Pros and Cons of Life... Gail Style

For today, Gentle Reader, here are some fun tidbits of insight into my personality. Or at least I hope it's fun...

Would try once: Exotic food
No thanks: Team sports

Too much in my life: Email
Not enough: Cherries

Fear conquered: Public speaking
Not quite there yet: Public restrooms

Risky when it comes to:
Play it safe when it comes to: Deli meat

Getting better at: Saying no
Getting worse at: Deadlines

Skill mastered: Muffins
Not quite there yet: Puff pastry

Glad it's ahead of me: Novella writing
Glad it's behind me: 80s fashion

Pay good money for: Storage solutions
Wouldn't take it even if free: Most furniture (not enough room)

Career highlight:
First time seeing my book on a shelf
Low point: B&N signing for online distribution debacle

Endlessly curious about: Packing hacks
Couldn't care less about: WWE

Always up for: Tea party
Never up for: Loud music

I feel for: Fashion struggles
No sympathy for: Slovenliness

Worth the wait: Books
No patience for: Badly behaved pets

Always cool: Dressing like a Hepburn
Never cool: Dressing like a Kardashian

Subject I won't shut up about lately: Favorite podcasts
Subject I avoid: Politics

Moment of triumph: Training cat to pee in toilet
Epic fail: Training cat to flush

Perfect day begins with: Good tea, poached eggs, tomato, spinach, and silence
And ends with: Good wine, perfectly set custard, and company

{Gail's monthly read along for July is: Passion Blue by Victoria Strauss}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Ladies' Cabinet Date-  Tuesday, September 1, 1840 Item ID-  v. 23, plate 26

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Family inherit old building and unearth amazing vintage shoe store that was locked up for decades

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
The Brief History of the Ferris Wheel 

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
"You learn by writing short stories. Keep writing short stories. The money's in novels, but writing short stories keeps your writing lean and pointed."
~ Larry Niven


The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series
1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies,
3 Waistcoats & Weaponry, 4 Manners & Mutiny
 The Custard Protocol Series
 1 Prudence, 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:
Cannonball Read 7 says of Waistcoats & Weaponry: ***Spoiler Alert*** “...the girls from Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies are about to be thrust out into the real world. Some will fall, but I’m fairly certain that Sophronia will spread her wings and fly.”

Quote of the Day:
“Not letting go. Just adjusting grip.”
~ Six Word Memoirs

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