I leave tomorrow, Gentle Reader. Am I running around like the proverbial headless chicken? Darlings, I'm a boneless skinless chicken breast. It's not pretty at the House of Gail, right now, not pretty at all.
I both love and loathe packing, all that neat organization and rolling of clothes and tucking of socks into nooks versus the panicked worry that I have forgotten something absolutely vital. However, I have 14 event outfits planned and in rotation (out of two suits and two dresses), three of which are unused and waiting on the sidelines in case something gets spilled on or torn or additional events are added. That is about as ready as I get for anything.
If you want to catch me on my whirlwind tour, this is your chance. I won't be back to any of these locations for a while. My next three years of overseas trips (I only do one a year) are already decided.
Sunday 8th April: Eastercon
11:00am Panel "Meet the new king (same as the old king)"
3:00pm Panel "You got your robot elf sex in my SF"
9:00pm Panel "Multicultural steampunk"
Monday 9th April
6.30pm Steampunk soiree at Foyles
In association with PornoKitsch
Tuesday 10th April
Press and stock signings
Tea with Editor
Wednesday 11th April
Possible Steampunk shopping jaunt.
6.30pm Bookseller meet-and-greet event
Friday 13th April
6.30pm Steampunk Night at Waterstones Nottingham
Gail Carriger interviewed by Jema Hewitt, Q+A and signing.Waterstones Nottingham, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GR
Interviewed at bookstore and sign books
Dinner with fans and representatives from store and editors at Styxx.
Marketing department meeting.
6:00pm Interview at Stockholm's main library
Dinner with Swedish translator
2:00pm - 3:00pm Signing at Budapest International Book Festival
1:00pm ~ 2:00pm Signing Libreria Gigamesh
3:00pm ~ 3:50pm Signing at Maite Libros
6:00pm ~ 7:00pm Signing FNAC Traingle
Weds 25th, fly home
GAIL'S DAILY DOSE
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
PROJECT ROUND UP
Deportment & Deceit
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Done with a very rough draft, lots of work still to do. Off to the first Beta anyway.
Etiquette & Espionage
~ The Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 2013.
~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless
) First chapter reviewed, drops on YenPlus
April 12th. Print release tentatively
~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last. Out now!
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Release date Fall 2013.
Timeless Reviews . . .
Quote of the Day:
"The chicken stalks at midnight.
But the duck dances at dusk.
The penguin looks inscrutable.
And the rooster preys at dawn.
While the hen shops on ebay.
The password is three clucks and a b'kaw."
~ Adapted from some fun with fans on Facebook yesterday.