1.30.2012

Character Study: Countess Nadasdy

Its' been a while, and with the series coming to a close I figure I'd better get the last of the characters drawing boards up for everyone to see. Here we have, Gentle Reader, a collection of images that remind me of the Good Countess and her little band of trouble making vampires.


The image of this character was so clear in my head that when I went back, just now, to check my character notes in the World Bible, I found . . . nothing. Just a comment that she is the queen of the Westminster Hive.

However, I do know the following:

1. Looks like a shepherdess or a milkmaid
2. A little on the pudgy side
3. Dark hair
4. Rosy cheeks
5. Cornflower blue eyes

Here are a collection of images that remind me of her. Sometimes literally, sometimes they tie to her inner personality, sometimes they trigger a fairy story or a myth that I connect to here, and in one case the image is a clue to events in Timeless. I hope you enjoy!




GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .


Your Infusion of Cute . . .


Your Tisane of Smart . . .


Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Fascinating article from Deborah J. Ross on her Apprenticeship with MZB. My first pro sale was also to Sword & Sorceress.

PROJECT ROUND UP
Deportment & Deceit ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Working rough draft.

Etiquette & Espionage ~ The Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 2013. In production. Have seen initial cover mock-up and it is stunning!

Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 1: Printed volume releases March 1. Have seen cover sketch for Soulless Vol. 2 (AKA Changeless) and it is beyond fabulous!

Timeless ~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last: In production. Releases March 1. Preorder now if you wish.

Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date fall 2013. She's started waking me up in the middle of the night with ideas.

BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!


Book News:
The steampunk scholar talks about teaching Soulless.

Quote of the Day:
"Tea does our fancy aid,
Repress those vapours which the head invade
And keeps that palace of the soul serene."
~ Edmund Waller, "Of Tea"

Daisypath Graduation tickers