This last Saturday I was at the San Leandro Library for an afternoon event and then Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park with the wonderful Suzanne Lazear for an evening event. There was a modest turn out at each, perhaps around 20 people or so. I had a fun time regalling all with silly stories and talking about secret projects, the book industry, steampunk, cover art, and everything in between.
|In San Leandro Library with one of my best and brightest Twitter followers (name withheld to protect the guilty)|
|With Suzanne at Keplers|
If you are intrigued by my crazy pink and black outfit, I have a whole blog post on the subject over on Retro Rack.
I hope everyone has a great time at New York Comic Con (without me, sadness). It seems to have been a busy weekend for all out there in literary land.
I’m sorry to not have a more exciting blog post for you today. I’ve been recovering from some minor surgery recently and the events on Saturday rather tapped my reserves.
Now I must begin to prep myself for . . . book launch! Come on Seattle, let’s see if you can give California a run for its money.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
|Cutest stemapunk ever|
With her “Sophronia” dolls!
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
|DNA Bookcase Arranges Books in a Double Helix (via laughingsquid on tumblr)|
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
|Gail’s home desk, before & after|
PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Awaiting copy edits.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date Nov. 5, 2013.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.
Crudrat Kickstarter going on October 1 ~ 31, 2013
In which Soulless converts a non-reader over on the Other World Diner. “What truly makes the book enjoyable are the characters.”
Quote of the Day:
~ Period Drama: The Young Victoria (2009)Tags: events