Ending a Series Part 2: Emotions

There’s a sense of listlessness at the ending of a series, Gentle Reader. I’ve felt it for years as a voracious reader, now I feel it as an author for the first time. It’s a little like breaking up with a partner you still love plus losing friends through time and distance plus ending a […]

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Ending A Series Part 1: Practicalities

Yes it’s done. Alexia’s story is finished. There will be no more Parasol Protectorate books. The thing is, Gentle Reader, I’ve never ended a series before. I’ve ended plenty of stories, somewhere in the vicinity of ten novels, and two masters thesis, but Timeless will be the first time I’ve ever completed an entire run […]

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Parasol Protectorate Omnibus Vol. 2 (Heartless & Timeless)

Here is a nice big version of the stunning cover on the Science Fiction Book Club’s Omnibus edition of the Parasol Protectorate Vol 2. This edition is only available to club members (although sometimes they show up online for sale later) and is a hardback limited run containing the final two books in the series, […]

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Announcing the Goodbye Parasol Protectorate Tea Party for Timeless

SF in SF and Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California cordially request the honour of your presence at The conclusion to the Parasol Protectorate series The Timeless Tea Party & Book Launch with author Gail Carriger Sunday, February 26 Doors open: 1:00pm Tickets: $20 at the door (cash only, please!) Please RSVP to request tickets […]

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Japanese Soulless Cover & Timeless Release Date

One quick note: Official Release Date for Timeless, Book the Fifth, is March 1. In other news my Japanese cover has been released. This is not the manga but the translation of the first book, Soulless. Gail’s Daily Dose Your Infusion of Cute: Antiqued Brass Octopus Necklace Your Tisane of Smart: A most excellent April’s […]

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In Which Gail Loses Track of an Entire Novel Due to Tea

Tuesday was my first day without caffeine. It has been an odd experience mainly because I felt a little like I was playing catch up with myself all week. Let me give you an example. I woke up Tuesday morning, puttered about, drank *gulp* tisane, and then went to check my email. There was a […]

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In Which Copy Edits Reference The Heart of Darkness

For your pleasure, Gentle Reader, I present to you a few of the words I had to double check during copy edits: appealing feasible excellent capacity probably fortifying imprisoned I know, I know, you must find that absolutely scintillating. However, I beg your indulgence in a few idiosyncratic moments (or do I mean erratic?) for […]

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