1. World peace
2. Various online vendors spelling her name Gaila
3. The fact that the first three Parasol Protectorate audiobooks are not available in UK territories
4. Acquiring details (trains, or hotels) for her France trip, two weeks away
7. 2 broken key# on her l#ptop (now you know which) ~ vital to English language, it turns out (I’m using copy & paste function)
*Insert OCD Gail freak out here*
No, really I’ve tried EVERYTHING. I know you think, Gentle Reader that you’re the lone queen of solution, but I tried it. I did.
Plee hold on for convention update.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1885-1890 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Level cufflinks at uncommongoods.com
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Writing rough draft. Pipped by key problem. Grrrrrrr.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ trade paperback available in the US October 13, 2013.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date November 2013. My ARCs have arrived, contest to come.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!
The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.
The manga editions available in print.
Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!
The first Finishing School book ~ OUT NOW, The second Finishing School book ~ Nov. 5, 2013
Gathering PP Japanese English
Quote of the Day:
THE MOUSTACHE AND BEARD QUESTION.
“MR. PUNCH,—I have been, I may say from my birth—leastwise since I could stand upon a stool—a barber. I’ve brought up a large family (and am married again) upon shaving. To be clean shaved was the prerogative of a Briton. And now there is a movement for German beards and Cossack moustachios, which, if permitted, farewell to the British Constitution. When we look like Roossian slaves and Austrian panders, we shall feel and act like ’em. Anyways, if beards come in, barbers must go out, in which case I ask for ‘demnification.
“Yours, &c.” “SIBTHORP SUDS.”
“The COLONEL—(my parent was a Lincoln voter and barber)—is my godfather; which happened when the COLONEL used to go, I’m told, with as clean a face as any in the county.”
~ Punch November 1853