Nov62017

Gail Carriger Invades Denmark, Some Thoughts

First, thank you all so much for your support of my new book, Romancing the Werewolf. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to see people talk about it and show picture of it on ereaders all around the world.

And on that note…

I just returned from a trip to Denmark (I might have stealth visited another country, too). What a beautiful place! So clean and full of Danes with serious faces and towering cheekbones.

Here are 7 things that I learned about Denmark…

1. Denmark is a land of neutral clothing. Everyone wears black, grey, and navy. Accent colors are burgundy, army green, and blush pink. That’s it. No deviation. It’s easy to spot tourists because of this. Houses, however, are another matter.

2. Certain words are hilarious in Danish.

3. In fact, Danish itself is rather hilarious. And also rather mocked by other Europeans.

4. The Danes bike everywhere, at very high speeds.

5. In fact, it felt like, in Copenhagen, more people commuted by bike than by car.

6. Rufus Gifford, former Ambassador to Denmark under Obama, is most likely a Gail Carriger-style vampire. (Apparently he is much beloved by the Danes.)

7. I am reliably informed that Beta Readers in Denmark are called Shadow Readers. Isn’t that wonderful?

Found this lovely little SF/F bookstore in Copenhagen, stocked my books & new about the Locus awards! (Waves at Ditte.)

In other news…

I met my Danish translator at the book festival and she told me that Soulless was the hardest book she has ever had to translate. Which I took as a profound complement!

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In Other Travel News

I just might have started a podcast! (I know, but I love them soooooo much, I wanted to join the party.) It’s all about travel with my friend and fellow writer Piper J Drake.

It’s called 20 Minute Delay

And you can listen to a sample.

Coming soon to iTunes!

Coop de Book: Gail’s monthly read along for November is Romancing the Werewolf.

OUT NOW!

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Romancing the Werewolf ~ A Supernatural Society Novella by Gail Carriger is now available in digital form (print & audio to follow).

Gay reunion romance featuring your favorite reluctant werewolf dandy, the return of a certain quietly efficient Beta, and some unexpected holiday gifts.

SCRIBBLES ROUND UP

  • Meat Cute ~ A Parasolverse Short
    Status: Rough draft complete. Layaway.
    Possible anchor short story for Secret Project A or SS collected/omnibus in 2018 or 2019.
  • TOC ~ San Andreas Shifters #2
    Status: Writing Rough draft.
    There’s a bartender with a mysterious ability and a big scruffy werewolf with a powerful crush. Gail is contemplating shifter food trucks ~ Do it raw! Sometimes we wiggle, sometimes the food does.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Frederick Carl Frieseke, Lady with a Parasol, c 1905

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Bifi Roll XXL with mini salami – Biffy would approve?

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

The Case of the Small Shoes —a.k.a. Survival Bias: No, people were NOT “just smaller then.”

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

36 Inspirational Home Office Workspaces That Feature 2 Person Desks

Book News:

Desiree Schwartz via FB

Quote of the Day:

“He spoke with a certain what-is-it in his voice, and I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.”

~ P.G. Wodehouse

Questions about Gail’s Parasolverse? There’s a wiki for that!

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4 Responses

  1. KC Montgomery said:

    Dear Lady,
    You have traveled rather extensively it seems, have you ever considered doing a book of your travels? I imagine a book filled with photos of things you saw, snippets of your thoughts and observations, along with the photos and lists of items you pack that you’ve already shared with us (which is very helpful and makes sense to those of us who are less worldly).

    I would love to have something like that! Especially since it would kind of be like insight into things that have inspired the Parasolverse.

    I was just curious.. I love your work!
    KC Montgomery

    1. Gail Carriger Post author said:

      What a lovely thing to say. I actually purposefully avoid non-fiction. It such a wide a diverse field and I’m not sure i know how to play that game. Does that make sense? Besides, there is always something fiction I’d rather write first. But it’s a very lovely thought.

  2. Jennifer said:

    I just got to the most marvelous sentence…. I am so excited I can’t even write properly…. You said “Phineas” and “Wicker Chicken” and I can’t breathe because of the joy in my heart…..thanks ever so much…..must go continue reading….

  3. Rhiannon Lynn said:

    Delightful new novella! I jumped up and down and confused the poor Labradors mightily (but then, I do that with Nightwish, haha!), before leaving an Amazon UK review…as is only polite. But I’m very happy, and will remain so….now I must gird my loins for an au pair job in southern France…without grinning madly at the poor children every 10 seconds from happy memories!
    It did take me a moment to remember that Soap had a real name, though. Love to see more of Channing – are you *certain* that he’s not Finnish? 😉

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