Competence Special Extras (Custard Protocol)

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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Researching Gender Fluidity & Representing it in Fiction – The 5th Gender by Gail Carriger (Custard Protocol, San Andreas Shifters & Tinkered Stars Behind the Magic)

Note: This resource is ongoing & updated, if a link doesn’t work or if you have other resources to offer (remember this is for fiction writers) please leave a comment.  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. […]

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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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Writing Characters, Future Plans & Gossip (Video Q&A)

Hello Gentle Reader, The video is a little off center because frankly, so is my life right now, but here you go lots of fun and insider info… Things Gail Discusses Two different Competence covers (some struggles with Australian distribution, and why things have been difficult). Everything on how to get Competence and signed versions […]

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Rodrigo Tarabotti Character Study! (Special Extras)

A bit behind the magic for you today, Gentle reader. After his brief appearance at the end of Imprudence, you get a chance to know Rodrigo Tarabotti more in Competence. Here’s his Pinterst character board for a peak into what he looks like in my head.  As you can see I had a young Rufus Sewell […]

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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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