All About My Love of Libraries with Gail Carriger

My dear Gentle Reader, I recently had a super fun podcast interview all about one of my favorite things… libraries!

The Circulating Ideas podcast, interview dropped Feb 25, 2020. I giggle a lot because I am so pleased and honored to talk to a real librarian.

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Here are some of the questions I answered with extra notes & fun links for you!

What is your relationship with libraries and librarians in your life and work?

I chat about being a library page my first job.

Can you discuss the importance of research when writing your books?

I told my hot air balloon story and talk about using not just primary and secondary books but also children’s books.

Balloon Ride Hot Air Take Off Gail Carriger

Books I use all the time for Victorian research:




Find these books and more on my Research List.

Some of my research books.

Impetus for moving from adult fiction into YA?

Blog post on this in detail here.

What’s different about writing for an YA audience?

I talked about being harder, snappier, shorter, tighter – must pay attention to pacing. I have a blog post on pace versus plot.

How did you decide to combine steampunk and paranormal?

I talked about the scientific thought experiment that started it all. And have a bunch more on Worldbuilding the Parasolverse.

What types of things do you find yourself doing to avoid writing?

Here’s a follow up: When I’m not writing 

How is your writing style reflected in your personal style?

I talked about how being an archaeologist effected by aesthetic choices. Here I am  ranting about proper dress.

What are you reading now? YA/Adult?

I shouted out:

More on Libraries?

how to request ebooks from library

Yours (destined to retire in a library),

Miss Gail

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Meat Cute: Parasol Protectorate Prequel

The Hedgehog Incident

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Direct from Gail

From the comedic mind of New York Times bestseller Gail Carriger comes the much requested prequel short story to Soulless.

Alexia Tarabotti attends what appears to be a very dull London party, until the new werewolf Alpha turns up, is unconscionably rude to her, and sits on a hedgehog.

Meat Cute Amazon #1 in Steampunk Fiction


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