Gail Carriger

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Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance (and the sexy San Andreas Shifter series as G L Carriger). Her books include the Parasol Protectorate and the Finishing School series. She is published in many languages and has over a dozen NYT bestsellers. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea. Join the Chirrup for sneak peaks of upcoming giggles: http://gailcarriger.com/chirrup ...more

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Gail Carriger In the modern world, yes I think she would be, but in Victorian times with her upbringing she doesn't have the language or understanding. I think that…moreIn the modern world, yes I think she would be, but in Victorian times with her upbringing she doesn't have the language or understanding. I think that there is always a small part of her half in love with Madame Lefoux but she could never understand that's what it was, so she never acknowledges it.

It is my very great delight and pleasure to write them for you! I do love readers who dive into history, I feel like there are little cookies inside my books that only you might notice.

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Gail Carriger Well some of them do show up in different forms and guises (of course) in both my adult series (Parasol Protectorate & Custard Protocol). I have been …moreWell some of them do show up in different forms and guises (of course) in both my adult series (Parasol Protectorate & Custard Protocol). I have been considering a scheme to give a few of the supporting cast (like Dimity, Agatha, Preshea, etc) their own grown-up novellas. However that would be a few years away and conditional on various other contracted deadlines. I suppose you could say: I'm not ruling it out but I'm not making any promises. I don't like writing checks the internet can't cash. (less)
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“I suspect it may be like the difference between a drinker and an alcoholic; the one merely reads books, the other needs books to make it through the day."

(Interview with The Booklovers blog, September 2010)”
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“How ghastly for her, people actually thinking, with their brains, and right next door. Oh, the travesty of it all.”
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“Cats were not, in her experience, an animal with much soul. Prosaic, practical little creatures as a general rule. It would suit her very well to be thought catlike.”
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“Madame Lefoux accepted a cup of tea and sat on another little settee, next to the relocated calico cat. The cat clearly believed Madame Lefoux was there to provide chin scratches. Madame Lefoux provided.”
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“My dearest girl,' said the vampire finally, examining Lord Maccon with an exhausted but appreciative eye, 'such a banquet. Never been one to favor werewolves myself, but he is very well equipped, now, is he not?'

Miss Tarabotti gave him an arch look. 'My goodies,' she warned.

Humans,' chuckled the vampire, 'so possessive.”
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“Alexia figured, delightedly, that this meant he did, in fact, tend to traipse around his private apartments in the altogether. Marriage was becoming more and more of an attractive prospect.”
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message 83: by Alicia

Alicia Thank you very much for adding me as a friend! I can't wait to see what other adventures Rue will have. After the book I am currently reading I will be finishing the E&E (etiquette and espionage) series. Thank you for being awesome.


message 82: by April

April Just finished Prudence, and I loved it! How many books will there be in the Custard Protocol?
I am very curious to see how Rue's adventures, or misadventures go.

I love all of your books, thank you!


message 81: by Diana

Diana Rising Thanks for the friend add!


message 80: by Aaron

Aaron You are too awesome as a person. Tone it down just a tad. ^^


message 79: by Tegan

Tegan Hi Gail!

I just had to stop by your page and write this. I absolutely love your books! Definitely planning on a re-read in anticipation of Prudence! I work at a library and always recommend your novels, love introducing them to people! Thanks for such fantastic characters and memorable stories! Can't wait for more :)

Tegan


message 78: by Gail

Gail Carriger Genie wrote: "Hi Gail,

Thanks so much for accepting my friend request :)
Best wishes for more books in the future,

Genie"


Thank you, Genie!


message 77: by Gail

Gail Carriger Lucinda wrote: "Dear Gail,
Thank you so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x"


My pleasure!


message 76: by L

L Dear Gail,
Thank you so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Hi Gail,

Thanks so much for accepting my friend request :)
Best wishes for more books in the future,

Genie


message 74: by Gail

Gail Carriger Jess wrote: "I was so excited to read online that you are an archaeologist! I will be finishing my Masters in archaeology in May :) I just read Etiquette and Espionage and loved it! Great new series- I can't wa..."

