Gail is At Pikes Peak Writer's Conference


My dear Gentle Reader, I will be at Pikes Peak Writer's Conference for the rest of this week. I'm looking forward to it, they already have a drink named after me and I haven't even arrived yet!

The event takes place in Colorado Springs, CO April 25 ~ 27, 2014  (Colorado Springs Marriott 5580 Tech Center Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80919). I'll be traveling most of the day tomorrow and generally unavailable while I am there.

Brown Willow Ware

If you are local I hope to see you there. They are keeping me very very busy indeed so I have no time to meet outside of the event.

Here are the details...

FRIDAY ~ April 25
11:30 am Welcome Lunch ~ keynote address
2:30 pm ~ 3:30 pm Workshop: The Gothic Roots of Steampunk 
4:00 ~ 5:00 pm Read & Critique 123 
5:30 pm Faculty & Staff Mixer
6:45 pm Dinner & Reception ~ keynote speech

SATURDAY ~ April 26
9:10 am-10:10 am Panel: Mythbusting Keynotes (Q&A session)
11:45 am Lunch ~ hosting table
1:15 pm-2 pm Booksigning
4:45 pm-5:45 pm Workshop: Humorous Characterization
7:00 pm Awards Dinner ~ hosting table

SUNDAY ~ April 27
12:30 pm Farewell Lunch ~ hosting table
2:00 pm-2:30 pm Interview with Patrick Hester

Speaking of travel, I encountered this little gem recently... (I'm in the middle of an edit pass so I'm only reading non-fiction primary sources for 1850-1900)
"...there are persons who indulge themselves in astounding acts of rudeness, [for example] the supposition that a hotel is only a tavern..."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book
by Eliza Leslie (American 1864)

A hotel only a tavern? I know truly the height of rudeness!


GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1833 Ladies' Cabinet Date-  Thursday, August 1, 1833 Item ID-  v. 14, plate 57

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Checkerboard at Bouquets to Art 2014

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
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Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Naming Fantastic Characters


PROJECT ROUND UP  

Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third. November 4, 2014. Cover art to come.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Finished rough draft, cutting and trimming begins in July.
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First: Rewriting now, release date March 17, 2015.


The Books! 

The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies
 The Custard Protocol Series: 1 Prudence (Coming March 17, 2015)

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 crudrat.com

Book News:
Lizz the Librarian says of Etiquette & Espionage: "What I love about this book: [Sophronia] is an awesome character with flaws and personality. She is truly three dimensional. Plus, the awesome school, interesting characters, and the whole steampunk vibe make this a fun and different read (who is getting burnt out on dystopian novels - this girl!)."

Quote of the Day:
Water-Cure Journal, May 1855


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