This last Saturday I was at the San Leandro Library for an afternoon event and then Kepler's Books in Menlo Park with the wonderful Suzanne Lazear for an evening event. There was a modest turn out at each, perhaps around 20 people or so. I had a fun time regalling all with silly stories and talking about secret projects, the book industry, steampunk, cover art, and everything in between.
|In San Leandro Library with one of my best and brightest Twitter followers (name withheld to protect the guilty)|
|With Suzanne at Keplers|
If you are intrigued by my crazy pink and black outfit, I have a whole blog post on the subject over on Retro Rack.
I hope everyone has a great time at New York Comic Con (without me, sadness). It seems to have been a busy weekend for all out there in literary land.
I'm sorry to not have a more exciting blog post for you today. I've been recovering from some minor surgery recently and the events on Saturday rather tapped my reserves.
Now I must begin to prep myself for . . . book launch! Come on Seattle, let's see if you can give California a run for its money.
GAIL'S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
With her "Sophronia" dolls!
|Cutest stemapunk ever|
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
|DNA Bookcase Arranges Books in a Double Helix (via laughingsquid on tumblr)|
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
|Gail's home desk, before & after|
PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Awaiting copy edits.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date Nov. 5, 2013.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series!
Please DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!
The Parasol Protectorate
omnibus hardback editions
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
In which Soulless converts a non-reader over on the Other World Diner. "What truly makes the book enjoyable are the characters."
Quote of the Day:
Queen Victoria: Why did you do it? So stupid, why did you do it?
Prince Albert: I had two very good reasons. First, I am replaceable and you are not.
Queen Victoria: You are not replaceable to me!
Prince Albert: Secondly, you're the only wife I've got or ever will have. You are my whole existence, and I will love you until my very last breath.
~ Period Drama: The Young Victoria (2009)