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Imprudence, the second Custard Protocol book, is available for pre-order. Releases July 19, 2016, other listed dates are wrong.

Would you like to buy foriegn translations? Gail donates hers to Worldbuilders.

Gail's monthly read along for December is Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix, skinflint alternative is Ridiculous by D.L. Carter.

Gail Carriger's Books

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

The Parasol Protectorate Series (1870s * Adult * Completed)
1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless

Soulless Changeless Blameles Heartless Timeless

This popular five books series chronicles the exploits of Alexia Tarabotti, a lady of considerable assets including a large Scottish werewolf, a battle-parasol, gossip, and treacle tart tenancies. Oh yes, and she has no soul.

The Finishing School Series (1850s * Young Adult * Completed)
1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3 Waistcoats & Weaponry, 4 Manners & Mutiny


In this whimsical young adult series, Sophronia is secretly recruited to a finishing academy located in a giant caterpillar-like dirigible in which young ladies are taught to . . . finish . . . everything . . . and everyone . . . as needed.

The Custard Protocol Series (1890s * Adult/New Adult * Ongoing)
1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence (July 19, 2016)

Prudence Imprudence

The British Empire is deflating, only Rue and her marauding team of outrageous miscreants in their high-tech dirigible, the Spotted Custard, are left charging about trying to fix things, loudly and mainly with tea.

Gail´s Short Stories

Audio Books

Obligatory Bio

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes steampunk comedies of manners 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. Miss 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.


Miss Carriger's books are published in eighteen different languages. All thirteen of them are New York Times bestsellers via seven different lists (Mass Market, Hardcover, eBook, Combined Print & eBook, Young Adult, Children's Series, and #1 in Manga). She has received the Alex Award from the American Library Association (for Soulless), the Steampunk Chronicle's Reader's Choice Award in YA (for Waistcoats & Weaponry), and the Prix Julia Verlanger and the Elbakin Award from French readers. In 2012 she was honored with a Starburner Award in Literature for her "contributions to the steampunk community."

The Parasol Protectorate series begins with Soulless 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 deadly than expected. 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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Post Tour Ketchup

Hello my dear Gentle Reader, I realized I had some Important Stuff to tell you and there really was no other way to do it than with one of my Ketchup blogs, so here we go!

Educator Guide for Finishing School books has been updated to include Manners & Mutiny! The guide is really well done - if you are a teacher or librarian take advantage, it's free.

I use the Page 69 Test to talk about how Madame Lefoux/Vieve's character has changed over the two different series. It was really fun.

Character cookie for Madame Lefoux

M&M Related Interviews

Imprudence will be out July 2016. Announcement and details to come. No, it will not come out the week after Independence Day. Questions? Leave a comment below.

Speaking of Imprudence: Cover Breakdown for Imprudence

What is Gail Carriger Reading?

On I talk about Five Books Where Girls Disguise Themselves as Boys

{Gail's monthly read along for November is Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
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Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Huggable Dragons Grow Tea Leaves on their Backs

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
People Generally Are Improving in Their Knowledge of Good Tea: 19th Century America & Tea 

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Fixing These Three Mistakes Could Transform Your Manuscript


  • Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Out now!
  • Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Working third draft. Available for pre-order in the US.

Gail Carriger's Books! 

 The Finishing School Series (1850s ~ completed)
1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies,
3 Waistcoats & Weaponry, 4 Manners & Mutiny

The Parasol Protectorate Series (1870s ~ completed)
1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless

 The Custard Protocol Series (1890s ~ ongoing)
 1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels (1870s)
Soulless Vol. 1, Soulless Vol. 2, Soulless Vol. 3 (Complete at 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:
Paste’s 10 of the Best New YA Reads of November 2015 says: “I’m not ready to let go of Gail Carriger’s amazing Finishing School series, but I suppose all good things must come to an end. The fourth and final book, Manners & Mutiny wraps up all the excitement we steampunk lovers have come to expect.”

Quote of the Day:
Mothers were scary like that. Behind all the nurturing and kisses and hot soup there was a lurking monster who subsisted on the schaudenfreude of its children.
~ Lia Cooper, The Duality Paradigm

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