Convolution Appearance ~ September 27, Burlingame, CA

I’ll be visiting Convolution on Saturday September 27th.


Convolution Location:

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California, USA, 94010

Gail’s Schedule at the Convention

Noon ~ 1:30 PM Steaming Outside Victorian London
“Not all Steampunk is British. Explore the American and Australian Wild Wests, the African veldt, the Meiji Restoration, etc. Panel will include discussion of themes and related novels and publications”

2:00 ~ 3:30 PM Dragon, Wizard, and Vampire Stories: Their Origin and Development
“Where did these classic fantasy elements begin? How have they changed over time?”

4:00 ~ 5:30 PM Handling Rejection in Writing
“Sometimes your skin just isn’t that thick. How to cope with a chorus of “No” on the path to a “Yes!”

I’ll be hanging out at the bar that evening and happy to sign anything you bring with if you can catch me there, or between panels.

{What is Gail’s Book Group reading for September? Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1870 Seaside ensemble ca. 1870  From LACMA

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
When Victorian Housewives Were Seduced by Seaweed

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
“Let them keep in mind that the purpose of the writer is to amend, and not to offend; to improve her young countrywomen, and not to annoy them.”
~ The Ladies’ Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie’s Behaviour Book
by Eliza Leslie (1864)

Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Releases March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order! Copy edits handed in, awaiting proofs.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.     Release date November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order. Working on second draft.

The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Coming November 4, 2014)
 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

Book News:
Review of one of the Parasol Protectorate books in French.

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