The following is a list of resources Gail is often asked about. Hopefully you will find what you are looking for!
Most Popular Stuff
This is probably what you wanted.
- All Gail’s books: The Definitive Reading Order & Parasolverse books in chronological order
- Where’s the audiobook or print edition?
- Why a pen name?
- Will Gail contribute to my charity?
- Why queer characters?
- Similar FAQs
- The 10 Books That Inspired & Formed Gail’s Identity As An Author
- An option does not a movie make!
- Occasional FAQ blog posts
Gail's Creative Process
Behind the Magic blog posts for Gail’s musings on her creative process. Includes chapter titles & samples, thoughts on being an author and…
- research (Gail’s Pinterest boards on the Victorian Era, Victorian Gadgets & Science, physical books)
- cover art & foreign editions
- Why isn’t Gail just always writing?
- Victorian Travel Times (with Dirigibles)
- Gail At Work Pinterest board
- Gail At Events Pinterest board
Special Extras For Fans
Special Extras blog posts for Gail’s easter eggs for uber fans. Includes deleted scenes, fantasy casting, world building thoughts, games, quizzes, academic style articles, guest blogs and character studies.
- Dear Lord Akeldama & Will he ever get his own book?
- Pairing Gail Carriger Books with Tea & Nibbles
- Gifts for the Gail Carriger Uber Fan
- Gail Carriger quotes on Goodreads or Pinterest
- Fan Art & Cosplay on Pinterest
- Fan Art & Cosplay on the Wikia
Gail is a voracious reader, here’s some articles:
- Miss Carriger Recommends blog posts
- 5 Tropes Gail Loves to Read (& 10 Tropes She Hates)
- Gail As A Reader is an Unreliable Narrator
- The Heartbreak of Feminist Genre Authors
- Book Shopping List & for Young Adults & Graphic Novels
- Gallery of favorite books on Pinterest
- Favorites plus reviews? Goodreads 5 stars
- Coop de Book (Gail’s monthly read along)
- Coop de Book articles
- Books on sale tailored to your taste? Join the Chirrup
- Daily recs? Follow Gail on Twitter or Facebook
- General book discussions? Join Gail’s Facebook Group
- Gifts for People Who Love To Read
- How to Request A Book at Your Library
Are you looking for more specific curated reading lists?
- Similar to the Parasol Protectorate
- Favorite Historical SF/F Novels
- Women Dressing As Men
- Lesbians in Genre Fiction
- Read These If You Loved The Sumage Solution
- Steampunk Book Recs
- 8 Comfort Reads
- 10 Favorite Space Operas
- 5 Favorite Non-Fiction Books
- 10 Best SF/F Romances That Romance Readers Don’t Know About
- 6 Favorite Children’s Books
- 10 Books to Read When You Need a Good Cry
- 10 SF/F Books That Stick With You
- Holiday Reads For Kids & Adults
For Beginning Writers
- Important for Authors blog posts
- Writer Education Pinterest board
- Gail’s publishing team: from editors to cover art designer
- Cover Art: Its Purpose in Life, Dangers of Stock Art (& on Pinterest), BAD covers
- The Pros & Cons of Cons
- Travel Tips: packing & attending conventions, dressing for events
- Join your local RWA chapter!
- Getting Over Writer’s Block
- 12 Things About Publishing This Author Wishes Everyone Knew
- 20+ Blogs & Podcasts for Authors
- How to Write (and Not to Write) an Author Bio
- Descriptions Of Great Skill & Hilarity
- NaNoWriMo: Links Tip Sheet, Q&A, The 3 Writing Modes
- What is the Nature of Authorial Intent?
Advanced Author Tips
- On Amazon Also-Boughts
- 7 Side Effects of Being a Full Time Author
- Pen Names, Cover Art & Reader Betrayal
- 7 Things that Help Gail Survive an Edit Pass
- Thinking of switching genres? It Means Something Different in Romance
- Plot Versus Pace AKA Why That Book Sucks
- Learn to Let Go of the 10%
- Writing Humor
- Why You Should Read Outside of Your Genre
- Writer tools shopping list
- Author objects Gail loves Pinterest
- Laptop Stand: Roost
- Wireless keyboard & mouse: Perixx
- Software: Scrivener (How to get started)
- Tech Support & Coaching for Writers
- On the road? Scrivener iOs + iWerkz travel keyboard (article on how to use them)
- Podcasting Mic: Rode VideoMic
- WordPress Plugin Redirection To Evergreen Universal Links
- Fun & Practical Gifts for the Writer in Your Life
Gail travels so much she started a podcast, 20 Minute Delay, about it.
- 13 Top Tips for The Traveling Writer
- Gail On The Move ~ Your Questions Answered
- How to Master Modular Packing AKA Kits!
- 20 Minute Delay on Pinterest (tips, tricks, articles)
- Recommended gadgets, luggage, & necessities
- Blog posts on events, exotic locals & conventions
- Author Specific Advice: Packing & Attending Conventions, Dressing for Events, Packing Fancy Clothes
- Gallery of Weird Food Gail has Stuck in Her Maw
- Gail’s Must Do List When Visiting London
- Gifts for Frequent Travelers
Gail on Fashion: vintage, retro & steampunk. Her style blog is Retro Rack.
- Gail Carriger merchandise!
- Recommended beauty & make up products
- Fabulous retro inspired jewelry
- Shopping list of Retro Rack items
- Steampunk Accessories, Steampunk Attire, & Retro Rack on Pinterest
- The Steampunk Explorer & The Airship Ambassador
Still Didn't Find It?
Here’s random stuff you might be looking for:
- Recommended TV & Movies
- Fun Pinterest: Octopus, Books & Reading, Tea, Cats Make Me Happy
- Decorative & Useful Things Gail Loves
- Cool steampunk stuff
- All Things Tea
- Gift Ideas From Gail
- Favorite Podcasts
- 10 Things Gail Hates That Everyone Else Loves
- 11 Most Memorable Meals of All Time
- Gail’s Favorite Recipes to Cook & Bake
TV & Movies
- 3 Genre TV Shows That Didn’t Stick The Landing & 3 That Did
- Fantastic Queer Romantic Comedy Movies
- 13 Quirky Lesser Known Movies Gail Loves
- Favorite Guilty Pleasure Movies