Apr142010

Reading & Signing At Borderlands, Short Story, & an Interview

CHANGELESS Book CoverI had a wonderful time reading, chatting, and signing at Borderlands in San Francisco on Saturday. A nice collection of people, some of whom I actually didn’t really know, turned up despite the horrendous traffic and impossible parking. The lovely staff laid on several pots of delicious tea and there was battenberg for the assembled to try imported all the way from England.

I revealed grave secrets which, should they turn up on the internet, I will, of course ignore or deny. But it is a good idea to come to one of my readings if you can, there is much I am not permitted to put in writing but I have a big mouth in person. Just saying, is all . . .

I am hoping some of you who could not make it to this event will be able to come to the SF in SF this Saturday (April 17th). Blake and I are a kind of walking talking debacle in action, so it should be disastrously hilarious. It is also the evening before the New York Times Bestseller List officially drops. Squee!

Cover art for the Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance II

I’ve written a short for this book, called Marine Biology, and it’s not what you’d normally expect from me. The book is due out in England in October. I don’t think there will be an electronic version.

I also have a short interview up over on the Neth Space.
NS: If Soulless were a fortune cookie, what would its fortune be? How about Changeless?
GC: Soulless: Hold on to your parasol, there’s a wax man in your future.
Changeless: Don’t look under the kilts.

Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Tea whimsy
Your Tisane of Smart:
Do we want steampunk to go mainstream?
Your Writerly Tinctures:
More on the ebook madness.

Lily’s review says, “All in all, I absolutely adored this story. It has a touch of various elements: the paranormal, science, romance, steam punk with some Victorian flair thrown in. When combined these elements produce an enthralling and original story.” (On a complete aside, how much do I love the name “Lily”?)
SPOILER ALERT! Changeless blurb gives away ending of Soulless. Smexy books likes the second installment, “Soulless was on my top of 2009 list last year and Changeless is going to make an appearance this year. Gail Carriger has an adorable voice. The way these characters talk and interact are absolutely charming. I could probably find a favorite quote on every single page.”
Changeless is also being subjected to the Page 69 Test.
Out September 1, 2010! Even bigger SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first.
Super Secret Project H: Time to start writing the beast.
Super Secret Project F: Revised first three chapters, waiting on beta.
CAKE in Space: Trunked.
VanderMeer’s have announced the table of contents.
Short “Marine Biology” turned in.

Quote of the Day:
“The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof shit detector.”
~ Ernst Hemingway

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