Hello my lovely Gentle Reader, tomorrow I will be doing two local Bay Area events. I will have a few fun bits of swag to give away and, as ever, I will be ready and willing to answer all your burning questions (with greater completeness and honesty in person then on the interwebs). So please come out and say hi?
San Leandro Library (San Leandro, CA) Saturday, Oct. 12, 2:00 PM ~ Reading, Q&A, Signing
Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park, CA) with the wonderful Suzanne Lazear Saturday, Oct. 12, 6:30 PM ~ Talk, Q&A, Signing
Also, if you happen to be at New York Comic Con, it might be worth your time to source and stop by the Yen Booth and speak unto them the code word “Professor Lyall.” Yen is my awesome manga publisher and they are giving away some pretty fantastic cabinet cards from the upcoming Soulless Volume 3.
I know, right? Aren’t they marvelous? I haven’t seen them in person yet but I can’t wait. (And isn’t that manicure to die for?)
Anyway, go by the booth with code word “Professor Lyall” to get yours. While supplies last.
And if I get mine before the end of my manga contest you might find a few slipped into your winning copies of Vol. 2, but rest assured I have fun other bits of swag I’m already planning on including.
Before you ask: I’m really trying to get to NYCC at some point in the next few years. It’s looking like 2015, hopefully for the launch of Prudence. Fingers crossed, nothing is set or settled yet. For one thing, I have to finish the rewrite of the book on schedule and such. For another, I need ot actually be invited to come and get on programming. Not so easy as you might think.
Anyway, if I see you, or Yen sees you, or neither, I hope you all enjoy your weekends!
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|Alfie art deco-style table lamp at BHS
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
How to Grow Your Personal Brand When You’re an Introvert
PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Waiting on copy edits.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date Nov. 5, 2013.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series!
Please DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!
The Parasol Protectorate
omnibus hardback editions
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
Ruby Madden says of the Parasol Protectorate, “H-O-T. Fun, always amusing, funny, paranormal fiction.”
Quote of the Day:
A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. “Much obliged,” said he, pushing the plate aside, “I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills.”
~ Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin