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Gail has returned from the UK, where she was delighted to pick up Patrick Hester's Hugo Award for Best Fancast (SF Signal podcast). All hail the bagel overlord.

Gail has posted some pictures of Sophronia's moors, inspiration behind the Finishing School location.

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? September's book is Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey.

Gail's next event is Convolution in Burlingame, CA. She will be there on Saturday September 27th only.

Will there be more manga? Unlikely.

Italian and Spanish editions of the Parasol Protectorate books are in litigation, both publishing houses are bankrupt. 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 and optioned for TV. Her young adult Finishing School series begins with Etiquette & Espionage and follows the exploits of Sophronia, a young woman who discovers her dreaded lady's seminary is a great deal more than she thought. 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 a full cast audio production of her YA sci-fi Crudrat.


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Convolution Appearance ~ September 27, Burlingame, CA


I'll be visiting Convolution on Saturday September 27th.


Convolution Location:

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California, USA, 94010

Gail's Schedule at the Convention


Noon ~ 1:30 PM Steaming Outside Victorian London
"Not all Steampunk is British. Explore the American and Australian Wild Wests, the African veldt, the Meiji Restoration, etc. Panel will include discussion of themes and related novels and publications"

2:00 ~ 3:30 PM Dragon, Wizard, and Vampire Stories: Their Origin and Development
"Where did these classic fantasy elements begin? How have they changed over time?"

4:00 ~ 5:30 PM Handling Rejection in Writing
"Sometimes your skin just isn't that thick. How to cope with a chorus of "No" on the path to a "Yes!"

I'll be hanging out at the bar that evening and happy to sign anything you bring with if you can catch me there, or between panels.

{What is Gail's Book Group reading for September? Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey}


GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1870 Seaside ensemble ca. 1870  From LACMA

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
When Victorian Housewives Were Seduced by Seaweed

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
"Let them keep in mind that the purpose of the writer is to amend, and not to offend; to improve her young countrywomen, and not to annoy them."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book
by Eliza Leslie (1864)


PROJECT ROUND UP 
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Releases March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order! Copy edits handed in, awaiting proofs.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.     Release date November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order. Working on second draft.



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:
Review of one of the Parasol Protectorate books in French.

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She also has a fashion blog ~ Retro Rack.
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