Linen Press is excited to have signed up librettist Wendy Waters with her fantastically original debut novel Catch The Moon, Mary.
A magical story about a gifted, vulnerable girl who is both saved and damned by an angel who falls in love with her music and claims it in a devilish pact. With Mary in his thrall, he ruthlessly kills all those who threaten his grand plan to bring Mary to Carnegie Hall where her talent will be hailed as supreme.
Mary Granger grows up shackled to a redeemer-murderer. How can she save her music and herself?
Ghost story, horror story, thriller, fantasy, fairy tale noir, Catch The Moon, Mary defies classification in its originality and exuberance.
Award winning author, singer and lyricist, Wendy Waters writes prose that soars with breath-taking beauty.
Praise for Catch The Moon, Mary
The novel is already garnering much positive press. Here’s what the critics are saying.
Original and scintillating, tantalising and thought-provoking
— Hazel Phillips, author of Black River, Bright Star
— Joshua Rosenblum, composer, conductor, music critic
Read more on the reviews page.
About the author
Wendy Waters is an award winning author, composer, lyricist and librettist.
Born in Queensland, she grew up in Sydney, lived in the USA for six years, travelled extensively, and now lives in Mount Tamborine, Queensland.
In 2011 she volunteered to work with OASIS Salvation Army Crisis Centre in Sydney, motivating musically talented, underprivileged children.
Linen Press will publish Catch The Moon, Mary in September 2015.
Wendy’s comment to Lynn on completion of the editing process of Catch the Moon, Mary is too good not to share.
You have done an extraordinary job of turning an original but strictly fringe market ms into a page-turning, wholly accessible, highly commercial book that will be passed from hand to hand with a “you must read this” branding.
I am proud of our achievement. It’s miraculous.