Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"Jones the Voice" or "King the Fingers"? by Cathy Ace

What reading material is currently on your nightstand?

By way of full disclosure, I have no books on my nightstand. I never do, because I never read in my bed or bedroom. I know that’s where a lot of reading happens, but not for me. Why? By the time I hit the sack around 1am or 2am after my night-shift writing time, my husband and dogs are fast asleep, so no reading for me.

Also, since I had a new book published this week, and I’m at the stressful final-polishing-before-it-goes-to-my-agent stage of a manuscript, I haven’t the mental capacity to read a book by another author at this point . . . I think my head would explode! But on Friday I’ll email the manuscript, and I’ll be flying to Vegas (it’s Superbowl weekend and Vegas is my preferred place to watch the last game of the season before I sink into withdrawal from general NFL-ness) so I’m looking forward to reading one of two Christmas gifts. Each Christmas my husband and I buy each other a book – we don’t plan it that way, but we always do. As you can see, I have a choice: Tom Jones’s autobiography “Over the Top and Back” (yes, I’ve already looked at all the photos, and they have whetted my appetite); Stephen King’s “Joyland” (yes, I feel bad that I haven’t read it yet!). Tough choice!

Both books will make the trip, both will return home with us. Maybe largely unread – it all depends how Vegas-y our weekend becomes. The good thing is I know I’ll get to read them both, soon – and I still have the chance to decide which to read first.WOOT!
Cathy's second WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery, THE CASE OF THE MISSING MORRIS DANCER, was released in Canada and the USA on February 1st. Library Journal reckons it will "...delight M.C. Beaton and Jeanne M. Dams readers..." and Kirkus said of the four softly-boiled PIs "The diverse sleuths are charming." You can find out more about Cathy Ace, her WISE Women and Cait Morgan Mysteries, and even sign up for her bimonthly newsletter, at her website:


Paul D. Marks said...

Congratulations on your new book, Cathy! And have fun with Tom Jones.

What's new, Pussycat?
Whoa, whoa
What's new, Pussycat?
Whoa, whoa...

Sorry, couldn’t resist. :)

RJ Harlick said...

Super congrats on your new book, Cathy.

Cathy Ace said...

Thanks Paul and Robin for your best wishes for the new book...nervous! And I'm delighted I;ve created an earworm for you for the day Paul :-)

Alan Orloff said...

I enjoyed JOYLAND. Have fun in Vegas!

Catriona McPherson said...

You don't read in bed? I can't . . . Sometimes I resent getting up because reading in bed is the best thing in life. Mind you, my bedmates (simmer down: one's a cat) are both very sound sleepers.

Cathy Ace said...

Thanks, Alan - I'm looking forward to it. I gather there are some issues about CBS being available in the area, but am hoping the party we're attending at a casino will have their feed of the game all sorted!

Cathy Ace said...

Hey Catriona - don't get me wrong, I think reading in bed is one of the most perfect states of being - a book in hand, PLUS to be all warm and snuggly and comfy and to have cool corners in which to wriggle one's toes. BUT at night it's impossible, due to Husband needing to sleep (!!) and in the morning, not only am I needing to be up and at 'em, but the dogs have their routine too. Hmm. The trade-off is worth it, though: my life with dogs is just about perfect, so I'll give up the reading in bed. Happily. Woofs and licks.