My agent goes to NY ComicCon, visits the Parasol Protectorate display and blogs all about it.
Interview over at the Book Yurt. Here is a sample:
Byrt: You’ve mentioned you deliberately set out to subvert Campbell’s hero’s myth with the Demeter Myth – can you elaborate on that?
GC: Women in ancient myths often accomplish their quests through the building and maintaining of friendships and family groups. They use networks to complete tasks and engage in their version of the hero’s journey. . .
And, just because I found it recently, Gentle Reader, and I am easily amused.
A List in an Old Journal
- chamomile tea
- champagne brute
- coriander tea
- earl grey tea
- hibiscus tea
- hot toddy
- Kalua cocktail
- guava nectar
- mango cooler
- mint julep
- mulled cider
- pink lemonade
- redhead in bed
- green tea
I think I got confused a bit near the end. I have no idea what this list was for. It contains a quantity of things I hate and a combination of things I would never have at a party all together. Very odd, indeed.
Your moment of parasol . . .
Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Your Tisane of Smart:
Vintage Tea Leaf’s Ebony Lace – a review
Fans at my Huntington beach signing very kindly gifted me with four different bags of tea and I thought I should review them as I tried them out. I chose Ebony Lace as my first, because I liked the name. It’s scent was redolent with a peach/apricot overtone, and I thought I saw some apricot zest slivers in amongst the leaf so I was a little suspicious. I don’t like my tea too froufrou. It’s a large leaf black (high end tips), that brews strong and quick in my little metal infuser egg. Fortunately, as I am not a perfume or fruity tea fan, the peach overtones were quite unobtrusive, contributing to scent more than flavor. The tea brewed an interesting muted orange green color. I had it with a dolup of 2% milk. The taste over all was that of a mild breakfast blend (possibly Assam or Lapsing or a mix) with hints of oolong as well as the slight flavor of a pit fruit and some citrus overtones. A good tea to accompany an afternoon fruit tart, or gooseberry fool, very gentile and unassuming, no bitterness or oiliness as one often gets with Earl Grey or Lady Grey. I should not recommend it as a breakfast tea, but on a lazy Sunday after luncheon I will defiantly be reaching for it again. Also, for those plebeians who favor such a thing, it would make a delicious iced beverage.
Your Writerly Tinctures:
Psychic Octopus Won’t be Making Predictions On Ryder Cup Outcome
Soulless got an audio review on this week’s Dragon Page: Cover to Cover podcast (#427A) from Web Genii.
SPOILER ALERT! Sam says, “Let me count the ways that I loved this book and this series! Changeless picks up right where Soulless left off so if you haven’t read the first book yet be warned of spoilers. And I’ll put my bottom line right at the beginning of the review and say that this book is even better than the first. I loved it!”
Even bigger SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first. Jeanette says, “Alexia is definitely an amazing heroine who gets through the craziness with her humor and trusty parasol. I most enjoyed the scenes where she fights against accusations and derogatory comments with her own brand of wit and logical humor.”
Quote of the Day:
“One realized the red-hot energy which underlay Holmes’s phlegmatic exterior when one saw the sudden change which came over him from the moment that he entered the fatal apartment.”
~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(Gail’s Comments: phlegmatic = classic!, and how can an apartment be fatal?)