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In Which A New Series is Set Afloat

My darling Gentle Reader, I am away at Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition this weekend. Being as witty as possible under circumstances of sleep deprivation, overwhelmingly lovely costumes, aching feet, and too much fun.

Nevertheless I have A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.

I'm certain you are all trembling in your boots (nice, stylish, pretty boots). For you have been wondering for months, Gentle Reader, yearning to know only one thing in life . . . what is Miss Gail's Secret Project F?

Is she planning to take over the word and redecorate it for fashion purposes? Are there flute lessons in her future? Or is Floote butlering where he shouldn't? Or is it all three?

Well, the waiting is over!

I am delighted to announce that Secret Project F is . . . a four book young adult series! (I know I know a fashionable Floote playing the flute would be so much fun.)

The Finishing School Series is set in the same world as The Parasol Protectorate series, only 25 years earlier, and features a finishing academy located in a giant caterpillar-like dirigible floating over Dartmoor in which young ladies are taught to . . . finish . . . everything . . . and everyone . . . as needed. There will be steampunk etiquette! There will be well-dressed espionage! There will be Victorian fake food. There will be flying mechanical sausage dogs named Bumbersnoot. I am excited. The first book will come out Feb 5, 2013.

Your moment of parasol . . .

Gail's Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:

Your Tisane of Smart:

Your Writerly Tinctures:
On a writer switching genres.

Timeless: Working second draft,
Finishing School: Book One: It is ALIVE!
Secret Project PPA: Only a twinkle in my little eye.

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

The Wormhole says of Changeless, "The thing that stands out the most for me is the spectrum of emotion in this story - the reader is sent on a roller coaster ride throughout the story."

Quote of the Day:
"I never admit to more than 29 years of age. 30 at the most. 29 when there are pink shades, 30 when there are not."
~ Oscar Wilde


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WIN! Oh, now I can't wait for this!
OMG sooo excited!!!
Congrats! It sounds awesome and I can't wait to read it!
Sounds brilliant! I can't wait to read them. :)


Oh happy day!

I am thrilled for new series! Though I would simply love to have a series about the life of Floote with Alexia's biological father.
"...features a finishing academy located in a giant caterpillar-like dirigible floating over Dartmoor..."

This totally sold me. Can't wait! :D
I sincerely trust that 'young' is in the eye of the beholder and that those of us who, might I suggest are -slightly- older might not be prevented from purchasing or reading such and not have to present a birth certificate or passport.

tl;dr. Yay!
So excited!!
Sweet! The Protectorate expands!
Very cool. I love the PP universe.

I had to physically switch the kindle off last night to stop myself from just buying Blameless when I finished Changeless. (I will get it, but it's the end of the month, and I'm waiting to get paid. :-))

School Library

I am a librarian for a grades 6-12 school. I cannot wait to introduce my students to the PP!
w00t! W00t!

(Although really, wanting a book about the early days of Lord Akeldama or Floote or Floote and Lord Akeldama would also be good if you were thinking in that direction ever).

:whistles innocently:

Excellent news!

I'll be pre-ordering this as soon as it appears.

I am so very excited for this!
Felicitations on the new project! I look forward to it.
I am so SO excited and I will definitely be following that series too!
I ran right to my daughter, and told her she must read this series! I can't wait!

Oh, you are going to be so good at this. I can't wait!
Oh wow--the new series sounds MOST excellent.

Frabjous Fun!

oh, gail - YIPPEE!! WHOO!!! i can't wait. i LOVE love love YA books. this is happy, bubbly news. thank you!
OMg - LOVE YOU, GAIL!!! Can't wait for the new series!
Ooh, awesome, Gail! That sounds brilliant! I can't wait!
SRB announced a new book series? I must go to her blog next!! So glad you posted this!
Can I just say that today is the best book-news-day EVER? Two of my favorite authors (you and Sarah Rees Brennan) announced new series for 2012. It's already looking good for my to-read list for next year!

Congratulations, and YAY!
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