Ketchup: Secret Layers, Cover Art & the New York Times


Hello my darling Gentle Reader, you'll notice the blog was a tad scarce last week. I'd apologize but I was away having way too much fun, and one should never apologize or excuse a really good time. I took myself off to some lovely hills and beautiful trees (and a bit of bad weather) to hole up in a super secret evil genius layer and write like the wind. I wanted to see how much I could do without distractions (from 4-8k a day, it turns out). Even though I cannot afford to repeat the process often, it was really good for me on an emotional level, and I learned a lot about myself as a writer. Also, I wrote a scene so funny I made myself cry ~ that NEVER happens. I look forward to seeing what you think of it, next year sometime.


Things That Happened While I Was Away

  1. Little Brown dropped the (not quite finished) cover art and announced the release date (November 3, 2015) of the final Finishing School Book: Manners & Mutiny.
  2. I update my FAQ!
  3. Borderlands Books was saved (for a year at least).
  4. AND the Finishing School made #7 on the New York Times Series list! (That's super hard to make.)

This last was an unexpected pleasure... no really. My agent actually did a blog post about why this is such a surprise. It was due to the $1.99 ebook promotion, thanks so much to all of you who jumped on it. I know many already had the books and simply bought it in ebook to have a backup copy. You are the tea beneath my wings!


If you are wondering where the customary beginning of the month book review is, I dropped it over into the discussion on Goodreads. I'll likely do that again on occasion, to give me more space in this blog, and because not everyone is interested in reading reviews.

{Gail's monthly read along for March is Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff.}

PROJECT ROUND UP  




The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry, 4 Manners & Mutiny
 The Custard Protocol Series: 1 Prudence (March 17, 2015), 2 Imprudence
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:
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Quote of the Day:
Hilarity in misspelling: martial your tropes. (Although, toupees would be even funnier.)

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