In Which Gail is Interviewed by Natalie Allan


I'm interviewed today by Natalie Allan over on her blog. Here's a sample . . .

Soullessis out on 1st October and there’s a lot of excitement pending your book’s release, can you tell us a little about your character Alexia and where the idea of her and the universe came from?

Alexia is a hardened spinster with two embarrassing problems: her long dead father was Italian and she has no soul. However, I’m getting ahead of myself for the universe came first and Alexia followed.

I’ve long been troubled by certain quirks of history that seem never adequately explained. The most confusing of these is how one tiny island with abysmal taste in food, excellent taste in beverages, and a penchant for poofy dresses suddenly managed to take over most of the known world. Read on . . .

Gail's Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Beautiful objects made of paper.

Your Tisane of Smart:
Polari was a slang language that has its roots in the eighteenth century underworld but reached its heyday in the British gay subculture of the 1950s and 60s. At a time when it was illegal to be gay in Britain and homosexuals were persecuted not just by the law but by society at large, Polari was a secret vocabulary that allowed gay people to speak openly to each other and identify themselves as gay without attracting public censure or the attentions of undercover charpering omis (policemen).
Your Writerly Tinctures:
A good well-researched article on authors in social media

CAKE in Space: With agent.
Soulless: And another review up at Genre Go Round Reviews. Best bit: "Still fans will enjoy the spin as Ms. Carriger provides a delightful historical fantasy that gives new meaning to a bloody good fantasy."
Changeless: Awaiting copyedit. Release date currently April 2010.
Blameless: Gone off to betas.

Quote of the Day:
"Writing is the flip side of sex – it's good only when it's over."
~ Hunter S. Thompson

Labels: , ,