Upcoming Book Tour & 2012 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.)
- Wednesday, Feb. 29,7 PM Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing (Beaverton, OR)
- Thursday, March 1, 7 PM: Mysterious Galaxy (San Diego, CA)
- Friday, March 2, 6:30 PM: Murder by the Book (Houston, TX)
- Saturday, March 3, 7 PM: Book People (Austin, TX)
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.
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