9.18.2014

Waistcoats & Weaponry SIGNED Copies for Pre-Order


Waistcoats & Weaponry is available for pre-order right now.

But there is something else, Gentle Reader. A little while ago I hinted at a scheme in the works that might take away the sting of being unable to pre-order this book through Amazon.


Well, in the middle of October 500 copies of W&W will be arriving at a secret location. I will pedal myself to said location on my bicycle of iniquity. Then I will spend 3 hours signing them all.

Then, you will be able to order yourself a signed copy online through Barnes & Noble!


So if you can't make any of the locations on my book tour this year, or you generally aren't the type, or you live in an out of the way spot: This is your chance. Ordinarily, I have a firm policy on no book plates and in person signings only (after all, if you take the time to come and see me you should get something special for your trouble). But I'm making an exception in extenuating circumstances.

Some answers to questions I think you may be asking:

  • This offer is online only through B&N and I'm highly unlikely to do it again with any other book.
  • First come first serve as pre-orders and with a special link (the signed version has its own ISBN). 
  • B&N will take the buy button down for signed copies once they have 90% pre-orders on the 500 copies. (We can do it! Let's kill that button!)
  • At the time of this blog post a signed copy costs $14.79
  • BN.com does ship overseas, here's information about international shipping.
  • The book will ship so that it arrives on or just after the on sale date.

{What is Gail's Book Group reading for September? Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey}


GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1892-1894  The Victoria & Albert Museum

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  


PROJECT ROUND UP  
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Releases March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order!
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.    Release date November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order.



The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Coming November 4, 2014)
 The Custard Protocol Series: 1 Prudence (Coming March 17, 2015)
The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels

Book News:
Lady Lauren's Panacea says of Etiquette & Espionage, “As a person who typically hates love-triangles, I would normally have been put off, but Carriger neatly sidesteps my preferences by making her heroine far too practical to fall into the usual trap. Both boys are fully-realized, lovable characters, but Sophronia has bigger things to worry about…. The Finishing School series is one of the few examples of an interracial couple in Young Adult fiction, particularly genre fiction….  their relationship adds layers of tension to the social aspect of the story. Carriger doesn't shy away from the realities of racism in Victorian England, nor does she sideline Soap as a -- well -- soapbox. He is who he is, and he is important…. Finally, amidst the mystery-solving hijinks are some girl-positive concepts that had me throwing it at my other friends.”


Quote of the Day:
“They are all the same! They know everything about everything, save, when it is to happen and how it can be stopped. My father was a man. I think I understand the sex.”
~ Cranford TV series (Miss Pole)
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9.17.2014

10 Random Questions Answered By Gail Carriger


1. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An archaeologist. Although I dabbled, for a while, with the idea of litigation and there was also a brief fascination with the genetic sciences.

2. What is your favorite food-related memory?
I have so so many but there was an incident in Cinque Terre involving an espresso machine, tea, oatmeal, and sardines that remains infamous. I can't relay the details because I don't think the statute of limitations ever will run out.

3. Summer or winter?

Winter. For while I am always cold and I dislike the sensation, I hate heat more. I come from a long line of genetically defective females who sweat very little, and compensate (so smart, this) by fainting. Plus, I love the rain.

4. Proudest five-minutes-of-fame moment?

See the story about spotting my book in a store for the first time.

5. What is your most irrational fear?
Hospitals, fast food, screaming children, and crocs.

Bad Crocs

6. Favorite holiday destination?
Anywhere with a beach and good swimming.

7. What singer / band did you see at your first concert?

Indigo Girls. Yes, I know.

8. What’s the worst lie you ever told?
"I'm not hungry."

9. Which teacher had the biggest impact on you?
Mostly, my history teachers. It's hard to pick one, I've been lucky enough to be blessed with great teachers and awesome librarians.

10. If you won a million bucks, what would you spend it on?
A house, a party, and my parents. In that order.


{What is Gail's Book Group reading for September? Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey}


GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1885 Dolman  1885  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
The Forgotten Great Theatres Of London

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
10 Things Never to Say to a Writer


PROJECT ROUND UP  
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Releases March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order! Working copy edits.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.   Finished first draft. Out with Beta readers. Release date November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order.



The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Coming November 4, 2014)
 The Custard Protocol Series: 1 Prudence (Coming March 17, 2015)
The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels

Book News:
Video Book Talk staring @conroyheine about Soulless.

Quote of the Day:
“The bridegroom is what the world chooses to call and idle man; that is to say, he has scholarship, delicate health, and leisure.”
~ Amelia B. Edwards in A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

Follow Gail on Facebook & Twitter. Or you can join her mailing list
She also has a fashion blog ~ Retro Rack.
The best place to talk all things Parasol Protectorate is on its
Facebook Group.

9.15.2014

Convolution Appearance ~ September 27, Burlingame, CA


I'll be visiting Convolution on Saturday September 27th.


Convolution Location:

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California, USA, 94010

Gail's Schedule at the Convention


Noon ~ 1:30 PM Steaming Outside Victorian London
"Not all Steampunk is British. Explore the American and Australian Wild Wests, the African veldt, the Meiji Restoration, etc. Panel will include discussion of themes and related novels and publications"

2:00 ~ 3:30 PM Dragon, Wizard, and Vampire Stories: Their Origin and Development
"Where did these classic fantasy elements begin? How have they changed over time?"

4:00 ~ 5:30 PM Handling Rejection in Writing
"Sometimes your skin just isn't that thick. How to cope with a chorus of "No" on the path to a "Yes!"

I'll be hanging out at the bar that evening and happy to sign anything you bring with if you can catch me there, or between panels.

{What is Gail's Book Group reading for September? Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey}


GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1870 Seaside ensemble ca. 1870  From LACMA

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
When Victorian Housewives Were Seduced by Seaweed

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
"Let them keep in mind that the purpose of the writer is to amend, and not to offend; to improve her young countrywomen, and not to annoy them."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book
by Eliza Leslie (1864)


PROJECT ROUND UP  
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Releases March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order! Copy edits handed in, awaiting proofs.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.     Release date November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order. Working on second draft.



The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Coming November 4, 2014)
 The Custard Protocol Series: 1 Prudence (Coming March 17, 2015)
The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels

Book News:
Review of one of the Parasol Protectorate books in French.

Quote of the Day:


Follow Gail on Facebook & Twitter. Or you can join her mailing list
She also has a fashion blog ~ Retro Rack.
The best place to talk all things Parasol Protectorate is on its
Facebook Group.