Wednesday 20 June 2012

A Gift to You

It's my birthday today and I've received lots of lovely gifts and eaten cake and it's ham barmcakes for tea tonight instead of a meal because you should get to eat your favourite things on your birthday. Although, not all your favourite things such as Jensen Ackles and books. And come to think of it, why am I not having pancakes with lemon and sugar? Oh yeah, darn diet.

Anyway, it's not fair that I get to receive all of the things today so I am giving away an anthology - Ice Picks, edited by S.S. Michaels. The anthology contains stories by me (The Menagerie of Frozen Birds), Jeremy Shipp, David Dunwoody, Damien Walters Grintalis, Stacey Graham, and others. And all the tales take place in an ice hotel.

To enter, email me at and I'll choose a winner on Monday 25th June 2012.

Oh, and last Saturday after the Twisted Tales event, we were in the pub discussing how awesome Peter Tennant is and I may have shouted 'I heart Peter Tennant, his blog is hilarious'. And it's true, everyone should read his blog, especially today.


Mary Rajotte said...

Happy Birthday, Cate! Hope it's a lovely day across the pond.

Just so you know, I had enough pancakes with lemon & sugar the other day to compensate for your having none. :)

Cate Gardner said...

Thank you for that, Mary. Your sacrifice is appreciated.

Deborah Walker said...

Happy Birthday, Cate. What star sign are you?

I'm a Virgo, but I should totally be a Leo.

Josh Reynolds said...

Happy birthday!

Michael Stone said...

Happy Birthday!

*\o/* *\0/* *\o/*

(I'm the one in the middle.)

Mihai A. said...

Happy Birthday, Cate! May you live long and always joyous! :)

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Deborah. I'm a Gemini and I should be a Gemini.

Thanks, Josh

Thanks, Mike :D

Thanks, Mihai

Simon Kewin said...

Happy birthday! Such a great review, too. Hope you have fun.

K.C. Shaw said...

Happy birthday! I have no idea what ham barmcakes are, except probably they have ham in them, but I hope yours are utterly delicious.

Your birthday falls on the longest day of the year this year. So you have extra time to celebrate!

Aaron Polson said...

Happy birthday, Cate!

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Simon

Thanks, Kate. (And they're just bread rolls)

Thanks, Aaron

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Cate.
One day late, but I do hope you had the day you wished you'd have.

Pete Tennant's review is correct. Your stories are weird and wonderful.


Anthony Rapino said...

Happy B-day, Cate! You're too cool :-)

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Jeff & Tony