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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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San Diego ComicCon Swag Reveal


So not everyone can go to San Diego Comic Con, Gentle Reader. I know this. I didn't go, for example.

But what did the luckies get?


Only these adorable Prudence fans. Aren't they the cutest? Love them! The Orbit peeps are so very inventive.

My fab publicist hides behind the fan

Hopefully there will be more around and about at some of my launch events. I may get a stack to give out as prizes on this blog. Also I believe they will be at New York Comic Con.

@jlks77  Fave #SDCC2014 swag of the night.

@pyroblaze18  Most useful #sdcc swag ever!

{What is Gail's Book Group reading for July? Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause ~ YA werewolf from before it was a thing}


GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1896 Parasol  Mikhail Perkhin, 1896-1903  The Victoria & Albert Museum

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Pocket Watch  Movado, 1910  Sotheby’s

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Traveling in Style- Mrs. du Pont's Travel Case, c. 1920 via Two Nerdy History Girls

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  


PROJECT ROUND UP 
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Edits handed in. Release date March 17, 2015. Not yet available for pre-order.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.   Finished rough draft, cutting and trimming begins soon. Release date early 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


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Quote of the Day:
“Overhauled for the size of his knee-buckles, and the exorbitant ruffles on his shirt, and the costly silk lace to his hat.”
~ Around the Tea Table, by T. De Witt Talmage (1875)

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