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Reading Guide for Etiquette & Espionage now available to teachers, students, librarians, parents, and other interested parties.

Participate in Gail's monthly book group read along? August's book is Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti.

Gail's YA SF audiobook Crudrat is up for sale to the general public on crudrat.com.

Gail will be in England most of August. Her next events are Nine Worlds Aug. 8 ~ 10, 2014 (London, Heathrow area), Nottingham Waterstones Aug. 12 at 6:30 PM, & LonCon 3 Aug. 15 ~ 17, 2014 (London, Docklands area). She has now posted some 2015 events.

The Italian and Spanish editions of the Parasol Protectorate books are in litigation. Both publishing houses are in trouble. Even if we manage a reversion it's rare that another house picks up a series mid-publication. Conclusion? Unlikely to continue in these languages.


Books

Gail Carriger currently has three book series, all set in her whimsical steampunk meets urbane fantasy vision of the Victorian past.

The Parasol Protectorate Series

Beginning with Soulless, these five books chronicle the exploits of Alexia Tarabotti, a lady of considerable assets including large Scottish werewolf, battle-parasol, gossip, and treacle tart tenancies. Oh yes, and she has no soul. These book are all completed and released in the USA.

The Finishing School Series

Sophronia is secretly recruited to a finishing academy located in a giant caterpillar-like dirigible floating over Dartmoor in which young ladies are taught to . . . finish . . . everything . . . and everyone . . . as needed. Book the First, Etiquette & Espionage, released early 2013 with three more to follow.

The Custard Protocol Series

The British Empire is deflating, only Rue and her marauding team of outrageous miscreants in their high-tech dirigible, the Spotted Custard, are still charging about trying to fix things, loudly and mainly with tea. The first book, Prudence, is due to release on March 17, 2015!

Gail´s Short Stories

Audio Books


Obligatory Bio

New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London. Gail's books are published in over a dozen different languages and she received the Prix Julia Verlanger from French readers.

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The Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless. Soulless won the ALA's Alex Award and has been turned into a graphic novel. Her young adult Finishing School series begins with Etiquette & Espionage and follows the exploits of Sophronia, a young lady who discovers her dreaded lady's seminary is a great deal more than anyone realizes. In the Custard Protocol series, beginning with Prudence, Rue and her crack (or possibly cracked) dirigible crew get into trouble around the Empire on behalf of queen, country, and tea. Gail also has kickstarted a full cast audio production of her YA sci-fi Crudrat.


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This Month's Book Pick ~ Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti


This month, those of us in the book group, will be reading Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti. So far the book group has read some space opera and some YA paranormal, I thought it was about time we delved into steampunk. I chose Clockwork Heart for several reasons:

  • It's different from my own work in that it's not alt-history steampunk, but alternative planet steampunk. I  feel like this style of steampunk is underrepresented and offers a very rich tapestry to explore.
  • It starts out with a woman flying. How cool is that?
  • The third volume in the series comes out at the end of next month and I figured this would give me enough time to maybe the second and then, hopefully, buy the third when it comes out.
  • It seems very well regarded among bloggers who also like my books, so I'm hoping you like it.

I'll be in England for most of this read along. I will have the book with me. I have an interview with Dru to post before I leave, but the blog will be holding my programming schedule for the duration of my trip As always, if you want an active discussion Skye moderates my fab Gooodreads group and you can talk about it there or on the Parasol Protectorate Books Group on FB. Of course, as always, please do feel free to leave a comment here as well, I simply won't be able to respond until I get back.

{What is Gail's Book Group reading for August? Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti. Next month is Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey}


GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
The Club Hotel by Ministry of Design

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
The rejection letters: how publishers snubbed 11 great authors


PROJECT ROUND UP 
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Releases March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order! Edits handed in, awaiting copy edits.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.   Finished first draft. Out with Beta readers. Release date November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order.



The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Coming November 4, 2014)
 The Custard Protocol Series: 1 Prudence (Coming March 17, 2015)
The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
Soulless Vol. 1, Soulless Vol. 2, Soulless Vol. 3
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only) Marine Biology, My Sister's Song, & Fairy Debt; The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar

Book News:
AnneArundel Library reviews Etiquette & Espionage in a YouTube video.

Quote of the Day:
“The genuine Bostonian is satisfied. He rises moderately early, goes to business without any especial haste, dresses comfortably, talks deliberately, lunches freely, and goes home to his family at plausible hours. He would like to have the world made better, but is not going to make himself sick trying to cure the moral ailments of others.”
~ Around the Tea Table by T. De Witt Talmage (1875)

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