Shaving the Beast & One Last Event

I’m pretty much just slaving away on Imprudence right now, Gentle Reader, to the exclusion of everything else. It’s running longer than I like but it just wants to be that way. I don’t seem to be able to argue. It has a great ending, if I do say so myself. OK, right now, I think it’s great for I’m taken with the excitement of a recent creative epiphany resulting in a total upset in Rue’s life. Don’t worry, in just a few days I’ll hate the ending, the book, and myself. It’s my process.

Anyway, in the meantime, I’ve added one last event this year: a charity gig. Here’s the preliminary info:


Save the Date, December 5th, 2015

Steampunk Tea Party with author Gail Carriger at Borderlands Books (San Francisco, CA) on Sat., Dec. 5th, from 10am to noon. Come in costume (if you like) for tea, tidbits, prizes, goody bags, and a chance to mingle with your favorite author. (Can one mingle with just a single person?) Charity fundraiser for the Locus Science Fiction Foundation.

For more information, email [email protected]

I’ll let you know as soon as tickets go on sale. There will only be a VERY limited number. I might even get around to putting it on the website, but I doubt it. Argh, stupid book, interfering with other stuff. Right, must go write.

{Gail’s monthly read along for October is Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) Promenade in the Garden

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

via Karen Abbott @KarenAbbott  Stereoscopic view of a very angry Victorian lady, 1900

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Oldest and Longest Ancient Egyptian Leather Manuscript Found


  • Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Releases Nov. 3, 2015. Available for pre-order! In production.
  • Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Working rough draft.

Gail Carriger’s Books! 

 The Finishing School Series (1850s ~ completed)
1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies,
3 Waistcoats & Weaponry, 4 Manners & Mutiny


The Parasol Protectorate Series (1870s ~ completed)
1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless

 The Custard Protocol Series (1890s ~ ongoing)
1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence (forthcoming)

Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels (1870s)
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only)
Marine Biology; My Sister’s Song; Fairy Debt;

Book News:

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Quote of the Day:
“Genevieve was tall and blonde, a destroyer of masculine peace of mind.”
~ P. G. Wodehouse, The Man with Two Left Feet And Other Stories

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  1. Jess said:

    I am so looking forward to Manners and Mutiny and Imprudence! M&M will probably be the only book I finish in November as I am participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time.

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