I Should Be Writing, Unpacking, Sleeping . . .

My darling Gentle Reader, I am full of news and blog posts and things. I am sorry I have been away so long.

Firstly I am delighted, honored, and all around chuffed to have made an appearance on Mur Lafferty’s I Should Be Writing Podcast. This podcast was one of the very first I discovered, and Mur is often thought of as the queen of podcasting. I love this cast, and I really enjoyed her book, Playing for Keeps. It was one of the first things I bought with my advance.

There is also interview and contest action going on over at Number One Novels. Here is a sample:
NON: Finally, if you had to pick one author as your favorite, who would it be?
GC: I’m torn, but while Patricia McKillip wrote my favorite book (The Forgotten Beast of Eld) my favorite author has to be Tamora Pierce. When I was 8 her Song of the Lioness series changed my life.

Also Soulless has been chosen as one of Fandomania’s 5 Best Books of 2009! And the Dirty Sexy Book Club has selected it for their January discussion on steampunk.

In less exciting news, I have moved. This was a long drawn out process that left me bereft of a closet for several days and using my father’s decidedly indifferent computer. This was difficult for me as I define home as “the place where my shoes are in order and my desk is set up exactly right.”

However, now the closet is blessedly completed and filled to bursting,

and I am riding the victory of having set up my first wireless router! (Well, with two friends-as-tech-support, but that was over the phone, so this still counts as me doing it, right?) This is a victory rather akin to Hannibal marching on Rome, an entirely unique experience quite probably never to be repeated until the Visigoths come a running. Normally, I am rather more like a minor and very downtrodden Roman province, entirely at technology’s mercy. Of course, the router is currently strapped to a shelf with blue masking tape in an extremely precarious position because one of the cords wasn’t long enough.

However, I am gloriously proud to say that I am blogging this on My Own Computer for the first time in a week. Veni, vidi, vici.

Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Pretty parasol-style umbrellas
Your Tisane of Smart:
That same issue of Realms of Fantasy (Dec. 2009) has a long a very well researched article on the appeal of vampires: Mad, Bad & Dangerous (sans oxford coma) by SatyrPhil Brucato (who I suppose can’t be blamed for his name). It’s worth checking out if you can get hold of the issue.

Your Writerly Tinctures:
Jim Hines on book signings.

CAKE in Space: Back from agent, but now I don’t have time for it.
Malin give a comprehensive review and adds, “Alexia is a very formidable and capable heroine, and I am already looking forward to reading her and the Earl of Woolsey’s continued adventures in Changeless, which is released early next year.”
SPOILER ALERT! Amazon has posted Changeless cover along with blurb. Blurb gives bits of Soulless away so don’t read if you haven’t read the first book! However, Powell’s has the correct blurb. Go Powells!
Blameless: Finished edits, back with betas.

Quote of the Day:
“Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.”
~ A. A. Milne

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  1. Pai said:

    I've just read your first book, 'Soulless'. I actually prefer my paranormals to NOT be set in modern times, so I was glad to find a new series that matched my tastes. I found your book to be very entertaining and look forward to the next installment. =)

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