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.
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 . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
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.
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
Audiobook of Crudrat
releasing end of April 2014. Find out more at crudrat.com
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:
She also has a fashion blog ~ Retro Rack.
The best place to talk all things Parasol Protectorate is on its Facebook Group.
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