9.28.2012

E&E ARC Contest ~ Class Titles (CLOSED)


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So, I have 20 ARCs of Etiquette & Espionage and it's contest time!

The Rules
  • 1 entry per person.
  • Open to continental US only, no PO Boxes
  • 20 winners are chosen by random number Weds. Oct. 31.
  • You must leave your email address with your entry.
  • I will pass along your email to Little Brown, they will contact you for your non-PO Box mailing address.
Here's what to do to enter . . .
  1. At the very beginning of the book our heroine Sophronia is covertly recruited to attend a Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing School that just happens to train young ladies as spies. Classes include Petit Fours & Poisoning; Household Accounts & Assignations; and the like.
  2. Come up with your own rift on a lady's seminary class title combing victorian etiquette with espionage.
  3. Post your class title in the comments section bellow of either my Live Journal or Blogspot blog by Weds. Oct. 31. I am sorry, I can't enable anonymous posting, I get over 20 spams a day. Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook and other comment-challenging arenas are not valid.
  4. You MUST include an email. If you forget and have to re-comment, edit or delete your first comment and include both entry and email together, please.
  5. One entry per person.
  6. You have until the end of October. Winners will be chosen on October31  and notified by Little Brown directly. Check your Spam filters.
  7. Have fun!
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I can't promise that you won't come up with titles I've already used, some of you practically share a brain with me. Remember, I've already written two books in this series so chances are good. I hope that if you encounter your own title within my text you with take that as synergy or compliment and not insult or theft.

No title repeats. So the longer you leave it, the harder it will get!

GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1880 recreation

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
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Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Heston Blumenthal cooks Treacle Tart

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Five Stages in Reacting to a Critique

PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date Fall 2013. Writing rough draft. Crew has arrived in Bombay,on the reread . . .
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Awaiting copy-edits. Title changed.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus by subscription. Print release tentatively Dec. 2012.


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

The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.

The manga editions, Vol. available in print, Vol. 2 by subscription to YenPlus.

Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!

The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013


Book News:
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Quote of the Day:
"If the lady on whom you call is not at home you must leave your card. If she has grown up daughters or a sister living with her, two cards: or you may slightly turn down the corner of your card, which signifies that the visit is paid to all."
~ Etiquette for Ladies 1850


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9.21.2012

In Which Gail Interviews John Anealio


Today, Gentle Reader, this blog has been hijacked by that most alien of creatures . . . a musician! *gasp* I can hear the sputtering of tea all around the globe. I know, but musicians happen sometimes. Even to authors.

I adore John's stuff, most particularly his George R.R. Martin Is Not Your Bitch song, which I heard for the first time at Balticon on the I Should Be Writing live podcast. John and I sat near each other and he played for a packed room, many of whom raised up the flames on their iPods in a swaying reverent salute.

ISBW Balticon

So, without further ado, John Anealio everyone!

About you!

Tea or coffee and how do you take it?
Black with Splenda.

Describe your personal style for appearances.
I recently decided that I needed to improve my dress. I wanted something that looked cool, but not like I was trying too hard. I now where better fitting jeans or cargo pants, higher quality, better fitting (and more expensive) T-shirts, and a cool, military style, collarless cotton jacket.

If I were to observe the artist beast in its native environment, what surprising thing might I see? What does the environment look like?
I record all of my songs on a Macbook, so my environment is wherever I can clear some space. I think you might be surprised to see how much can be down with a few guitars, a good microphone and good piece of recording software (I use Logic Pro). I think that you might also be surprised to see how much time and effort needs to be put into recording these songs. The Steampunk Girl song took almost two months of recording, editing and mixing to finish!

If you drive, what do you drive?
A 1999 Toyota Corolla. Music and teaching don't pay very much.

No deviating: vanilla or chocolate ice cream on a plain or a sugar cone? (Gail will use this to determine your level of sanity.)
Chocolate on a sugar cone.
Result: most sane.

What's most likely to make you laugh?
My son is six years old and he does some pretty silly things.

Since convention goers inevitably end up in the bar, what's your poison?
Expensive beer or cheap wine.

John

About your thing!

What should people eat while consuming your music?
Lembas Bread.

What form does evil take within its lyrics?
Pure evil expresses itself most fully through the lyrics of "Fergalicious".

What's your favorite sub-genre to read and does it influence your music?
Tough question. I'd say sword & sorcery. Don't know if it influences my music much though.

What's the funnest (or funniest) song?
If we are talking about my music, then I'd say the funniest song on the album is Batman Smells. It tells the story of Batman being depressed because kids sing about him smelling. He copes with it by getting drunk on whiskey & diet coke at a hotel bar with Robin.

If your music smelled of something, what would that be?
New paperback novels & old Star Wars figures.

If you were to put together a tribute band who would it tribute, and what would it be called?
The name of my Rush tribute band is ArmaGeddy Lee.

Photo JA
John Anealio performs geeky anthems for writers, librarians, lovers of Sci-Fi, Best Buy customers & robots. His music sounds like John Mayer, Weezer & James Taylor playing Dungeons & Dragons together on their iPhones.  Check out his music at www.johnanealio.com  New album available on September 18th. 


And that's all for now folks!
I'm away from the interwebs most of next week, be good. Or as good as possible when supplied with sufficient tea and nibbly bits.

GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Umbrulla Chandalear

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
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Your Tisane of Smart . . .
An Underwater Hotel Architects- Deep Ocean Technology

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
25 Realizations Writers Need To

PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date Fall 2013. Writing rough draft. Crew has arrived in Bombay, I've about to reread . . .
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Handed back in for final line edit pass. Title changed.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013. Working promo schemes to begin September.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus by subscription. Print release tentatively Dec. 2012.


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

The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.

The manga editions, Vol. available in print, Vol. 2 by subscription to YenPlus.

Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!

The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013


Book News:
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Quote of the Day:
Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
~ Unknown


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9.19.2012

Latest German Cover


I think this is the German Cover for Heartless, although I'm not certain, it could be Timeless. I also have no idea what the title translates to.

German Cover Heartless maybe

You can see all my thoughts on the first three German covers here. Not a whole lot has changed. These are also the covers that France is using for their new Mass Market Paperback editions. France consulted me, Germany is less communicative, shall we say.

You might recognize her outfit from a certain stage show in Timeless. I do what I can.

GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1860s  The Kyoto Costume Institute

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Wolf Wallpaper

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Cow Riding

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Write

PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date Fall 2013. Writing rough draft. Crew has arrived in Bombay, I've about to reread . . .
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Handed back in for final line edit pass. Title changed.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013. Working promo schemes to begin September.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus by subscription. Print release tentatively Dec. 2012.


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

The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.

The manga editions, Vol. available in print, Vol. 2 by subscription to YenPlus.

Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!

The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013


Book News:
Have fun casting an imaginary movie of my books over on Story Casting

Quote of the Day:
"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested."
~ Francis Bacon