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Friday, January 27, 2012

Cars, Illustration Reveals, Blog Tour Soon!

I'm posting a mishmash of things today. Some good deals too! I bought that Nissan Cube! Now, teary-eyed with nostalgia, I must sell my beloved Subaru Forester asap because I need the space in the garage. SO! Anyone in the NYC area in need of a reliable workhorse with a rockin' new Pioneer digital stereo system? Only 3K. My 1998 car has 130 miles on it, but have no fear. In the last few years I've gotten new tires, a new timing belt, new brakes and muffler, and much much more (Have paperwork to show). It is in excellent condition. Email me if you want to see! kitsy84557 (at) gmail (dot) com. Perfect for buzzing to writers' conventions and hauling everything from kids, to books, to your mother-in-law.

Armonk, the peg-legged boy, "fishing" for beetles, by Catherine Stine Copyright 2011

Next, I am thrilled to say that Amazon is finally offering my illustrated YA thriller, Fireseed One at a short-term deep discount--$7.99!!! (down from $11.10) Check out Jay Montgomery's wraparound cover for it, and one of my illustrations, and you'll see why a collectors' paperback is sometimes superior to an eBook. Sometimes.
Art by Jay Montgomery copyright 2011

Also, announcing that starting on Feb 20th, the Fireseed One Blog tour, Blaze Through Winter will commence. What do you think of my banner-in-progress? We make 16 stops on the virtual high-speed blog train to some pretty fabu sites! Stay tuned for deets.

Finally, I hear Fireseed One shamelessly whining for Likers over at his Facebook page. (Somehow, the monstrous five foot tall red flower seems like a guy) If you feel so inclined, he will give you a hug with his winding boughs.

What's up in your world?


  1. Congrats on the new car! And I love when Amazon discounts my books. Less money means more readers. :)

    Today is my cover reveal for TOUCH OF DEATH, so I'm basking in the gorgeous cover Spencer Hill Press designed for me. :D

  2. Your illustrations are simply wonderful, as is the spirit of your posts. Now that I've moved from the frenzy of finishing my novel, I plan to catch up on those books calling out to me (yes, yours is among them). And while you make a good point re: the wraparound cover of 'FireSeed One,' I must say that the illustrations are particularly beautiful on my iPad :-) Will look forward to your 'stops' on the blog tour.

  3. Good luck on your tour! The tour for my first book was about that long, but this time, I've cut it down to ten stops in two weeks.
    And sorry, not on Facebook.

  4. I already like your tall red flower on Face Book. Thanks for the tip about your book's price. It's a good deal. Have fun on your tour.

  5. just gotta say your black and white illustration work is PHENOMENAL!

    thanks for joining our blogfest!

  6. Hey, thanks Vic, looking forward to the Heartthrob blog hop. March 5th, folks!

  7. Go Fireseed One! I can't wait for the next in the series, by the way....

  8. You're up to all kinds of things, Catherine. That's wonderful and tell us how that new car turns out.

  9. I'm not a huge fan of the cube but I like the prius.

  10. My son and I drove to a diner. On the way out, we both looked at the Cube, parked across the street, and then at each other, and broke out laughing. "Space pod!" was the first thing out of his mouth.

  11. Congrats on the new car! And the wraparound cover is just gorgeous!