There is something incredibly appealing about Victorian London. While I'm certain it was stinky, uncomfortable, unsanitary, and largely unpleasant for many of its residents - the romantic appeal is unassailable. I don't know what makes it so alluring to others, but for me it is equal parts the clothing, the manners, and the intellectual revolution of the time. London in 1873 seemed to me a natural habitat for vampires, with all their vaunted urbanity . . .
And I'm being interviewed Over on Falcata Times
.FT: If music be the food of love, what do you think writing is and please explain your answer?
GC: Writing is the booze of introverts. My explanation? Have you ever been to a hotel bar at a convention? I rest my case.
And Jeff VandeerMeer interviews me for Amazon The Rise of the Parasol Protectorate: Gail Carriger's Soulless.Amazon.com: Do you carry a parasol for defense?
Carriger: Sadly, no, I'm an unparalleled wimp. There was once an entirely unsuccessful attempt at karate, wherein I kept fretting about actually having to kick people and trying to convince the class to break for tea. Sometimes, however, I've been seen carrying a parasol for protection against the sun. I know, I know, crazy talk.Gail's Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Current Fashion Obsession: Dior Suits
Your Tisane of Smart:Rare ancient jewels found in Crete
Your Writerly Tinctures:
Because it's banned book week here's and awesome blog on Censorship, Semantics, the Wall Street Journal, and Oklahoma
CAKE in Space: With agent.Soulless
: The Hiding Spot contest
to win a signed ARC of Soulless closes today!Changeless
Release date currently April 2010. Copy edits are in.Blameless
: Still with first beta.
Quote of the Day:
"We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to."
~ Somerset Maugham