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Gail is now releasing a monthly newsletter. Click over to her Contact page to sign up for Miss Carriger's Monthly Chirrup!

Gail's next major event in 2014 will be Pikes Peak Writer's Conference. If you are a Colorado Springs local, she hopes to see you there!

Waistcoats & Weaponry is officially available for pre-order!

Gail released the cover art for Prudence, first book in the new Custard Protocol series.

Still no word on what's up with the Italian and Spanish editions of the Parasol Protectorate books. Both publishing houses are in trouble yet may still own the rights to the books. There is absolutely nothing Gail personally can do about this, welcome to the crazy world of copyright.


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 recieved the Prix Julia Verlanger from French readers.


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 soon 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 Carriger

Connecting with Gail ~ Insider Trading Information

It was brought home to me recently, Gentle Reader, that I have been remiss. The thing is (and there's always a thing) I reach out to you in all these different internet venues in all these different ways all the time. So from my end it feels to me like I 'm making everything known to the best of my abilities. And yet, it doesn't always work. I realized that's because I have specific methods of interaction that I know, but are a mystery to everyone else.

So I am going to break it down for you...

Do you want to know about my new releases, kickstarter projects, events, and short stories?
Then you probably want to join the Newsletter or follow my Official Facebook Author Page.
I use these venues specifically to relay only professional information. The Newsletter comes only once a month, so if you want things in a super timely manner than the Author Page on FB is for you. These two communication venues are for people who appreciate sparseness and abhor clutter. They are static, as in, you won't get much interaction from me, although I do try to make certain I check for questions regularly.

Do you want to know everything that interests me all the time, including fun images, quotes from my books, reviews and so forth as it happens?
Then you may want to follow me on Twitter or my personal Facebook Page. This is a lot of content that can be overwhelming to some people, and it moves quickly so you can miss stuff. The difference between the two is that my interactions over Twitter are faster and more consistent than on Facebook. Twitter is my mobile social media of choice, if you @gailcarriger on Twitter I will respond to you quickly. On Faebook things can go for days without my noticing, or disappear into the feed.

Do you want to contact me over a business matter? Invite me to a convention? Ask a long question? 
Please use the calling card feature on my website. Here on the blog works OK, but again my response time can be days (because I don't post every day). Facebook is the worst venue for conducting business of any kind (no easy way to track interactions) and if you use that, I'll send a form letter directing to use my contact page.

Do you want to stalk me (in a nice way, of course)?
Twitter is probably best. It's most likely to be real time me objecting to the world of airports and delayed flights, chatting about my current convention and stuff like that.
Do you want to be inspired by imagery?  
Then follow my Tumblr. It's lots of reblogs of pictures I like from paintings of period attire to fantasy future landscapes to custard recipes to steampunk and the occasional self image or photo of my office and my teatimes, and some of Lilliput. I love playing on Tumblr but it's just that, play time. 

Do you simply want to talk about my books (and other people's) with fellow enthusiasts? 
Then The Parasol Protectorate Facebook discussion group is best.

Are you interested in what I read and my book reviews? 
Then Goodreads is your spot. It shadows this blog and I do respond to messages and comments, but again it's slower than in other venues. However, I keep a reliable record of books I love there both genre and non-fiction and everything in between. 

Do you want to see pictures of me at events with readers and fellow authors?
Then follow my Flickr. I use it mainly for candids. The most recent 20 of which will appear on my website in the gallery section. My use of Flickr is entirely static, I don't follow back and I don't interact with anyone there.

Do you only care about the clothes I wear and the fashion that inspires me and my books?
I have a blog for that, Retro Rack. I post about what I wear to events, what people would have worn to events in the past, how to buy a corset, and soon there will be one all about the dress silhouettes in my three different series. Things like that.

Do you want cliff notes of everything?
That's what this blog is for. It may not be the best for your specific needs but it's kind of my catch all. I try to post here 3 times a week, and it is kept as up to date as possible with regards to events and releases. That said often others will break news first on Twitter since so many insiders in the Publishing Industry hang out there.

So there you have it, kind of overwhelming. But hopefully this gives you an idea of what you can expect from me in the different venues. I want to make it easy for you, so that I'm there when  you need me on the platform you find easiest. That said I think it unlikely I will be on any other platforms. This really is a lot to keep track of!


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Willow Ware Sauser Don Moyer

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Via FB

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Slinging Slang: The Case for Made-Up Words


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.

The Books! 

The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies
 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

Audiobook of Crudrat releasing end of April 2014. Find out more at

Book News:
All Things Rena says of Etiquette & Espionage, “Steampunk awesomesauce!... I look forward to reading a story that is original and I definitely got that here.”

Quote of the Day:
Water-Cure Journal, September 1855

Follow Gail on Facebook & Twitter. Or you can join her mailing list.
She also has a fashion blog ~
Retro Rack.
The best place to talk all things Parasol Protectorate is on its
Facebook Group.