, so I'm afraid we're going to have to ask you to leave."

"You can ask," he said. "And yes, you're right to be afraid."

I'm going to let it rest and wait until my heart is desperate to write it. In the meantime, I'm editing my dissolving girl story, only it turns out she doesn't quite dissolve.

16 comments:

Barry Napier said...

Very nice little scene you have there. More, please. :)

katey said...

Until my heart is desperate to write it. God, that's EXACTLY what I have to do, and I never could think of what to call it. <3

Cate Gardner said...

My brain is closed, Barry. :D

<3 Katey

Aaron Polson said...

Characters can only have this kind of conversation in a Cate Gardner world.

(and it's a lovely introduction, isn't it?)

Angie said...

I like that little snippet. Good luck with all your projects!

K.Hinny said...

It sounds like a great scene and the dissolving girl who doesn't quite dissolve is definitely intriguing, Cate!!

Nice to be back and reading you blog! thanks for stopping by mine :D

Have a great weekend!

Ian said...

The fact that it's a bowler makes it truly... awesome.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Eww...spiders : P Always scary!

Cate Gardner said...

It's fabulous, Aaron.

Thanks, Angie

Thanks, Kara

I agree, Ian

Without doubt, Natalie.

Milo James Fowler said...

"wait until my heart is desperate to write it" gets my vote for the best expression of writer's angst this year

Cate Gardner said...

Ha, thanks Milo.

Paula Ray said...

Enjoyed the glimpse...look forward to reading more.

Simon said...

Now entering a whole world of WOOT!

(Great bit of dialogue by the way, Cate)

K.C. Shaw said...

Partially dissolving is more interesting than totally dissolving anyway.

That's a fascinating little snippet. I hope your heart gets desperate to finish it soon!

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Paula.

Thanks, Simon.

I agree, Kate. Completely dissolved girls are useless.

Danielle Ferries said...

I can so relate to "non blah".