Prudence Has A New Name!

OK OK, see what I did there, Gentle Reader? Oh, I'm being so trixy. So you knew that she wasn't going to be Prudence. Although, Prudence is still the title of the first book. But the series, the series is getting a new name! For the past year or so I have been referring to it (both here on the blog and in person) as The Parasol Protectorate Abroad.

However, we felt that it was too close to Parasol Protectorate and didn't want to delude readers into thinking they were getting more Alexia. The last thing I want is for my readers to feel duped or betrayed in any way. So we've changed the name of the series to...

The Custard Protocol Series

You see the name of Prudence's airship is the Spotted Custard, and this way whenever she and her team are sent in to save the day, the British government has to say:

Activate the Custard Protocol!

Do you know how happy this makes me?

So happy!

And no, I'm not going to tell you Prudence's name. Not yet.

Heh heh heh.

More info to come. Right now we have no official launch date or completed cover art. I still have a truly major rewrite to conduct first. Give me time. It'll happen. Secrets are not being kept from you except for your own protection... and that of the nearest custard.


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1895 Parasol  Dupuy, 1895-1900  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Tipsy Wine Glasses

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
What is a parlor gun?

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Sex and Writing Romance Novels


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:
Over on Retro Rack I talk all about the transformation dress in Curtsies & Conspiracies.

Quote of the Day:
“Mr. Thornton: You did bring your brains with you to work today, didn't you!
Nicholas Higgins: Well I tried to keep them hidden, but you can't live without them all together.”
~ North & South (2004 mini series)

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