Prudence Has A New Name! Announcing the Custard Protocol Series

OK OK, see what I did there, Gentle Reader? Oh, I’m being so trixy. So you knew that she wasn’t going to be Prudence. Although, Prudence is still the title of the first book. But the series, the series is getting a new name! For the past year or so I have been referring to it (both here on the blog and in person) as The Parasol Protectorate Abroad.

However, we felt that it was too close to Parasol Protectorate and didn’t want to delude readers into thinking they were getting more Alexia. The last thing I want is for my readers to feel duped or betrayed in any way. So we’ve changed the name of the series to…

The Custard Protocol Series

You see the name of Prudence’s airship is the Spotted Custard, and this way whenever she and her team are sent in to save the day, the British government has to say:

Activate the Custard Protocol!

Do you know how happy this makes me?

So happy!

And no, I’m not going to tell you Prudence’s name. Not yet.

Heh heh heh.

More info to come. Right now we have no official launch date or completed cover art. I still have a truly major rewrite to conduct first. Give me time. It’ll happen. Secrets are not being kept from you except for your own protection… and that of the nearest custard.

Book News:
Over on Retro Rack I talk all about the transformation dress in Curtsies & Conspiracies.

Quote of the Day:

“Mr. Thornton: You did bring your brains with you to work today, didn’t you!
Nicholas Higgins: Well I tried to keep them hidden, but you can’t live without them all together.”

~ North & South (2004 mini series)


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  1. moonagedaydream said:

    "However, we felt that it was too close to Parasol Protectorate and didn't want to delude readers into thinking they were getting more Alexia."

    D: What?! I suppose it is a good thing the name was changed because I was under the impression we were going to be getting some Lord and Lady Maccon page time.

  2. Anne D said:

    I like the new name, it's unique, whimsical, and still in the spirit of the original. Parasol Protectorate Next Generation, The Custard Protocol! Hee!

  3. Becca said:

    I had noticed that change since you referred to Primrose of the Custard Protocol series over on Retro Rack. I do love the new name.

    So she's not Rue either then? Since I think you called her that before (again, on one of the Retro Rack posts). Hmm, how intriguing.

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