My final event for the Etiquette & Espionage
launch was at the Palo Alto City Library
(Downtown location, 270 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA) on Friday Feb 22
from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. There was a little Steampunk Reception with
Books Inc. on hand to sell books. The library kindly supplied lots of
tasty nibbles, flowers and decoration.
drove down early in order to avoid Friday traffic and to visit Tea Time
in Palo Alto. They came highly recommended by the Tea Rage podcast, so I
was very excited to sample their wares.
Tea Time Palo Alto
is a very European establishment. Which is to say, service is
unbelievably slow. Fortunately, we had a few hours to dawdle over tea
and gossip. I ordered the strongest pure leaf Assam they had which,
after much discussion, turned out to be the Harmutty.
The Assam List
liked it enough to buy some to take home but by then we'd been there
for a hour and half and I didn't feel like waiting however long it would
take them to actually wrap me up some of the tea. My dining companion
sampled the Masala chai. She liked it, it was a big aggressively
singular in its notes for me, not enough complexity. I prefer a chai
with a range of spices (cinnamon pepper ginger) and not just cumin. She
sampled three petite macarons, which we found nice a light with good
flavor. I had a slice of the mango mousse, which tasted far more
pineapple than mango but was fluffy and refreshing.
that we went to event. It was a fun closer to the E&E parade. I'm
still a bit under the weather so my energy wasn't all that. We watched
the trailer and then had a Q&A. (Would Socrates run a Q&Q? Ha, I
kill me.) I wore a steampunk influenced plaid outfit. Lots of fun
questions we asked, I tried to answer as honestly as possible.
Then I signed books and poodled off.
This concludes the Etiquette & Espionage
launch events. Next up . . . AnomalyCon
in Denver! But first I'm moving my office and starting to write Waistcoats & Weaponry
!GAIL'S DAILY DOSEYour Moment of Parasol . . .1890-1899 The Metropolitan Museum of ArtYour Infusion of Cute . . .Godeys Sept 1872 PartyYour Tisane of Smart . . .Gridded Cutting MatYour Writerly Tinctures . . .Three Ways to Add Tension During RevisionsPROJECT ROUND UPPrudence
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Title changed. Release date November 2013. Await ARCs.Manga
~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless
) Out now!Etiquette & Espionage
~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date OUT NOW Tour events in progress!
Etiquette & Espionage is a Kindle select
.Quote of the Day:
listen to me, Edith. I love you as man never loved before – madly,
wildly. Tell me you will be mine ‘for years and forever.’ “ and one
strong arm was around her, and the little head fell just where is should
have done, on the broad shoulder that was there to receive it, and he
raised the shining curls that dropped to conceal her blushes, and
imprinted his first kiss on its pale surface.”
~ Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine August 1872
A fine example of sentimentality.