saved me by stepping in to host my last signing of 2012. Since this
event happened unexpectedly, during the holidays, I was honored that a
dozen or so people made the effort to come say hi. There was even press coverage
At least half of attendees drove over from the Cow Palace after Dickens
and then parked in the Mission, on a Saturday night, to see me! Now
THAT makes me feel special.
Jared and I at Borderlands
hopped BART, an uncomfortable experience at the best of times. Whenever
I travel on public transit I can't help but fantasize about Victorian
trains ~ first class of course! How wonderful would it be to someday
take the Orient Express? (There's a wonderful BBC documentary
on the train with David Suchet of Piorot fame.) unlike BART, Borderlands was a lovely and welcoming as always!
were signed, photos were taken, swag was given out. (I never have much
swag so I just took a few odds and ends from my publicists as an apology
for having to cancel the Dickens event.) And I received tribute!
Citron, book, pocket watch
scenting my office beautifully for a day, the citron went off to a new
life in marmalade. The pocket watch will make an appearance at an
upcoming steampunk event (hopefully meaning I won't be chronically late
for all my panels). And the book is sitting patiently on my bedside
Thanks everyone so much and have a happy holiday! May your
break be filled with Indy Bookstores coming to your rescue, tenticular
citrus fruit, and steampunk goodness!GAIL'S DAILY DOSEYour Moment of Parasol . . .Your Infusion of Cute . . .Zepplin Dress 1930sYour Tisane of Smart . . .Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Want to know what's keeping me so busy right now? Pretty much this: Unleashing the Internal Editor: A Self-Editing ChecklistPROJECT ROUND UPPrudence
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Working first draft. New release date March 2014.Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Title changed. Copy edits done and in! Release date November 2013.Manga
~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless
) Out now!Etiquette & Espionage
~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.
Book News:An Ivy hat bomb momentQuote of the Day:
is more nourishing than a well-made mutton broth with plenty of ride or
barley in it, and the meat stewed down into the soup. This, with an
honest milky pudding eaten with stewed fruit, is as wholesome a dinner
as it is possible to give."
~ Steel & Gardiner, 1888