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Octopus Holidays

The end of 2012 is fast upon us, Gentle Reader. If I had time to get contemplative and nostalgic I might. Perhaps next week. Holidays are busy in the world of Gail, full of hugely trying bouts of vast food consumption, epic rivers of tea, presents, and a great deal of driving. Woe is me.

Prudence is off my radar at the moment out getting critiqued. Wish me luck? This means I am attempting to complete all those tasks I put off in order to finish my draft. You know, tiny little things like overhauling my entire website, and e-formatting another short story, and last quarter's accounts. Small insignificant little bits and bobs.


What Gail is really doing

Look at me, all about the sarcasm this season. I can't help it, good cheer and sparkly lights make me come over all snarky.

Mine appears to have been a very octopus steampunk set of festivities. This does not warrant sarcasm but is, in fact, a serious business. Look at my pretties!

Octopus Decoration Octopus Steampunk Decoration
From my Popster. Octopus globe available here, source of steampunk one is unknown.
Pink Octopus
From Ellen (found similar here)

Octopus Wrapping Paper
What Mum wrapped my pressies in, found here.
Steampunk Sleep Mask
From the In Laws (Archie McPhee's)

GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1913Mantle  Paul Poiret, 1913  The Victoria & Albert Museum
1913Mantle Paul Poiret, 1913 The Victoria & Albert Museum

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Modcloth Live in the Present Lamp Shade $80
Modcloth Live in the Present Lamp Shade $80

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Steamboat Menu
1913 Cruise Ship Menu

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
7 Setting Basics That Can Bring a Story to Life

PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: First draft with betas.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Title changed. Copy edits done awaiting proofs. 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:
Book Orniment
My book as an ornament.

Quote of the Day:
"It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption."
~ Edward Bunyard

Daisypath Wedding tickers

Comments

The season tends to turn me into a depressed ball of snark, so I delved into electrophysics yesternight. Not voluntarily, as according to contract I should learn how to be a programmer. Next time they'll ask us to change lightbulbs!
Ha! I'm the one you snarky folks like to shoot. My Christmas music starts playing day after Thanksgiving :)

Love the wrapping paper! Aren't cool moms just the best? Mine got me an old-fashioned popcorn popper in red (I love me some KitchenAid red stuff).