What else is Gail up to? Ketchup Blog

Gentle Reader, my spies have reported in and here’s a look at the ComicCon booth display! I’m not there but my books are!

I hope those of you down in San Diego are having a grand old time, or at least weathering the invasion with aplomb.

What else is Gail up to?

I’ve been scrabbling to catch up on a lot of extra work. Things that got ignored in order to finish the last book and then pushed aside while I was in France. A backlog of busy work, that includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Website tinkering: Yes still, it may be live but I want it perfect! Perfect I say!
  • Itinerary planning: So far as events go, I’ve gotten my programming schedule for both OsFest and WorldCon. I’ll be posting the Osfest one next week before I fly, so you know where to find me if you’re going to be in Omaha.
  • Fiction: In the writing arena I’m fussing with a secret project, to launch in a few months. It’s fun, and not in the Parasol Protectorate universe. Nice to have a universe break. I’m on a close focused editing pass, and boy does that hurt my brain. But I have to get it done before the Waistcoat & Weaponry edit pass comes back.


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1897  The Victoria & Albert Museum

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Contemporary Unique Sofa Design Modern Home Interior Furniture

Your Tisane of Smart . . .


Pin Table

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Want to smile? One of the best Moth podcasts ever: Author Cynthia Riggs tells a truly romantic and funny story.

Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Waiting on editor.
Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date Nov. 5, 2013. 
Etiquette & Espionage
~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013

~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013. 
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.


The Books!


The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series!
Please DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

The Parasol Protectorate omnibus hardback editions
Volume 1 (Books 1-3), Volume 2 (Books 4-5)
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
The Finishing School Series: Etiquette & Espionage, Curtsies & Conspiracies (Nov. 5, 2013)
 $0.99 ebook only short stories: Marine Biology and My Sister’s Song

Book News:

Hedgehog Librarian says of E&E,  “With witty repartee, steam punk Victorian aesthetic, and a healthy dose of pragmatism from the heroine, they are very enjoyable books and I’m glad the vampire/werewolf/steampunk craze did not totally overwhelm us before her books came along.”

Quote of the Day:
“Rick was sitting disconsolately, his hands thrust into his pockets, his jaw propped on one fist.” ~ Thog’s Masterclass. Neat Tricks. (Jack McDevitt, Moonfall, 1998) [JA] via Ansible


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