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Gail Is At Steampunk Worlds Fair

I am off to the Steampunk World’s Fair in New Jersey this weekend!

This will be my first steampunk event as a returning guest. I am very honored and quite looking forward to it. It’s so so nice to go off to an event with a good idea of what to expect. I am a creature of habit (I attended my local con as a faithful fan girl for 15 years) so you can imagine how appealing this is.

Familiar faces! Old friends and new acquaintances.

It’s a great event. I hope it’s not quite as hot as it was last time. (Hilariously in the photos from my first year you can see my outfits get smaller and smaller and less and less layered. This year I’m bringing only lightweight stuff. I’ll have a number of outfits you’ve never seen on me before, because HEAT.)

I might just have some super fun swag to give away if you run into me at the convention, just ask!

Want more?

Can’t Make It?

I’ve a Goodreads giveaway for Imprudence going on right now. You can enter if you’d like.

 

{Gail’s monthly read along for May is Radiance by Grace Draven.}

PROJECT ROUND UP

  • Secret Project SAS ~ Novel by G. L. Carriger
    Status: Formatting
    Contemporary m/m paranormal romance featuring a snarky mage and a gruff werewolf. Hella raunchy. Super dirty. Very very fun. Spin off of Marine Biology.

UP NEXT

Poison or Protect audiobook. Can one gentle Highland soldier woo Victorian London’s most scandalous lady assassin, or will they both be destroyed in the attempt?

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

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Your Infusion of Cute . . .

What My Birthday Looked Like

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

From Teaspoons to Tea-sots: The Language of Tea

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Women in SF&F Month: Gail Carriger

Book News:

Quote of the Day:

“If the police are the Government’s right arm suppressing crime, then the Protectorate is its very powerful left arm.”

~ Roland St. J. Braddell 1921

Questions about Gail’s steampunk world? There’s a wiki for that!
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Gail Is At Confusion in Detroit & A Giveaway

Posted by Gail Carriger

I’m off to Detroit, Gentle Reader, for ConFusion. I hope to perhaps see you there. If not, I’ll catch on the flip side or on Instagram or what have you.

I may drop a FB Live if the hotel internet is good enough, or at least shoot something there I can later post to YouTube. Considering I can barely remember to take outfit photos, this may be ambitious.

Meanwhile, I am running a Goodreads Giveaway on Imprudence.

Here’s my schedule for Confusion!

FRIDAY ~ January 20

5:00 ~ 5:50 PM Panel: Dressing Your Fictional World
They say ‘clothes make the man,’ but they also make the man’s physical and social world. Help our panel of writers and costumers build and dress a fictional world, and learn how you can use costume details to enhance the depth and verisimilitude of your work.

7:00 ~ 7:50 PM Opening Ceremonies
Welcome to Friendship is ConFusion! Meet our GOHs and SubPress special guests, and hear what the ConCom has in store for you this weekend!

8:00 ~ 8:50 PM Reception
A meet and greet between ConFusion attendees and our GoHs and SubPress special guests. Mix, mingle, and enjoy some sweet treats. This is a very popular event, so plan your time accordingly!

SATURDAY ~ January 21

11:00 ~ 11:50 AM Panel: The Nostalgia of Failure
Steampunk and other historically-focused fantasies often engage with fundamentally flawed technology. Whether it’s airships or clockwork machinery, there’s a certain mystic around pre-industrial age invention. Why the fascination with the patently impossible? And is there a reason once-popular sub-genres built on these ideas have fallen out of favor?

1:00 ~ 1:50 PM Panel: Gail Carriger Q&A
Come ask author and Pro Guest of Honor Gail Carriger all your burning questions!

2:00 ~ 2:50 PM Panel: You Got Your Romance in My Science Fiction
Love stories have always been a part of science fiction and fantasy. So why do so many science fiction fans and creators spend so much effort vilifying romance? Who are the great romantic couples in SF&F?

4:00 ~ 4:50 PM Autograph Session
Come meet your favorite authors, artists and musicians and have them sign things! (Please limit your signing requests to 3 items per person.)

SUNDAY ~ January 22

10:00 AM ~ 10:50 PM Kaffeeklatsch with Pro GOH Gail Carriger
Join our Pro Guest of Honor for coffee, tea, and conversation. Limited to 10 participants. Sign up at OPS.

