You haven't seen the duck legs paddling, Gentle Reader, but they have been going madly under the water my end for a week or more. I thought 2013 would be a beast. That beast appears to be a vicious quack of a duck.
This early 2013 scrabbling is because I am trying to finishing my website update. It's getting a redesign to compensate for two new book series. Silly me, I never thought that might be necessary when I originally conceived of the website.
AND, Little Brown has been organizing a book tour for me at the end of the month! Quack.
So here's what's happening:
Right now io9 has an EXCLUSIVE sneak peak excerpt from Etiquette & EspionageM that you won't find anywhere else!
Feb 5, Tuesday in San Francisco, CA
7:00pm NYMBC Presents: Gail Carriger Launch Party
At Books Inc, Opera Plaza
In conjunction with their Not Your Mother’s Book Club™ teen event series
Feb 10, Sunday in Redondo Beach, CA
2:30pm Event with Ally Carter
Mysterious Galaxy, 2810 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
I pair up with New York Times bestselling young adult author Ally Carter for hijinks in the LA area.
Feb 11, Monday in LA area
Possible school event?
Feb 12, Tuesday in Everywhere!
5:00pm PST Live at the Lounge, Online Video Chat
RSVP at the site to ask me all your burning questions
Feb 16, Saturday in Davis, CA
4 pm Reading, Signing, Q&A
The Avid Reader 617 2nd St. Davis, CA 95616
My first time doing a Sacramento area event!
Feb 22, Friday in Palo Alto, CA
6:00 to 8:00pm Steampunk Reception
Palo Alto City Library Downtown, 270 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
Books Inc. will be on hand to sell books
My possible visit to Phoenix for YA Paloloosa never materialized.
GAIL'S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1862 Ensemble The Victoria & Albert Museum
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
YouTube Lady Got Bustle
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
I knew about Project Gutenberg, of course, but just discovered this amazing resource was part of it: Punch, or the London Charivaria archived with issues dating from 1841 - 1920!
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
To preach or not to preach
PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Handed in to editor.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Title changed. Release date November 2013. Page proofs on my desk.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Out now!
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.
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, both now available in print.
Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!
The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013
New interview up.
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