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Finishing School

Changing Release Dates

Some of my more crafty Gentle Readers out there have already spotted this fact ~ yes my release dates have changed.
  • Etiquette & Espionage (The Finishing School Book the First) is still releasing February 5, 2013. It will be in hard back. You can pre-order on Amazon or any fine bookstore online or near you. The print book may ship BEFORE the release date. It may be available in stores BEFORE the release date. The ebook will drop ON the release date. The audio book is suposed to be out around the same time, it will be available for digital download but it is impossible to know the exact date. I doubt the CD will be easily available for this series . . . ever.
  • Curtsies & Conspiracies (The Finishing School Book the Second) has been moved forward to November of 2013. Cover art reveal coming soon.
  • Prudence (The Parasol Protectorate Abroad series Book the First) has been bumped to March of 2014.
Welcome to publishing, nothing is fixed until it is and even then Amazon will probably mess it up.

There are a number of reasons for this change, but mainly it has to do with me and what I've been able to write this year. I thought I could balance writing one book every six months along side my releases, touring and other events, but it turns out I was a little ambitious. If you ever see me at the buffet table you'll notice I have a tendency to bite way more than I can chew! So the editors and I had a confab and we are shifting things about to compensate. In 2014 I hope to drop back to one book every eight months.

I'm sorry to disappoint those of you who are more in the adult-only book camp, but I need to stay sane and not burn out so I can write more! And more! In that vein, I'm hoping to at least have a short story for you during the wait, set in the Parasol Protectorate universe. But no promises.

On the other hand, this will give you the chance to immerse fully in Sophronia's world in 2013. Two books in the same year in the same story arc!


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Self at World Steam Expo
Self at World Steam Expo

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Tea Snowflake
Tea Themed Snowflake on a Twingings English Breakfast tin

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Draft Zero: Where Writing Begins

Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Working first draft. New release date March 2014.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Title changed. Copy edits done and in! Release date November 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Out now!
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.

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

The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.

The manga editions, both now available in print.

Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!

The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013

Book News:
Found a source for the Japanese editions in the United States. Here's Soulless. Just search under Gail Carriger in Japanese Books each is about $16 + shipping.

Quote of the Day:
"A two or three tiered table with strong wooden legs which can be stood in earthen saucers kept full of water, will be found most useful in the storeroom. On it all open tines, sugar c., can be kept in perfect security..."
(Keeps Ants Out)
~ Steel & Gardiner, 1888

Daisypath Wedding tickers


Oh, if we must ... ;p

Please, don't burn out. Take your time - we want you to be at your witty teapunk best.
Probably a very wise decision. Take care of yourself and your bountiful teapot so you can keep pouring us cups of fun! (Pardon the metaphor, but the "jug of creativity" just didn't sound right!)

just keep writing

I'm all for whatever works for you! I mean, I'd love to read more, more often, but enough authors I love aren't publishing at all, I don't want to complain about one who is. Take care of yourself!
I am definitely in favour of later/fewer release dates over Miss Gail burning out! Taking care of yourself is of the utmost importance :)

In exciting book release date related news, my friends and I started the Christmas season with our annual Christmas party yesterday and my favourite present was the news that one of my friends had pre-ordered and paid for Ettiquette and Espionage for me!!! :D

Just Discovered Your Fabulous Books

Dear Gail: I have never written to an author I didn't know before. But I was suddenly moved to find you and tell you how much I am enjoying your FANTASTIC series! I am on Book 3 right now and it is giving me so much pleasure and enjoyment. They are the best thing I have read in a very long time. My friend Asa who is also a writer, and Swedish, thinks so too!

Re: Just Discovered Your Fabulous Books

Thank you very very much. I am honored to be your first authorial correspondence. I am so glad you like the books and I do hope they continue to amuse!
~ Gail