All Gail Carriger’s Queer Books: Fun LGBTQ+ Cozy Stories

You may or may not have already noticed that there are lots of queer characters in my books. I know, right? What could be better than rainbow hugs? Below is an ongoing list of books, novellas, and short stories that I have written featuring queer* main characters. All of my books have queer rep, regardless […]

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Competence Special Extras

The Great Parasolverse read along continues with Competence, the third book in my Parasol Protectorate spin off Custard Protocol series. This is the first time I switch main characters mid series, and the first time I wrote a queer central love story for a major NY publisher. This was also my first truly hybrid book, […]

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The REAL Reason the Custard Protocol is Set in the 1890s

The sleeves, Fashionable Reader. So ridiculous, how could I resist? via  Robbie Rozelle @divarobbie  We are at puffed sleeves! #AnneofGreenGables “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables edwardian-time-machine tumblr sleeve supports fripperiesandfobs-tumblr Jacket ca. 1894 From Thierry de Maigret andwomenworebloomers tumblr And the steampunk elements […]

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Researching Gender Fluidity & Representing it in Fiction

I’ll be honest, Gentle Reader, I wrote The 5th Gender, basically in the space of one week without internet. So while I was writing it. I just let it come… So to speak. But after that, I did a ton of research, as indeed I did for Custard Protocol, San Andreas Shifters & other Tinkered […]

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Trade Paperback Version of Competence Available NOW

The trade paperback of Competence is now available to USA and Canadian readers. Amazon | B&N | Signed (use SIGNED button) If you have been waiting to collect this one because you don’t like hardcover, now is your chance! Find it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble or anywhere fine books are sold. You can also […]

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What are the professionals saying? Competence Early Reviews (Spoiler Free)

Hello my dear Gentle Reader, In case you needed further encouragement regarding my next book, Competence, early reviewers have been very kind. “In this charming, laugh-out-loud steampunk escapade, set in an 1895 populated by a variety of supernatural creatures, the crew of the Spotted Custard return for a third adventure (after Imprudence). The focus shifts to the British […]

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Competence is Alive! Launch Events in Denver & More!

Tomorrow (today for some lucky ducks) Competence hits the world! Gentle Reader, I do hope you enjoy getting Primrose’s perspective on life aboard the Spotted Custard. I believe you ought, she is quite a hoot, and as near to an Alexia style character as I have written (since Alexia). USA Hardcover Edition Amazon | B&N  USA […]

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Want A Sneak Peek at the Research Behind Gail Carriger’s Competence?

Hello Gentle Reader, Here, for you entertainment, amusement and titillation are a few links and peeks into some of the research that I had to do for Competence, Custard Protocol #3. I do hope you enjoy! Podcasts History Extra Podcast: Victorian Medicine Dressed Podcast: Jewelry of Sentiment (Hair Work Jewelry History Part 1, Crafting Part […]

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Competence Chapter Titles & Percy’s POV Will Make You Giggle

My darlings, I sent this out already to the Chirrup but just to tempt you a bit, here are the very silly chapter titles from my forthcoming book, Competence. Trouble finding the paperback edition of Competence in the UK? It’s here. Gail Loves Chapter Titles I always love writing chapters and titles. Like names, there are […]

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