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Upcoming Book Tour & 2012 Events

In case you have missed it elsewhere on the interwebs. Here is the information for my upcoming tour (and other 1012 events).
  • Passion & Prose (Long Beach, CA) on Feb 25. Schedule here.
  • Timeless Good-Bye Parasol Protectorate Tea Party (San Francisco, CA) on Sunday, Feb 26. 1:00 ~ 3:30 PM in The Variety Preview Room (582 Market St. @ Montgomery, 1st floor of The Hobart Bldg). SOLD OUT!
  • Signing later that same night, 6 PM at Borderlands Books. (You can also order signed copies plus shipping to anywhere in the world through them.)
Timeless book tour . . .London! Parasol Protectorate book tour, April 10 ~ 15, 2012. More details to come.

The World Steam Expo (Dearborn, MI) May 25-28.

ComicCon in (San Diego, CA) July 12-15. Gail's program listing.

DragonCon (Atlanta, GA) August 30-September 3.

To answer the inevitable questions . . .

With the exception of a few possible European cities (no, I can't talk about it yet, yes I will let you know as soon as I do) and possibly Las Vegas in November these are the only place I will be visiting in 2012. And the only places I will be in 2012 are these. If you ask me whether I will be near you, I will respond with a link to this page.

How to get me to a place near you in 2013?


My book tours are decided on several factors whether:

1. the local bookstore wants me
2. my sales are good enough in that area
3. my publishing house is in favor of the expense


My conventions appearances are decided by whether:

1. I have been to that exact convention within the last 3 years, or visited the area on tour recently
2. I have been invited
3. I have another events already that month (or deadlines)
4. the convention has been running for over 2 years
5. it's at my own expense (if my author friends and publishing associates are there I'm more likely to go)


Tea parties are organized only in areas where I have close friends and contacts, which means LA and the San Francisco Bay Area.

I am dreadfully sorry that I can't make it everywhere. I really am trying to be as even handed as possible, for example I try to visit industry cons, small cons, and steampunk cons in equal measure, and I alwwas try to accept invitations to areas I've never visited before. The East Coast seems particularly neglected for no determinable reason. I keep trying to get back to BaltiCon but there are certain convention heavy weekends and that is one of them.

Sadly, I burn out easily on events so I have to keep it under 12 a year. Plus, with two books due, writing must be my priority. Oh, but I really do hope someday to meet you all, no matter how far flung. And I treasure the memories of those readers I have met. I never thought when I gave up archaeology for writing that I would be afforded the opportunity to travel so frequently and it is an unexpected joy and a blessing. Getting to meet my readers is the treacle in the proverbial tart.

And now, back to writing.

GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
"Vampire" Parasite Found Entombed in Amber

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Amazon's effect on publishing a mind meld question.

PROJECT ROUND UP
Deportment & Deceit ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Working rough draft.
Back to struggling, it's my process.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ The Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 2013. In production. Have seen initial cover mock-up and it is stunning!

Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 1: Printed volume releases March 1. Have seen cover sketch for Soulless Vol. 2 (AKA Changeless) and it is beyond fabulous!

Timeless ~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last: In production. Releases March 1. Preorder now if you wish.

Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date fall 2013. She's started waking me up in the middle of the night with ideas.


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



Book News:
The Steampunk Scholar gets all academic over Blameless.

Quote of the Day:
Upon entering Australia with Furnival Jones then one of the heads of MI5.
"What's this?" drawled the passport officer, pointing to the entry in F.J.'s passport under "Occupation."
F.J. had entered "Gentleman."
"That is my occupation," uttered F.J. in his most patrician manner, "I have no other. I am a gentleman. Don't you have them here?"
~ Peter Wright, Spycatcher

Daisypath Graduation tickers

Comments

I am so pleased and excited that I am going to be down in the London area the exact week of your book tour!
I really hope the details for London are up soon. Need to book tickets for bus or train:)
I don't know how cute I find dead animals?
How long do you generally stay at events? I can attend one of them, but I don't get out of work until 8, and I'm worried I won't catch you in time...
Usually 2 hours, but I always stay as long as possible if there are people who still want books signed, Bookstore permitting.
Wonderful! I shall also attempt to ask to come to work early so that I might get there sooner! Thank you! I look forward to seeing you!
Will certainly attempt to attend your soiree in London
One day I hope we'll be able to see you in Boston for a book signing...
How sad that you're not coming to the east coast ;~;
Am very excited to see you at D*Con! Still haven't decided whether I'll try to cosplay Alexia or not.
I will photograph you if you do! Just a warning.
That's an incentive, not a warning! I already have the same blouse from Clockwork Couture that's on the cover of Timeless, but mine is black. I'm thinking if I wear that, it'll need to be paired with black and purple, possibly striped.

I am also working on steampunk Princess Leia, so we'll see. Since that involves a sport blaster, and Alexia involves a parasol, it may boil down to what I can get on the plane with me :D
I will photograph you if you do! Just a warning.
*waits eagerly for UK dates* :D
Las Vegas, please! My Mom and I would be so happy to meet you.