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Antonio Banderas Kat

A Post Chock Full of Awesomeness

Posted on 2009.05.17 at 11:43
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I made my first sale! Woo hoo! My fantasy story "The Secret Ingredient" will be published in the October issue of the anthology Shelter of Daylight. I'm so excited! It still doesn't feel quite real, and I suspect it won't until I'm holding the issue in my grubby little hands.

In other news, our century plant, or agave, is putting out a bloom. The neighbors' agave started about a week or two ago, and I suppose our agave figured it was a good idea and started its bloom also. The cool thing is that the stalk grows at an amazing rate... several inches per day! And the stalk can grow as high as 20 feet. I doubt ours will get anywhere near that tall, though. The sad thing is that once it blooms, the plant dies. I just wish I had a time-lapse camera set up. Anyhow, here's what it looked like yesterday afternoon:

The garden is slowly taking shape. So far I've got romaine lettuce, red onions, leeks, chives, celery, and cilantro growing. I'm waiting on the other lettuce, carrots, and broccoli to start. I talk to the garden. I encourage the plants to grow. Like the neighbors needed another reason to think I'm weird....

And for the big finale... last night I had dinner with Sonny and Cher and Stevie Nicks. We were serenaded by Elvis Presley. And next door some transvestites were having a party. Yep, just a typical Saturday night.


Katherine Sparrow
ktsparrow at 2009-05-17 18:53 (UTC) (Link)
That's wonderful! Congrats!
kannibal_kat at 2009-05-17 19:56 (UTC) (Link)
stephan_laurent at 2009-05-17 18:54 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations, that's just wonderful news!
kannibal_kat at 2009-05-17 19:56 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
jsridler at 2009-05-17 19:03 (UTC) (Link)
KICK ASS! Keep up that momentum and congratulations!

kannibal_kat at 2009-05-17 19:57 (UTC) (Link)
Ellen Denham
ellen_denham at 2009-05-17 23:46 (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on the story! If that's the one you read at the TNEO Slam last year, I remember it well and enjoyed it very much.
kannibal_kat at 2009-05-18 04:47 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Yes, indeed, that's the same story.
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kannibal_kat at 2009-05-18 04:47 (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Thanks!
tina connolly
tinaconnolly at 2009-05-18 01:03 (UTC) (Link)
Hurrah for the first sale!!!
kannibal_kat at 2009-05-18 04:48 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
todd_vandy at 2009-05-18 07:16 (UTC) (Link)
Triple congrats!
kannibal_kat at 2009-05-18 13:46 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
eljaydaly at 2009-05-18 07:47 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on the sale! That must feel good!
kannibal_kat at 2009-05-18 13:47 (UTC) (Link)
hildebabble at 2009-05-18 14:09 (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Be sure to let us know when it hits print.
kannibal_kat at 2009-05-19 00:47 (UTC) (Link)
Will do, lady!
ellevate at 2010-03-07 22:49 (UTC) (Link)
Your first sale was to an anthology, no less -- Sweeet!! You are kicking ass and taking names, Miss Missy!! Can't wait to see it!!
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