12:00 ~ 12:50 PM Panel: All About Keikaku
Our panelists discuss the unexpected plot twists of trying to express the same story using words from a different language, and how translation impacts the reader’s perception of a story.

1:00 ~ 1:50 PM Panel: Romantic Leads
What makes a good romantic lead? In straight romance, does the guy need to be tough, a bad boy? Does the woman need to be feisty but soft and not like other girls? What happens when your romantic leads are queer and/or genderqueer? How do those heteronormative tropes get replicated or subverted?

3:00 ~ 3:50 PM Closing Ceremonies
Come say goodbye to our Guests of Honor and Special Guests, and learn what we might have in store for you for next year!

And, now I’m back! Here are some pictures from the event!

Kaffeklutch crew

Self & my dear friend, Mur Lafferty

{Gail’s monthly read along for January is A Brother’s Price by Wen Spencer.}

PROJECT ROUND UP  

  • Secret Project SAS ~ Novel
    Status: Developmental edit (third draft).
    Contemporary m/m paranormal romance between a snarky mage and a gruff werewolf. Hella raunchy. Super dirty. Very very fun. Spin off of Marine Biology.
  • Romancing the Werewolf ~ A Supernatural Society Novella
    Status: Rough Draft Complete. On Lay Away.
    LBGTQ reunion romance featuring your favorite reluctant werewolf dandy, the return of a certain quietly efficient Beta, and some very unexpected gifts.
  • Competence (working title) ~ Custard Protocol Book 3
    Status: Outline
    Third in the Custard Protocol series featuring Primrose, Rue, and all their crazy friends.

OUT NOW

Romancing the Inventor

Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella

A steampunk lesbian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who’s too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

via fawnvelveteen-tumblr Arthur Hacker – Lost Parasol

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

This neck doesn’t scratch itself, Human.

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

6 Things You Should Know About Flying, According to Flight Attendants

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

The Editorial Critique

Book News:

Fan Art: Alexia Chibi

Quote of the Day:

“I wish the cyberpunk dystopia that we actually live in had more ninjas and day-glo colors.”

~ Overheard in Borderlands Bookstore

Questions about Gail’s steampunk world? There’s a wiki for that!
Share & Enjoy!


Gail is in Singapore

Posted by Gail Carriger

Right now, as this drops (through the magic of the internet) I am on a 18 hour flight to Singapore. In coach. Pity me! Lilliput is under new management for the next 10 days, and I am about to appear at the Singapore Writer’s Festival!

Saturday November 12 4:00pm ~ 5:00pm

Panel: Steampunk and Cephalopods with Gail Carriger

She writes steampunk comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance and has a huge liking for cephalopods. She is the author of the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, and Delightfully Deadly series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. Meet the New York Times bestselling author and ex-archaeologist Gail Carriger as she shares her love for steampunk and octopuses, as well as what’s next in the pipeline.

Sunday November 13 10:00am ~ 11:00am

Masterclass: The Gothic Roots of Steampunk (and Everything Else) with Gail Carriger

Do you know that most genre fiction was born out of Gothic literature? Science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery and romance are all genres which borrow tropes and archetypes from the Gothic tradition. Steampunk is perhaps the most indebted to that tradition. Gail Carriger, author of the Parasol Protectorate and Custard Protocol series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults, will give a talk on Gothic tropes as a resource for budding writers.

{Gail’s monthly read along for November is Romancing the Inventor by Gail Carriger. Oh don’t look so shocked.}

PROJECT ROUND UP  

  • Romancing the Werewolf ~ A Supernatural Society Novella
    Status: Outline.
    LBGTQ reunion romance featuring your favorite reluctant werewolf dandy, the return of a certain quietly efficient Beta, and a very unexpected gift.
  • Secret Project SAS ~ Novel
    Status: Rough draft completed. Lay away this month. First pass red through starts in December.
    Contemporary m/m paranormal romance between a snarky mage and a gruff werewolf. Hella raunchy. Super dirty. Very very fun. Spin off of Marine Biology.

