Saturday, 28 March 2009

© Cathy Brett 2009
I've been flicking through my archive this week - old sketchbooks, artwork and book projects put on hold. Found this, my gran's wartime memoir. It would be great to work on it again and I might actually find the right voice this time. I was never able to decide if it was a 'Dear Diary' thing or an annotated photo album. Whatever, it's probably too odd to ever find a publisher. It doesn't fit a genre, unless I make it more of a graphic novel. I guess that's possible. Also not sure if it's a love story, a family saga or a thriller.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009


...and these blokes are up to no good. They have extreme violence on their minds!
'Scarlett Dedd' © Cathy Brett 2009

It'll get worse!



© Cathy Brett 2009

You have been warned!




© Cathy Brett 2009

© Cathy Brett 2009
This is Scarlett, the subject of my second book, 'Scarlett Dedd'. She's dead (obviously), as are her family - a multiple poisoning tragedy. You'd think death would put an end to her strange and creative teenage ambitions but, as her friends soon discover, it's just the inspiration she needs. It's a story that's not for the squeamish. There's lots of blood, vomit, broken limbs, severed heads and some serious haunting!
'Ember Fury' © Cathy Brett 2009 Published by Headline 06.08.09
© Cathy Brett 2009
Here's the blurb from the back cover to give you a taster: 'Having celebrity parents isn't as hot as it sounds. Yes, there's money to burn, fame and some totally smokin' guys... but when your dad's more interested in blazing a trail to the top of the charts than why you got kicked out of school, again, it can make you seriously angry. And if there's one thing Ember knows, it's that the smallest spark of anger can ignite a whole heap of trouble...' Yeah, you guessed it! Em is a bit of a pyromaniac.

© Cathy Brett 2009
Welcome to my new blog. I chose this illustration because it sorta explains how I feel right now. I'm in a stolen car, speeding towards an adventure, heart pumping, brain buzzing and nervous that pretty soon someone is gonna guess I'm a fraud, call the fuzz and put a stop to my fun. That's what it's like having my first book published. Thrilling but scary. 'Ember Fury' has been part of my life for more than two years. The thought that, in just over four months time, lots of other people will be able to read all about her is mind-blowing.