Carpe Glitter


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Meerkat Shorts, LLC
Publish Date
5.5 X 0.15 X 8.5 inches | 0.2 pounds
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About the Author

Cat Rambo (they/them) is an American fantasy and science fiction writer whose work has appeared in, among others, Asimov's, Weird Tales, Chiaroscuro, Talebones, and Strange Horizons. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, where they studied with John Barth and Steve Dixon, they also attended the Clarion West Writers' Workshop. They are currently the managing editor of Fantasy Magazine. They published a collection of stories, Eyes Like Sky And Coal And Moonlight, and their collaboration with Jeff VanderMeer, The Surgeon's Tale and Other Stories, appeared in 2007. They live and write in Washington State, and "Cat Rambo" is their real name.


"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." - NB Magazine, Linda Hepworth (5 stars)

"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." - Unnerving Magazine, Eddie Generous

"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." - Roy Freirich, author of Deprivation and Winged Creatures

"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." - Seb Doubinsky, author of The City States-Cycle series

"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!" - Kyle Richardson, author of Beast Heart and co-editor of Behind the Mask

"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." - E.D.E. Belle, author of The Banished Craft

"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." - Jessica Belmont's Blog

"The plot kept me cheering for Persephone and adknowledging the fact that her grandmother was really something." - Michelle Meng's Book Blog

"The perfect pre-Halloween read." - Crystal's Library

"If you like outside the box mysteries with a touch of magic this book is for you." - Chapters Through Life Book Blog