May122014

Returned from LepreCon

Hello my dear Gentle Reader, I have returned from the wilds of Mesa, Arizona and LepreCon 40.

Guests of Honor via ‏@IcyCosplay twitter ~  self with @steamcrow @HandVDesigns

Mesa was an odd sort of place where the weather listed for my final day was: Dust. I don’t know why but I found this hilarious.

However, the company was charming, if unvaried, and I poodled about meeting several long-standing chums and readers for whom it was a first time pleasure for some and a lovely reunion for others.

with Dan

My favorite parts of the program were the panel on branding, the signing line, and of course, the tea party and informal chat.

via ‏@LepreconInc twitter ~ Tea Time with @gailcarriger

Thanks so very much to all of you who made the effort to see me. I am so sorry if I missed you this visit. Hopefully, next time.

And now, back to work with me, I have an edit pass to finish and a deadline to make.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

with two of my readers via Cassie Zweig ‏Twitter @cmzweig

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

by the pool

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Curling irons for a man’s moustache

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
“In introducing yourself give your name audibly; or what is still better, if you have a card about you, present that; and she should do the same in return.”
~ The Ladies’ Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie’s Behaviour Book
by Eliza Leslie (1864)

PROJECT ROUND UP 

Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third. November 4, 2014. Cover art to come.
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Print pass (3rd edit) now, release date March 17, 2015.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.   Finished rough draft, cutting and trimming begins in July.

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
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only) Marine Biology, My Sister’s Song, & Fairy Debt

Book News:

Loot from LepreCon

Quote of the Day:
“He was still trying to cope with the fact that the angelic, ponytailed heroine had unexpectedly transformed into a peculiar creature with pink hair-curlers dotted all over her head and an old-fashioned white nightdress which covered her in lace from neck to wrist to ankle. It gave the overall impression that she was a large, queenly piece of sharp-cornered furniture.”
 ~ Ink Black Magic (Mocklore Chronicles) by Tansy Rayner Roberts

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