Gail's 5 Current Favorite Non Fiction Books

I didn't really get to mention many of my picks in outrageous and fun non-fiction books at WorldCon last year. That particular panel turned out to be not quite what I expected. They do that sometimes. So I thought I'd put my list up here. The blurbs on Amazon are pretty good if you want to know what they are about.

Special Mention


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1809 Friday, September 1 Ackerman's Repository v. 3, plate 26

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
"By request, here's a shot of the interior of my ocean teacup."

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
London. Piccadilly Circus in 1894 via British Paintingstumblr

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Debut Authors on Lessons They’ve Learned Since Getting Published


Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second. Out now!   
Soulless Vol. 3 (AKA Blameless the manga) ~ Out now! 

Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third. I honestly do not yet know the exact release date. Probably early November 2014.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Working rough draft.
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First: Delayed. Why? Rewrite begins soon.

The Books! 

The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies

The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
Soulless Vol. 1, Soulless Vol. 2, Soulless Vol. 3
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only) Marine Biology, My Sister's Song, & Fairy Debt

Audiobook of Crudrat releasing end of April 2014. Find out more at

Book News:
I Read to Relax reviews C&C: “[Sophronia] is the type of smart, adventurous heroine I'd hope to be if I ever found myself learning poisons and proper etiquette upon a floating dirigible.”

Quote of the Day:
“Either i've turned stupid, or life's turned hard.”
~ Tamora Pierce, Lioness Rampant

quotes Gail likes

Goodreads Quotes

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