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Amazon released a list of Best Books of the Year So Far, and Prudence was one of their picks!

Announcing the Final Cover Art for Manners & Mutiny! (Book will release Nov. 3, 2015, now avaiable for pre-order.)

Gail is on medical leave for most of July, if your buisness can wait she would very much appreciate it.

Waistcoats & Weaponry has been nominated for a Locus Award. Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 26-28, 2015; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony.

Etiquette & Espionage is available on board participating Southwest flights via Kobo in June & July.

Gail has added further details on the last of her events for 2015 (Spokane, San Francisco, Saratoga Springs, Boston, Charleston - SC)

Gail's monthly read along for July is Passion Blue by Victoria Strauss.


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. Miss 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 eighteen different languages. All twelve of them were New York Times bestsellers via seven different lists (Mass Market, Hardcover, eBook, Combined Print & eBook, Young Adult, Children's 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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Pros and Cons of Life... Gail Style

For today, Gentle Reader, here are some fun tidbits of insight into my personality. Or at least I hope it's fun...

Would try once: Exotic food
No thanks: Team sports

Too much in my life: Email
Not enough: Cherries

Fear conquered: Public speaking
Not quite there yet: Public restrooms

Risky when it comes to:
Play it safe when it comes to: Deli meat

Getting better at: Saying no
Getting worse at: Deadlines

Skill mastered: Muffins
Not quite there yet: Puff pastry

Glad it's ahead of me: Novella writing
Glad it's behind me: 80s fashion

Pay good money for: Storage solutions
Wouldn't take it even if free: Most furniture (not enough room)

Career highlight:
First time seeing my book on a shelf
Low point: B&N signing for online distribution debacle

Endlessly curious about: Packing hacks
Couldn't care less about: WWE

Always up for: Tea party
Never up for: Loud music

I feel for: Fashion struggles
No sympathy for: Slovenliness

Worth the wait: Books
No patience for: Badly behaved pets

Always cool: Dressing like a Hepburn
Never cool: Dressing like a Kardashian

Subject I won't shut up about lately: Favorite podcasts
Subject I avoid: Politics

Moment of triumph: Training cat to pee in toilet
Epic fail: Training cat to flush

Perfect day begins with: Good tea, poached eggs, tomato, spinach, and silence
And ends with: Good wine, perfectly set custard, and company

{Gail's monthly read along for July is: Passion Blue by Victoria Strauss}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Ladies' Cabinet Date-  Tuesday, September 1, 1840 Item ID-  v. 23, plate 26

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Family inherit old building and unearth amazing vintage shoe store that was locked up for decades

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
The Brief History of the Ferris Wheel 

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
"You learn by writing short stories. Keep writing short stories. The money's in novels, but writing short stories keeps your writing lean and pointed."
~ Larry Niven


  • 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 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:
Cannonball Read 7 says of Waistcoats & Weaponry: ***Spoiler Alert*** “...the girls from Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies are about to be thrust out into the real world. Some will fall, but I’m fairly certain that Sophronia will spread her wings and fly.”

Quote of the Day:
“Not letting go. Just adjusting grip.”
~ Six Word Memoirs

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