But first, I've an interview over at Murder by the Book
. Here's a sample,John: Madame Lefoux was a great addition to your world, will we see her in any future books?
Gail: 'Ze lovely French inventor has a very large part to play in Blameless
, Book the Third, and a pivotal role in Heartless
, Book the Fourth. I don't know yet about the last book, some characters don't weasel their way in until I'm actually writing the story.The Story of Gail's First In-N-Out
So I was raised without fast food, Gentle Reader, and it wasn't until I was about 20 that I had my first Drive Through Experience, and it was at In-N-Out
a popular indy burger joint here on the West Coast. I was driving, which meant I had to do the ordering. It all began with my utter confusion over the menu.
Gail: Why are there so few choices?
Friends: Because there's a whole secret code to ordering.
Gail: There is?
Friends: Yes, you want the Double Double Animal Style.
Gail: I do? That sounds rather naughty. But, OK.
Next up the completely incomprehensible speaker box (which turns out to be fast food standard issue).
Gail: Um. Hi Charlie?
Gail: Help me.
Friends: Just give it your order.
Finally, we made our way to a window, where instead of giving us food, they took money (food apparently came out the next window). The cashier being an adorable Asian boy I was slightly flustered. Particularly when he said:
AAB: Here's your change. Would you like a lap dance with that?
Gail: Would I like a lap dance
AAB (without missing a beat): Sure
Friends (in hysterics): Lap mat. He wants to know if you want a lap mat.
Gail: Lap mat? What the hell is a lap mat? I'd rather have the lap dance.
Which is why, Gentle Reader, whenever a visit to In-N-Out is suggested, someone in my group of friends will pipe up with, "Would you like a lap dance with that?"
Sigh.Gail's Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Your Tisane of Smart:Food Time Line
Your Writerly Tinctures:All About Bookscans Vamp Angel
says, "Even the chapter titles are amusing, for example: Chapter One - In Which Parasols Prove Useful; Chapter Two - An Unexpected Invitation; Chapter Three - Our Heroine Heeds Some Good Advice; Chapter Four - Our Heroine Ignores Good Advice, and so on. The cover is also wonderful." And provides and excerpt.
SPOILER ALERT! Changeless
blurb gives away ending of Soulless
says, "Such a nice change of pace from most the books and authors I enjoy."
Out September 1, 2010! Even bigger SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON
if you haven't read the other books first.Heartless
First Draft done! Final draft due Nov 1.Super Secret Project F
Under revision. Updated proposal delayed.CAKE in Space
See table of contents here
Short story turned in. The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2
available for preorder.
Quote of the Day:
"Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality."
~ Clifton Fadiman