Thanks! Yes for more than a decade, full time writer now. But i miss archaeology, sometimes at least.


message 73: by Jess

Jess I was so excited to read online that you are an archaeologist! I will be finishing my Masters in archaeology in May :) I just read Etiquette and Espionage and loved it! Great new series- I can't wait to read the second.


message 72: by Gail

Gail Carriger Michelle wrote: "Well that's me shutting out the world for the next few day's! My copy of Curtsies & Conspiracies has just landed on my door mat!
Now do I start it now or at least finish the cleaning first?"


Clean, then the book is reward. :)


Michelle Buckingham Well that's me shutting out the world for the next few day's! My copy of Curtsies & Conspiracies has just landed on my door mat!
Now do I start it now or at least finish the cleaning first?


message 70: by Gail

Gail Carriger Lanaia wrote: "Thank you for adding me, I love your books! Soulless was my first steampunk book and I immediately fell in love with this genre.

I can't wait to read more of Sophronia and her adventures :)"


Thank you so much! I love being a gateway drug!


message 69: by Lanaia

Lanaia Thank you for adding me, I love your books! Soulless was my first steampunk book and I immediately fell in love with this genre.

I can't wait to read more of Sophronia and her adventures :)


message 68: by Gail

Gail Carriger April wrote: "Gail
I have started reading Etiquette and Espionage and I am delighted so far! I love seeing characters that I know...Genevieve, her Aunt (alive), Sidheag, werewolves and vampires!
I love Sophron..."


Thank you April! Delighted you are enjoying it.


message 67: by April (last edited Mar 28, 2013 06:07PM)

April Gail
I have started reading Etiquette and Espionage and I am delighted so far! I love seeing characters that I know...Genevieve, her Aunt (alive), Sidheag, werewolves and vampires!
I love Sophronia, reminds me of Alexia...always in some kind of situation.
I am looking forward to the rest of the series, thank you for another great steam punk adventure, well done!

April


message 66: by Gail

Gail Carriger Lorraine wrote: "Thanks for the add-;D Love your books!"

Pleasure is mine.


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Gail Carriger Lilah wrote: "Hiyas! Just wanted to say that Timeless was Awesome and that I hope it wins for Best Paranormal Fantasy. This year had some of the great books for Paranormal Fantasy and it was a hard vote..... but..."

Thank you so very very much!


message 64: by Lilah

Lilah Chavez Hiyas! Just wanted to say that Timeless was Awesome and that I hope it wins for Best Paranormal Fantasy. This year had some of the great books for Paranormal Fantasy and it was a hard vote..... but you have my vote :)

Keep on doing what you do !


Emily  Cross Thank you for accepting my friend request :)

Absolutely loving your Parasol series!


message 62: by Gail

Gail Carriger Thanks for hunting me out!
Seline wrote: "Thanks for friending me! I can now say I have a friend who's synonymous to steampunk. :)"


message 61: by SELINE

SELINE Thanks for friending me! I can now say I have a friend who's synonymous to steampunk. :)


message 60: by Gail

Gail Carriger Hi!
The pleasure was all mine I assure you.
I hope you like the rest.
~ Gail

Rochelle wrote: "Hi Gail,

Thanks for writing Soulless - I spent all night reading it (with many cups of tea ;)...)

I was looking forward to reading this after I heard about it :) I love urban fantasies, historic..."



message 59: by Gail

Gail Carriger Ange (MarmaladeLibby of Libby Blog) wrote: "I wish there was a countdown widget for Etiquette & Espionage to grab and place on my blog. Am I missing it somewhere?"

I don't do widgets but I have a count down ticker on my blog.


Ange (Libby Blog) Schmelzer I wish there was a countdown widget for Etiquette & Espionage to grab and place on my blog. Am I missing it somewhere?


message 57: by Gail

Gail Carriger Faefae wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request! I have adored all your books and I am overly excited about the new series Finishing School, I already have it on pre order!"

My pleasure.


message 56: by Faefae

Faefae Thank you for accepting my friend request! I have adored all your books and I am overly excited about the new series Finishing School, I already have it on pre order!


message 55: by Gail

Gail Carriger Thank you! Jennifer wrote: "Thank you so much for adding me as a friend. And for introducing to the world of steampunk. I loved Soulless and can't wait to read the rest of the series!"


