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Alexia in Shock

Dickens Signing Moves to Borderlands

My dear Gentle Reader, I profoundly apologize for having to cancel my trip to Dickens Fair tomorrow. Please don't worry there's nothing wrong with me, unless you count a twitchy shoulder and a brutally unmanageable first draft. (Yes, I believe the two might be linked.) It seems we are no longer welcome at the venue, and as I have said before, feeling rather vampiric, I don't go where not invited.

On the very bright side:

The very fine people at Borderlands have opened their doors. I know it's not quite the same as Dickens, but I will be sitting and signing starting at 5 pm in that very fine establishment just down the way. (Bonus they are near a BART station!)

Borderlands Chatting
Self at my very first Bookstore signing ~ Borderlands 2009

Please drop by whenever you can to say hi if nothing else. (Also Borderlands Cafe is the only place in the Bay Area where you can buy a cup of my favorite tea, they import it from England special!)

I imagine it'll go until 6, later if needed. There will be no audience seating and I won't be doing a reading but you can ask me any question you like and I promise to answer in truthful confidence.

Thank you Borderlands!!!!

So for those of you who will still be attending Dickens, I hope you have a marvelous time, remember the Rum Cake is amazing! And for those of you who were only going to see me and can't make Borderlands, my next big Bay Area Event is in April at the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition.

I have tried to get the message out in every way I can, but I'd certainly appreciate your help in the matter of spreading the word to those who may not know.

P.S. I may just be bringing a few fun goodies to give away to those who show up first!

GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
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Your Infusion of Cute . . .
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Your Tisane of Smart . . .
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Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
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PROJECT ROUND UP
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:
Trip to France next spring is a go. I'll be at St. Malo and Epinal!

Quote of the Day:
"The desire for order is the only order in the world."
~ Georges Duhamel

Daisypath Wedding tickers

Comments

I read that as 'sitting and singing.' I would show up for that.