BFYA Nomination for E&E

Etiquette & Espionage has been nominated by the American Library Association as one of 2013's Best Fiction for Young Adults! Many thanks to all the wonderful librarians out there.


I can't tell you how honored I am to be recognized by librarians. I pretty much grew up inside libraries. I believe many of us writers did. My first job was as a library page (shelving books and getting distracted in corners reading them). Whenever I'm home, I still visit my old boss at the library (and we are talking over two decades now). Some of the most heroic people I know are librarians. I am touched to have been so championed, first with an Alex Award for Soulless and now with this nomination.

At AnomolyCon I got to meet a number of librarians and it is always a delight. (More on the con to come.)

Thank you all again.

“Harry Potter meets Jeeves & Wooster. Or, if Jane Austen wrote Harry Potter after apprenticing under P.G. Wodehouse and H.G. Wells.”
Young Adult Books Central


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Nov 1853 Punch

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Steampunk clocks for sale in Jack London Square.

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Throw pillow, anyone? (Same as above.)

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
5 Tips to Effective Dialogue

Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Writing rough draft.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date November 2013. Await ARCs.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition possibly Nov. 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.

BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!

The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.

The manga editions, both now available in print.

Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!

The first Finishing School book ~ OUT NOW, The second Finishing School book ~ Nov. 5, 2013?

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"It was Warren Dibrell, a noted profligate about town – gambler, libertine, and infidel – the most dangerous because his person was handsome and his manners winning."
~ Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine August 1872

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