Jennifer Williams Thank you so much for adding me as a friend. And for introducing to the world of steampunk. I loved Soulless and can't wait to read the rest of the series!


message 53: by Liv

Liv Thank you for accepting my friend invite. I enjoyed your Alexia books very much. Looking forward to more!!!


message 52: by Eve

Eve Hello Gail,
Thank you for accepting my friend request and for igniting my interest in steampunk novels. "Soulless" was my introduction to the genre and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I can't wait to see what the Maccon clan is up to in "Timeless."
Hope you're having a lovely day!
~Eve


message 51: by Mario

Mario Thank you so much for adding me as a friend, Gail. It is real honor and a pleasure that you added me on here.


message 50: by Amy

Amy Thank you so much for accepting my request :) I just want you to know how much I adore the Parasol Protectorate series. Soulless has definitely become one of my all time favorite books since reading it, and am now in the midst of re-reading it and starting Changeless soon. Can't wait to read more!


message 49: by Gail

Gail Carriger Hi Justina, delighted you are enjoying them. ~ Gail


message 48: by Justina

Justina Greetings Gail and thank you for the add! I'm having a wonderful time just devouring your series. On to book four this morning!
Enjoy your day.
-Justina


message 47: by Gail

Gail Carriger Pleasure is all mine!
Kristin wrote: "Thank for adding me as a friend. I am a big fan of your books - they are perfect on a rainy day with a mug of tea. Can't wait for the next series and hope you have a book signing in Fort Collins, C..."


message 46: by Kristin

Kristin Thank for adding me as a friend. I am a big fan of your books - they are perfect on a rainy day with a mug of tea. Can't wait for the next series and hope you have a book signing in Fort Collins, CO sometime soon.


message 45: by Gail

Gail Carriger Stephanie wrote: "Your book (Soulless) has been staring me in the face every day at work (I work at the local Book Shop) and every day I've said, "okay... *this* is my next book". But like any good bookseller, I'm e..."

Thank you, thank you. I'm delighted you enjoyed it so much!


Stephanie Your book (Soulless) has been staring me in the face every day at work (I work at the local Book Shop) and every day I've said, "okay... *this* is my next book". But like any good bookseller, I'm easily distracted by all the "shiny" things in my store. Well, the time has come... I bought Soulless and haven't been able to put it down. So I stocked up for the weekend and bought Changeless, Blameless, and Heartless. Bring on the rainy weekend!

By the way, you are AMAZING. And so is Alexia. I adore her.

Keep up the INCREDIBLE work, and I will most definitely keep reading!



message 43: by Kat

Kat Thanks so much for adding me! I love your books and am addicted to your blog. I look forward to meeting you at a book signing one day. :-)


Shayantani Thank you for accepting my request Gail, I love your books :)


message 41: by Tegan

Tegan So I'm a little behind on the times (I graduated college this year, so it was too busy for fun reading :( boo), I just finished Changeless, but I absolutely loved it! I can't wait to see what happens next! :)


message 40: by Gail

Gail Carriger April wrote: "Gail
Just finished Heartless, AWESOME! Wonderfully done! Can't wait to see what comes next!"


thank you!


message 39: by April

April Gail
Just finished Heartless, AWESOME! Wonderfully done! Can't wait to see what comes next!


message 38: by Crystal

Crystal Sloan I just got my copy of Heartless in the mail today! I am sooo excited to read it!


Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews) you're #1 on goodread's Listopia list of Best Steampunk novels! 2 in the top 10 and all three in the top 20!
Well done & well deserved.


message 36: by Pamela

Pamela hey Gail...thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 35: by Gail

Gail Carriger Melyssa wrote: "I just recieved my parasol from lace-parasol.com in the mail today! So, so happy with it! Thanks for recommending them! :D

Oh, and do you think you'll be making an apperance in or about Salt La..."


I'm so glad! Currently no plans to visit Salt Lake, I'm afraid. Although I may be in Reno for WorldCOn, which is "almost" the right neck of the woods.


message 34: by Melyssa (last edited Nov 15, 2010 09:48PM)

Melyssa I just recieved my parasol from lace-parasol.com in the mail today! So, so happy with it! Thanks for recommending them! :D

Oh, and do you think you'll be making an apperance in or about Salt Lake City anytime soon? We would love you to come!


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