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Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3) OUT NOV. 4! Available in ebook, hard cover, special edition signed hard cover, and audiobook in US & UK territories.

Gail will be visiting the greater DC, Boston, and Chicago areas to launch this book.

Etiquette & Espionage wins French award for best translated young adult novel.

Gail's monthly read along for November is Waistcoats & Weaponry.

Educator's Guide for the first 3 Finishing School books is available to teachers, students, librarians, parents, and other interested parties. There is also a Reading Guide for Etiquette & Espionage.

In October Gail wrote about:
* Fandoms That Made Her the Proud Geek She Is
* Fun Bits From Her Reddit AMA
* Quirky Movies She Loves
and Answered 9 Questions About Waistcoats & Weaponry


Books

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.

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.

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The Parasol Protectorate seriesbegins 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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Sophronia's Great Question


The great question...


Sophronia & Felix?

via mformelancholy tumblr

or

Sophronia & Soap?

Soap & Sophronia via Natalie Jenkins on FB
photographer: David Birdsong
models: Natalie Jenkins, Corian Johnson
MUA, hair: Stacey Manuel Mua

or

Both?

or 

Neither?

Find out Tuesday!

Waistcoats & Weaponry

November 4, 2014



“You’re a wonderful dancer, Ria.”
“Mademoiselle Geraldine’s takes such things seriously.”
“Ah. And how many ways do you know to kill me, while we dance?”
“Only two, but give me time.”
“You have lovely eyes. Has anyone ever told you that?”
“What rot. They are a muddy green. What are you about, Lord Mersey?”
Felix sighed, looking genuinely perturbed. His air of ennui was shaken. “I am trying to court you. Truth be told, Miss Temminnick, you make it ruddy difficult!”
“Language, Lord Mersey.” Sophronia felt her heart flutter strangely. Am I ready to be courted?
“See!”
― Gail Carriger, Curtsies & Conspiracies

“So, did you hold back during that test?"
"Maybe a little," Sophronia admitted.
Soap grinned. "That's my girl."
Sophronia glared at him. He was getting familiar.
"You are, miss." He continued to grin.
"I'm my own girl, thank you very much.”
― Gail Carriger, Curtsies & Conspiracies 


I've started a game of spot W&W in the wild! If you see it, snap a pic and let me know?

{What is Gail's Book Group reading for November? Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger}


GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
My balloon pumpkin this year


Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Contest packaging up for the winners


PROJECT ROUND UP 

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:


Quote of the Day:
“Fortunately for you, Josie, the only thing you've ever had to wear twice is a sour expression.”
~ Anne of Avonlea

P.S. Happy Halloween! 

Kathy Rodas created a murder scene #costumesforbooks via @WOPSmslibs on Twitter


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