Gentle Reader, forgive the lateness of this post? I returned from Pikes Peak Writers Conference in the wee hours of last night and seem to be still, in part, there. A series of unfortunate events, at which only airlines can excel, delayed one of my flights three hours. Screaming infants, disgusting salads, and overly scented seatmates notwithstanding I eventually stumbled into the waiting arms of the AB and the demanding histrionics of a gratifyingly excited Lilliput.
|Gender bender book cover remake w/ self @ChuckWendig @jimchines @hank_phillippi and @MKMKMeredith via Pikes Peak Writers @PikesPeakWrite on Twitter|
Pikes Peak was a blast. Very much a convention for writers it reminded me how far I have come, and how not so long ago I was a total unknown, and how very fortunate I am. So thank you for reading my stuff. Really. What little wisdom I have gleaned I attempted to transmit, although I admit to being thwarted by the altitude and the alcohol. Let that be a warning in an of itself. Thou shalt not attempt to teach comedy in a corset at high altitude and then drink. Sigh.
|Steampunk dinner w/ @CindiMadsen @BrandyVallance @EvangelineD via Cindi Madsen on Twitter|
Today has been a day of blurry busywork. I'm prepping for my next event, LepreCon in Mesa AZ (near Phoenix) in only a few weeks. I've also decided that I will, indeed, be going to England this August. I'll be at both Nine Worlds (London near Heathrow) and LonCon (London Docklands). I may ink in a few other events in other parts of England as well, but it is family that is pulling me back so please allow me the liberty to visit with them first. I promise that the moment I have anything else confirmed I will announce it here and post it to my events page.
Over on Tentacle & Treacle a new recipe has dropped. Lobster salad, and I am very very tempted. Doesn't it just look a treat. Funnily enough I just found this in a book I was reading for research.
"First, mash together some hard-boiled yolk of egg, and some of the red coral of the lobster, with a little salt and cayenne. Mix in, with a fork, mustard to your taste; and then a liberal allowance of salad-oil, finishing with vinegar."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book
by Eliza Leslie (American 1864)
It's like she read my mind as I was contemplating trying it out! Although her's looks like it tastes much better.
GAIL'S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
L'Administration est Rue du Helder. La Mode Date: Saturday, June 1, 1833v. 14, plate 23
|1833 Saturday June 1|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third. November 4, 2014. Cover art to come.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Finished rough draft, cutting and trimming begins in July.
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First: Rewriting now, release date March 17, 2015.
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
Audiobook of Crudrat
releasing end of April 2014. Find out more at crudrat.com
Andrew Knighton Writes of Curtsies & Conspiracies, “Sophronia continues to be a splendid central character, the sort of skilled and purposefully disobedient role model I like to see.”
Quote of the Day:
"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon."
~ Doug Larson
She also has a fashion blog ~ Retro Rack.
The best place to talk all things Parasol Protectorate is on its Facebook Group.
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