OUT NOW

Romancing the Inventor

Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella

A steampunk lesbian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who’s too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

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Fashion plate, 1877, France via shewhoworshipscarlin tumblr

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

No High Heels Crossing Sign Sidney, Australia

No High Heels Crossing Sign Sidney, Australia

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

7 Creative Chairs All Book Lovers Will Love

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

“We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.”

~ Somerset Maugham

Quote of the Day:

“The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.”

~ James Bryce

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


Gail is at the Gaslight Gathering in San Diego

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

My darling Gentle Reader I am down in San Diego at the Gaslight Gathering this weekend. I hope to see some of you there.

Here is my schedule:

Friday

  • 1:00pm-1:30pm Opening Ceremonies
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Autograph Session
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Spotlight on Gail Carriger
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Meet the Guests Soiree
  • 8:00pm-11:00pm VIP Party

Saturday

  • 10:00am-11:00am PANEL: Gothic Literature and Its Influence on Steampunk
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm PANEL: Zombies, Vampires, and Ghosts – What are your favorite monsters?
  • 2:30pm-4:30pm Saturday Steampunk Tea
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Autograph Session

Sunday

  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Panel: Taking the Horror out of Monsters
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Autograph Session
  • 4:30pm Closing Ceremonies

{Gail’s monthly read along for October is The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey.}

PROJECT ROUND UP  

  • Romancing the Werewolf ~ A Supernatural Society Novella
    Status: Outline.
    LBGTQ reunion romance featuring your favorite reluctant werewolf dandy, the return of a certain quietly efficient Beta, and a very unexpected gift.
  • Secret Project SAS ~ Novella? Novel? Who knows.
    Status: Rough draft.
    Something new and different for Gail, contemporary m/m paranormal romance between a snarky mage and a gruff werewolf. Hella raunchy. Super dirty. Very very fun. Spin off of Marine Biology.

NEXT UP

Romancing the Inventor

Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella

A steampunk lesbian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who’s too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1925 Esther Borough Johnson (British artist, 1867-1949) Tea Table in the Garden

1925 Esther Borough Johnson (British artist, 1867-1949) Tea Table in the Garden

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Small Octopus Uses Flipflop to Build Its Home

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Scientists Just Taught an Octopus to Use a Camera

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

10 Writing Mistakes that Give Readers Heartburn

Book News:

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Quote of the Day:

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
~ Oscar Wilde

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


Where Has Gail Been Lately?

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

Well, Gentle Reader, I snuck off to LA for a weekend. I do this occasionally this time of year. The AB and I love us some stand up and podcasts and so we take our one vacation weekend each year to go down during the off season and enjoy.

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We visited Nerd Mecca for one of the last live Meltdowns. Our first and our last, I guess. It was very fun. I also got to see my much beloved author friend Matt and his lovely lady Nikki.

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Then we nipped over to UCB for another night of standup. Then it was all about LA Podfest which opened with one of my all time favorite podcasts, Doughboys. If you listen to the DQ episode you will hear me ask a question at the end.

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So that’s what I’ve been up to. Now back to your regularly scheduled Gail.

{Gail’s monthly read along for October is The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey.}

PROJECT ROUND UP  

  • Romancing the Werewolf ~ A Supernatural Society Novella
    Status: Outline.
    LBGTQ reunion romance featuring your favorite reluctant werewolf dandy, the return of a certain quietly efficient Beta, and a very unexpected gift.
  • Secret Project SAS ~ Novella? Novel? Who knows.
    Status: Rough draft.
    Something new and different for Gail, contemporary m/m paranormal romance between a snarky mage and a gruff werewolf. Hella raunchy. Super dirty. Very very fun. Spin off of Marine Biology.

NEXT UP

Romancing the Inventor

Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella

A steampunk lesbian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who’s too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1873-1875Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti _ OMG that dress!

1873-1875Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti _ OMG that dress!

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

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Not happy to see me packing again.

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

From the Ghetty

Chimney Sweeps Paris 1851

Chimney Sweeps Paris 1851

Organ Grinder Paris 1853

Organ Grinder Paris 1853

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

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Three of my major influences: Wodehouse, Austen, Pierce

Book News:

Ramblings and Musings says of the Custard Protocol series: “It always is a challenge for authors to write spin-offs from much-loved series and make it as successful as the first one. But I think Ms. Carriger just did this and more.”

Quote of the Day:

“I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.”
~ Steve Martin

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


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