Jun152015

Announcing the Final Cover Art for Manners & Mutiny!

Here, at last Gentle Reader, is the finalized cover art for the last Finishing School book, Manners & Mutiny.

When a dastardly Pickleman plot comes to fruition, only Sophronia can save her friends, her school, and all of London… but at what cost? Our proper young heroine puts her training and skills to the test in this highly anticipated conclusion of the rousing, intriguing, and always polished New York Times bestselling Finishing School series!

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I’m delighted with the final cover. Those of you familiar with the first (leaked & unfinished) cover can see the background has changed to be much more bold and linear. To me the vertical striations (la, would you look at me trotting out an old favorite archaeology term?) foreshadow tears at ending of a series, but also the chronic rain of Sophronia’s moor, not to mention certain other key events in this, the final book.

From my end, this book is finished. I’ve handed in proofs and while there might be a bit more back-and-forthing over perfecting publicity language and which sample chapters to drop, essentially my end is done.

Can you believe it? That’s two series in the bag, Gentle Reader. Two! Squee!

{Gail’s monthly read along for June is: Uprooted by Naomi Novik}

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Le Conseiller des Dames Date-  Wednesday, June 1, 1853 Item ID-  v. 36, plate 53

A fashion plate from Sophronia’s time.

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Political Spying in 20th-century Britain

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
“I can’t help but to write, I have a inner need for it. If I’m not in the middle of some literary project, I’m utterly lost, unhappy and distressed. As soon as I get started, I calm down.”
~ Kaari Utrio

PROJECT ROUND UP 

  • Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Releases Nov. 3, 2015. Available for pre-order! In production.
  • Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Working rough draft, about 1/2 way.



The Books! 

 The Custard Protocol Series
 1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence
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:
So Many Books, So Little Time says: “Waistcoats & Weaponry was such brilliant fun that I didn’t want to end. Bring on book four!”

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~ Six Word Memoirs

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