10 Random Questions Answered By Gail Carriger

1. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An archaeologist. Although I dabbled, for a while, with the idea of litigation and there was also a brief fascination with the genetic sciences.

2. What is your favorite food-related memory?
I have so so many but there was an incident in Cinque Terre involving an espresso machine, tea, oatmeal, and sardines that remains infamous. I can't relay the details because I don't think the statute of limitations ever will run out.

3. Summer or winter?

Winter. For while I am always cold and I dislike the sensation, I hate heat more. I come from a long line of genetically defective females who sweat very little, and compensate (so smart, this) by fainting. Plus, I love the rain.

4. Proudest five-minutes-of-fame moment?

See the story about spotting my book in a store for the first time.

5. What is your most irrational fear?
Hospitals, fast food, screaming children, and crocs.

Bad Crocs

6. Favorite holiday destination?
Anywhere with a beach and good swimming.

7. What singer / band did you see at your first concert?

Indigo Girls. Yes, I know.

8. What’s the worst lie you ever told?
"I'm not hungry."

9. Which teacher had the biggest impact on you?
Mostly, my history teachers. It's hard to pick one, I've been lucky enough to be blessed with great teachers and awesome librarians.

10. If you won a million bucks, what would you spend it on?
A house, a party, and my parents. In that order.

{What is Gail's Book Group reading for September? Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1885 Dolman  1885  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
The Forgotten Great Theatres Of London

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
10 Things Never to Say to a Writer

Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Releases March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order! Working copy edits.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.   Finished first draft. Out with Beta readers. Release date November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order.

The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Coming November 4, 2014)
 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; The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar

Book News:
Video Book Talk staring @conroyheine about Soulless.

Quote of the Day:
“The bridegroom is what the world chooses to call and idle man; that is to say, he has scholarship, delicate health, and leisure.”
~ Amelia B. Edwards in A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

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