My dear Gentle Reader, I will be at Pikes Peak Writer's Conference for the rest of this week. I'm looking forward to it, they already have a drink named after me and I haven't even arrived yet!
The event takes place in Colorado Springs, CO April 25 ~ 27, 2014 (Colorado Springs Marriott 5580 Tech Center Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80919). I'll be traveling most of the day tomorrow and generally unavailable while I am there.
|Brown Willow Ware|
If you are local I hope to see you there. They are keeping me very very busy indeed so I have no time to meet outside of the event.
Here are the details...
FRIDAY ~ April 25
11:30 am Welcome Lunch ~ keynote address
2:30 pm ~ 3:30 pm Workshop: The Gothic Roots of Steampunk
4:00 ~ 5:00 pm Read & Critique 123
5:30 pm Faculty & Staff Mixer
6:45 pm Dinner & Reception ~ keynote speech
SATURDAY ~ April 26
9:10 am-10:10 am Panel: Mythbusting Keynotes (Q&A session)
11:45 am Lunch ~ hosting table
1:15 pm-2 pm Booksigning
4:45 pm-5:45 pm Workshop: Humorous Characterization
7:00 pm Awards Dinner ~ hosting table
SUNDAY ~ April 27
12:30 pm Farewell Lunch ~ hosting table
2:00 pm-2:30 pm Interview with Patrick Hester
Speaking of travel, I encountered this little gem recently... (I'm in the middle of an edit pass so I'm only reading non-fiction primary sources for 1850-1900)
"...there are persons who indulge themselves in astounding acts of rudeness, [for example] the supposition that a hotel is only a tavern..."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book
by Eliza Leslie (American 1864)
A hotel only a tavern? I know truly the height of rudeness!
GAIL'S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|1833 Ladies' Cabinet Date- Thursday, August 1, 1833 Item ID- v. 14, plate 57|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
|Checkerboard at Bouquets to Art 2014|
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third. November 4, 2014. Cover art to come.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Finished rough draft, cutting and trimming begins in July.
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First: Rewriting now, release date March 17, 2015.
Lizz the Librarian says of Etiquette & Espionage: "What I love about this book: [Sophronia] is an awesome character with flaws and personality. She is truly three dimensional. Plus, the awesome school, interesting characters, and the whole steampunk vibe make this a fun and different read (who is getting burnt out on dystopian novels - this girl!)."
Quote of the Day:
|Water-Cure Journal, May 1855|
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