If ever any of you have been frustrated trying to get a work published, her story is one that will uplift you. She published two novels back around 2005, and since then had difficulty with this particular novel (both in actualising it and finding it a home). It took her a while to find it a publisher, but she did at the amazing Canadian press ChiZine - a publisher of literary dark SF/Fantasy. Also they have some of the most gorgeous covers in the biz.
So THE PATTERN SCARS has a home now. I have yet to read it, but I am told it is heartbreaking and beautiful and I wouldn't expect anything less.
Congratulations once more, Caitlin, you deserve so much positive karma right now! Your patience has definitely paid off and is truly an inspiration. So maybe I need to listen to my fortune teller a bit more closely . . . :)
About THE PATTERN SCARS: