Today, here at Peace Love and Reviews, I am interviewing, Gail Carriger, author of the only Steampunk-Paranormal novel, that I read, The Parasol Protectorate Series.
What are you currently reading right now?
Right now I am reading The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, and various books on Victorian etiquette. Unfortunately, I rarely have time to read fiction these days.
When I go to your website all I see is everything steam punk from the web design to your photos, does this mean, you have everything steampunk in your closet? Home?
Actually, quite the opposite. I love steampunk and I will dress steampunk for conventions but I'm not certain I could live with it, too fussy. I'm one of those people who could quite happily exist in a room with big windows, white carpets, and bare counter-tops ~ minimalist to an extreme.
Two of my favorite steampunk pieces from my own collection.
Are there any of Alexia’s character trait that mimic your own?
Actually, I think Alexia is more like the person I wish I could be. I am afraid I am far less practical and far more silly than she.
On your Parasol Protectorate series, who is the character that is most complicated to write?
Madame Lefoux, definitely. I love her but her motives are often in question yet I want the readers to like her, this makes her very complex to write.
If this were to have a movie / tv adaptation who would you like to play the part of Alexia and Lord Maccon?
I have a guest blog on this subject here: My Book, the Movie
What else do you want your readers to know? Consider here your likes and dislikes, your interests and hobbies, your favorite ways to unwind — whatever comes to mind.
I'm really organized as a writer. I like outlines and editor guidance and lots of beta readers. I edit myself very strictly, with much red pen action. I think readers often think of us writers as crazy, creative, artistic beasties, but I'm more practical than that. I guess I want people to know that other kinds of writers are out there. Oh, and I play a mean game of pinball.
CONTEST LINK here
BOOKS IN THE PARASOL PROTECTORATE SERIES:
Upcoming Sightings (from gailcarriger.com)
Heartless book launch party at Books Inc, Opera Plaza at 7 pm on Friday July 8, 2011 in San Francisco, CA.
Heartless book launch signing at Kepler's Books at 7 pm on Tursday July 14, 2011 in Menlo Park, CA.
Reno, NV for World Con (August 17 ~ 21, 2011). Confirmed! Preliminary schedule: Thu 2 ~ 3 pm Futuristic Fashion & Wearable Art Panel; Thu 7 ~ 8 pm Adventures in Ceramics Archaeology: a Field Report Presentation; & Fri 11 ~ noon Urbane Fantasies vs Urban Fantasy Panel, plus perhaps an autograph session and/or a kaffee (of should we say tea?) klatch.
Guest of Honor at FenCon in Dallas, TX (September 23 ~ 25, 2011)! There is a Facebook page for the event. (Gail's thrilled to do her very first GOH gig.)
Frankfurt Book Exhibition (October 12, 2011) in Frankfurt, Germany. Not yet entirely settled but I should be there with my agent the day before and the first day of the event.
TeslaCon in Madison, WI (November 19 ~ 20, 2011) where she gets to meet George Mann, so exciting.