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Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3) is vailable in ebook, hard cover, and audiobook in US/UK territories.

Prudence, first in the new Custard Protocol series, releases March 17, 2015.

Gail's monthly read along for December is Daughter of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts.

In November Gail wrote about:
* The Missing 500 B&N Signed Editions (and some more follow up)
* What happened on her W&W book tour?
* Amazon & Hachette's agreement and what it means for Prudence.


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. These book are all completed and released in the USA.

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. Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3) IS OUT NOV. 4, 2014!

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, Prudence, is due to release on March 17, 2015!

Gail´s Short Stories

Audio Books

Obligatory Bio

New York Times 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. Gail's books are published in over a dozen different languages. She has received both the Prix Julia Verlanger and the Elbakin Award from French readers.


The Parasol Protectorate series begins with Soulless which won the ALA's Alex Award 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 she thought. 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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Amazon & Hachette find Prudence at Last

Amazon and Hachette have resolved their dispute. I am no longer in #Amazonjail. This means my books should, once again, be available to ship via Prime and up for pre-order. We will be running the test with Prudence, I suppose. And then Manners & Mutiny in a year (not yet up for pre-order, I haven't even seen any cover art).

 “He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life, and found a beetle at the bottom.”
~ P. G. Wodehouse

Speaking of Prudence, yes indeed, Orbit is producing ARCs for this book. The book itself will be out in hard cover but the ARC is trade size paperback.

They are available through the usual press channels. I have no idea if they plan to do a net galley as well. I will certainly let you know as soon as I have further information. Aside from offering a few ARCs to the Chirrup subscribers or on my website via contests (likely to happen in January) I can't send you one myself. It must come via my publisher.

So far as I know, plans are to drop the print edition, audiobook, and the ebook at the same time in the US & UK, March 17. I don't know who my reader will be on the audiobook.

"The Gamma paused. 'You have a crazed werewolf in your wine cellar?'
'You can think of a better place to stash him?'
'What about the wine?'" 
~ from Heartless, just because

I'm collecting questions for the pre Prudence release FAQs so if you have anything to ask me about this book that you would like answered here on the blog feel free to comment or calling card them my way.

{What is Gail's Book Group reading for December? Daughter of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1892 Day Dress  1892-1894  The Victoria & Albert Museum

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
An octopus teapot. 

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  


Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last Releases November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order. Edits stage.

Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First Release date March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order! 

The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry
 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
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:
Cherry Blossoms & Maple Syrup says of Waistcoats & Weaponry, “Gail Carriger’s writing continues to delight in this installment, and for those who are huge Parasol Protectorate fans, this book has so many references it’s pretty fabulous. I admit, reading this book on the bus ride home and giggling in public — yeah, that happened pretty often.”

Quote of the Day:
"There is no love sincerer than the love of food."
  ~ George Bernard Shaw

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