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We are thrilled to present the cover for Cat Rambo’s upcoming novelette, Carpe Glitter. We think you’ll love taking this sentimental journey through with Persephone Aim, as she discovers a magical WWII artifact in her grandmother’s belongings and faces one of the biggest decisions of her life.

Carpe Glitter

Carpe Glitter

2019 Nebula Winner Best Novelette!

What do you do when someone else’s past forces itself on your own life? Sorting through the piles left behind by a grandmother who was both a stage magician and a hoarder, Persephone Aim finds a magical artifact from World War II that has shaped her family history. Faced with her mother’s desperate attempt to take the artifact for herself, Persephone must decide whether to hold onto the past—or use it to reshape her future.

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Praise for CARPE GLITTER

  • Linda Hepworth, NB Magazine (5 stars) – “A revelatory joy to read and especially … the various ways in which the author combined numerous fantasy elements and dark humour with an exploration of complex family relationships. In a psychologically convincing way, and with well-depicted characters, she demonstrated how, following a death, secrets will often emerge which enable survivors to make better sense of their history.”
  • Damien Lawardorn, Aurealis Magazine (issue 127) – “Brief and enchanting, Carpe Glitter captures magic and mundanity in its tale of family conflict.”
  • Unnerving Magazine, Eddie Generous – “A multi-layered situation boils together generational family struggles, hoarding, and a robot in a way that’s compelling, interesting, and totally fun. Quick pacing. Good dialogue. An unexpected ending that’s satisfying and final.”
  • Roy Freirich, author of Winged Creatures – “Casually audacious, this novella eases into deep strangeness so persuasively because it’s so rooted in the real—here the edgy bond of mothers and daughters and their power over each other. The writing gently but completely and irresistibly pulls you in . . . before it shocks you.”
  • Seb Doubinsky, author of The City States-Cycle series -“Cat Rambo’s Carpe Glitter is a delightful mix of vintage horror and contemporary dysfunctional family issues. Think Shirley Jackson meets American Horror Story,  and enjoy the spooky ride like I did.”
  • Kyle Richardson, author of Beast Heart and co-editor of Behind the Mask – “Cat’s attention to detail pulls you so convincingly into Persephone’s world that you can practically smell the dust and feel the grit wafting off the pages … it lured me in gently, then the rails fell off and everything went bonkers, and I couldn’t stop turning the pages. Imaginative and captivating!”
  • E.D.E. Belle, author of The Banished Craft – “This suspenseful little novelette is tiny and fleeting (like glitter!) – perfect if you need a break or a night to escape. It’s about a search through Grandmother’s mystical items, a complex family dynamic, dark finds, and a symbolic question. It’s sensory, interesting, and delightfully weird.”
  • Jessica Belmont’s Blog – “With beautiful writing, a twisty plot, and a fantastic main character, what’s not to love about Carpe Glitter? Highly recommended and definitely in the running for my favorite read of the year.”
  • Michelle Meng’s Book Blog –  “The plot kept me cheering for Persephone and adknowledging the fact that her grandmother was really something.”
  • Crystal’s Library – “The perfect pre-Halloween read.”
  • Chapters Through Life Book Blog – “If you like outside the box mysteries with a touch of magic this book is for you.”

Praise for Previous Work by Cat Rambo

  • Ysabeau Wilce, author of the Flora Trilogy (Praise for Hearts of Tabat) – “a beautifully written book, lyrical and poetic, and it  lingers in the mind long after the last page is turned.”
  • Publishers Weekly (Praise for Beasts of Tabat) – “a fascinating world of magic, intrigue, and revolution.”
About the Author
Cat Rambo

Nebula, World Fantasy, and Endeavour award nominee Cat Rambo's published work includes 200+ stories, two novels, five collections, a cookbook, a travel guide, and two books for writers, Moving from Idea to Draft and Creating an Online Presence for Writers. She runs The Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers, which offers live and on-demand online writing classes aimed at speculative fiction writers. She is a two-term President of the The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. Find links and more information at www.kittyrumpus.net
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THIS YEAR’S AWARDS SUMMARY, so far!

Huge congratulations to these winners and finalists:

  • CARPE GLITTER by Cat Rambo, Nebula Award Winner (novelette)
  • INTO BONES LIKE OIL by Kaaron Warren, Bram Stoker Award Finalist (novella),  Shirley Jackson Award Finalist (novella)
  • COLLISION by J.S. Breukelaar, Shirley Jackson Award Finalist (collection),  Shadows Award Finalist (Collected Works)
  • “Ava Rune” by J.S. Breukelaar, Shadows Award Finalist (short fiction)


And we’re still crossing our fingers for these fine works that are in the running:

  • INTO BONES LIKE OIL by Kaaron Warren, Aurealis Award Nominee (horror novella)
  • COLLISION by J.S. Breukelaar, Aurealis Award Nominee (collection), Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Finalist (collection)
  • “Like Ripples on a Blank Shore” (from Collision) by J.S. Breukelaar, Aurealis Award Nominee (fantasy novella)


And finally, honorable mention goes to these fine works which were longlisted:


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Aurealis magazine reviews cat rambo’s carpe glitter

We were so pleased to read the review of Cat Rambo’s CARPE GLITTER (a nebula finalist!!) by Damien Lawardorn in the latest Aurealis Magazine (issue #127). We have shared an excerpt below but hope you’ll check out the full review in the magazine, which also always has a wonderful selection of fiction and non-fiction.

Carpe Glitter is one of those stories where an absent character is the most memorable. The grandmother, Gloria Aim (once a famed stage magician), looms over the text, haunting the hallways and the family’s history alike. Gloria’s powerful nonpresence dominates the story. A part of this comes from her role as the agent of dispute between three generations of women.

Damien Lawardorn, AUREALIS MAGAZINE

Carpe Glitter

Carpe Glitter

What do you do when someone else’s past forces itself on your own life? Sorting through the piles left behind by a grandmother who was both a stage magician and a hoarder, Persephone Aim finds a magical artifact from World War II that has shaped her family history. Faced with her mother’s desperate attempt to take the artifact for herself, Persephone must decide whether to hold onto the past—or use it to reshape her future.

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NB Magazine Gives Cat Rambo’s Carpe Glitter 5 Stars

We were thrilled to see Cat Rambo’s CARPE GLITTER get 5 huge stars at NB Magazine! We hope you’ll take a minute to read the full review.

I found this story a revelatory joy to read and especially loved the various ways in which the author combined numerous fantasy elements and dark humour with an exploration of complex family relationships. In a psychologically convincing way, and with well-depicted characters, she demonstrated how, following a death, secrets will often emerge which enable survivors to make better sense of their history.

Linda Hepworth, NB MAGAZINE

Carpe Glitter by Cat Rambo – NB

What do you do when someone else’s past forces itself on your own life? Sorting through the piles left behind by a grandmother who was both a stage magician and a hoarder, Persephone Aim finds a magical artefact from World War II that has shaped her family’s history.

Carpe Glitter

Carpe Glitter

What do you do when someone else’s past forces itself on your own life? Sorting through the piles left behind by a grandmother who was both a stage magician and a hoarder, Persephone Aim finds a magical artifact from World War II that has shaped her family history. Faced with her mother’s desperate attempt to take the artifact for herself, Persephone must decide whether to hold onto the past—or use it to reshape her future.

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