Wednesday, 10 August 2011

This may all be a dream...

The signature sheets for 'Barbed Wire Hearts' (Delirium Books, Nov 2011) arrived today, and the signature sheets for 'Nowhere Hall' (Spectral Press, any day now) should arrive tomorrow. I've pinched myself a dozen times. I'm sure it's a misprint or I'm trapped in a dream or some other such nonsense. This isn't real life.

In other news. Two more reviews of Nowhere Hall have appeared on the web...

Brilliant! I can honestly say I've never read anything quite like this before. It is original, thought provoking, and makes me crave her upcoming Delirium Books release... It is a layered and tightly woven chapbook that has more depth than many novellas I've read this year. You can read the full review by Jassen Bailey at The Crow's Caw.

Nowhere Hall struck me as a very intimate tale. The writer exposes Ron's emotional core, his inner most thoughts and feelings are laid bare...Spectral Press has delivered another classic tale. You can read the full review by Pablo Cheescake  at The Eloquent Page.

Thank you to both Jassen and Pablo for reading my wee story.

My short story 'His Name Carved on Empty Space' was due to be published at Every Day Fiction today but the site is moving servers so the story will (I believe) now be appearing in September, which is probably a good thing as I don't think I can take any more awesomeness today. Heck, I even got a free smellies set in work today.

Seriously, pinch me.

18 comments:

shadowflame1974 said...

Congratulations hon and continue the awesomeness!

Deborah Walker said...

That is so cool, Cate.

AnthonyJRapino said...

*Pinch, pinch.* See, it's real! Super-congrats (that's 6.3 times better than a normal congrats) on the awesome reviews and releases! You'll be famous yet. :-)

Aaron Polson said...

Not a dream, Cate. You are made of awesome!

James Everington said...

Brilliant, congratulations.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Sarah

I know, Deborah :D

Ouch, Tony!!!!

And candy floss, Aaron

Thanks, James

Lee said...

Excellent! So excited for you, Cate!

Josh Reynolds said...

You are, quite possibly, the coolest lady I know. Congrats Cate!

Mark West said...

Very cool!

Danielle Ferries said...

Absolutely fabulous reviews! I can't wait to read both. And you shouldn't need to pinch yourself, you're in no dream. This is your reality. Woot! :)

Ray said...

congrats - can't wait to read them

Cate Gardner said...

Me too, Lee.

I'm totally hip, Joshua.

:D Mark

Thanks, Danielle

Thanks, Ray

Milo James Fowler said...

Great news, Cate!

Simon Kewin said...

Many congratulation - completely awesome!

K. Allen Wood said...

I picked a great year to buy a novella subscription! First Lee, now you and James Newman! Hell yeah.

Ellie Garratt said...

It's not a dream - it's real! Congratulations!

Carrie Harris said...

Good lord. And once again, I feel woefully SLOW.

Huge congrats!!!

Richard Baron said...

what an amazing year your having. And well deserved it is too. Very much looking forward to 'Barbed wire hearts.' Great title again :)