New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.
Her Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless. Soulless won the ALA's Alex Award and has been turned into a graphic novel. Carriger's young adult Finishing School series begins with Etiquette & Espionage and follows the exploits of Sophronia who discovers her dreaded lady's seminary is a great deal more than anyone realizes.
From Carriger's 2013 Powell's Q &A:
If someone were to write your biography, what would be the title and subtitle?Learn more about author at Gail Carriger's website and blog.
Let It Steep: Chronicles of a Wierdo between Tea Breaks
How did the last good book you read end up in your hands, and why did you read it?
These days I'm really into rereading some of my past favorites. It's like visiting old friends. I just went back to Sorcery and Cecelia, a deliciously fun and very polite romp by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer.
Have you ever made a literary pilgrimage?
Not unless you count going to Boston Worldcon to meet Tamora Pierce.
Describe the best breakfast of your life.
Oh, this is an easy one. At the Denver Worldcon in 2008 (an all-around awesome trip), the hotel I stayed at (across from the Convention Center) had, in my book, the perfect breakfast. It was a little stew pot of tomatoes with spinach topped with two poached eggs and toast tips. (I ordered it without the ham.) I've been trying to...[read on]
My Book, The Movie: Soulless.
The Page 69 Test: Changeless.
Writers Read: Gail Carriger (November 2010).
Writers Read: Gail Carriger.