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Prudence, first in the Custard Protocol series, out NOW! Debuted at #19 on NYT Hardcover Fiction List.

* Prudence on Amazon
* Prudence on Barnes & Noble (signed)
* Prudence on Apple
Prudence on Indybound

Little Brown dropped the cover art and announced the release date (November 3, 2015) of the final Finishing School Book: Manners & Mutiny.

Prudence Anglicization & Copy Edits: In Which We Revisit the Ladybird Problem

Gail's monthly read along for March is Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff. For April it is The Eyre Affaire by Jasper Fforde.


Gail Carriger currently has three book series, all set in her whimsical steampunk meets urbane fantasy vision of the Victorian past.

The Parasol Protectorate Series

Beginning with Soulless, these five books chronicle the exploits of Alexia Tarabotti, a lady of considerable assets including large Scottish werewolf, battle-parasol, gossip, and treacle tart tenancies. Oh yes, and she has no soul.

The Finishing School Series

Sophronia is secretly recruited to a finishing academy located in a giant caterpillar-like dirigible floating over Dartmoor in which young ladies are taught to . . . finish . . . everything . . . and everyone . . . as needed. Book the First, Etiquette & Espionage, released early 2013 with three more to follow.

The Custard Protocol Series

The British Empire is deflating, only Rue and her marauding team of outrageous miscreants in their high-tech dirigible, the Spotted Custard, are still charging about trying to fix things, loudly and mainly with tea. The first book in this series is Prudence.

Gail´s Short Stories

Audio Books

Obligatory Bio

Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.


Miss Carriger's books are published in over a dozen different languages. Twelve of them are New York Times bestsellers via 5 different lists (Mass Market, Hardcover, Young Adult, Series, and #1 in Manga). She has received the Alex Award from the American Library Association (for Soulless) and the Prix Julia Verlanger and the Elbakin Award from French readers. Her most recent release is Prudence first in the new Custard Protocol series.

The Parasol Protectorate series begins with Soulless and has been turned into a graphic novel and optioned for TV. Her young adult Finishing School series begins with Etiquette & Espionage and follows the exploits of Sophronia, a young woman who discovers her dreaded lady's seminary is a great deal more than expected. In the Custard Protocol series, beginning with Prudence, Rue and her crack (or possibly cracked) dirigible crew get into trouble around the Empire on behalf of queen, country, and tea. Gail also has a full cast audio production of her YA sci-fi Crudrat.

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Event Round Up ~ Tucson Festival of Books

So, Gentle Reader, directly before my Prudence book tour I nipped over to Tucson for their epic huge book festival. It was amazing. If you are at all in the vicinity, I highly recommend paying it a visit next year for it is an epic literary homage.

The weather was beautiful, I had four really fun panels, the volunteers took exceptionally good care of me. All-in-all it was a super pleasant experience.

Also I had some delicious food and good company with author friends who were also in for the festival. Some of us even sallied forth and consumed pie on pie day.

from Heather Lo via FB

Had a lovely time with Skye in particular, who graciously runs my Goodreads group that includes the book discussion. She is wonderful. Speaking of which here is April's pick for those of you who want a jump start on next month...

{Gail's monthly read along for April is The Eyre Affaire by Jasper Fforde}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Ladies' Cabinet Thursday, June 1, 1837 v. 18, plate 80

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Infinity book scarf with a quote from the "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Poe $45

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
A Tragic Catalog of 100 Mostly Miserable 19th-Century Marriages

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Should you be a full-time writer? by Mary Robinette Kowal


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

The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry, 4 Manners & Mutiny
 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
Soulless Vol. 1, Soulless Vol. 2, Soulless Vol. 3
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only) Marine Biology, My Sister's Song, & Fairy Debt; The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar

Book News:
Prudence undergoes the Page 69 Test

Quote of the Day:
"Word of the day: RESISTENTIALISM - the seemingly spiteful behaviour manifested by inanimate objects."
~ The QI Elves (@qikipedia)

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