Saturday, 28 July 2012

Some News from The Trenches

Earlier this year, Jay Eales invited me to write a story for an anthology he was editing set in the Faction Paradox universe and I am pleased to announce that my story, ...and from the tower she did fall will appear in the anthology 'Burning with Optimism's Flames' forthcoming from Obverse Books. Jay has been revealing the authors day by day over at Factor Fiction, although our bios are a little tricky.

Dagan Books have announced a Kickstarter campaign with some awesome perks for backers. My story Too Delicate for Human Form will be appearing in their Fish anthology. (Full TOC here). The beautiful cover is by Galen Dara.

And on this delightful and (after last night's Olympic's opening ceremony) slightly surreal Saturday afternoon I am fixing-up a novella, shuffling some cards around and wondering if I can turn it into a novel but that all depends on if I can find 60,000 more words of plot plus an injection of scare - but I don't have to worry about that today. Actually, forget the injection of scare, I'd quite like an injection of funny. They're a humourless bunch. I think I shall have to invent someone new to shake them up.

In other news, I can currently be seen zooming around my office in my new chair and tomorrow I'm hoping for a rematch of Space Hopper Football with my nephew. I think I'll go for Gold this time.


Simon said...

Happy scooting, Cate, and congrats. And onward to victory in the Space Hopper Finals! :)

Cate Gardner said...

Thank you, Simon. Although, I fear I shall lose as my five-year-old opponent has a lethal kick.

Simon said...

Age and treachery will always beat youth and enthusiasm. Although you're only aged, of course, in comparison to your opponent... :)

Cate Gardner said...

Oh James has far more treachery in him than me ;)

Simon Kewin said...

Great news all round, Cate. Inspiring as ever.

Deborah Walker said...

I could have sworn that I'd commented on this. I certainly nipped over to the link. I must be going mad.

So belated congratulations, Cate.

And wow, the TOC of the Fish anthology looks amazing. I hope they get their kick.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Simon

Thanks, Deborah (and they did :D)