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Weird human skill, writing more than one story & finding author community (Video Q&A)

I did a New Year’s Q&A video here’s some of the stuff I talked about and…

Citations & Online Sources for The Heroine’s Journey: For Writers, Readers, and Fans of Pop Culture

Technically speaking this is for listeners of the Heroine’s Journey audio book. I didn’t want to…

Happy Holidays Q&A + Vixen Ecology (Video)

Final Video of the year! I talk a lot about my weird food habits over holidays…

All About The Craft of Writing with a NYT Bestselling Author (Q&A Video)

In which I go into how the sausage is made for #NaNoWriMo, Gentle Reader. I take…

The Enforcer Enigma Audiobook

The Enforcer Enigma audiobook will soon be uploaded to Amazon for distribution to Audible and Apple.…

Guest Interview! L.J. Hachmeister and The Laws of Attraction

Hello my darlings, please welcome L.J. Hachmeister to the blog today for one of my very…

Gail Carriger interviews David R Slayton about White Trash Warlock

Hello my darling Gentler Reader! It’s been a while since I did one of these but…

Heroine’s Journey: For Writers, Readers, and Fans of Pop Culture (Special Extras)

My very first nonfiction book is out in the world! This is, I have to say,…

Sample That Tasty Book: The Heroine’s Journey Table of Contents & Introduction

Dearest Gentle Reader, Those of you who know me well, know that I like to give…

Heroine’s Journey Cover Art

Something different today, Gentle Reader! A little while ago I released the Heroine’s Journey: For Writers,…

Fictional Travel – Favorite Movies With a Strong Sense of Place

I’m a pretty chronic traveller, Gentle Reader. My parents put me on a plane by myself…

The Enforcer Enigma Special Extras

Dearest Gentle Reader, much to my surprise (and others), The Enforcer Enigma released August 1, 2020.…

Faking Trademark in Fiction for Comedy Gold (San Andreas Shifters Special Extra)

So there is this thing about using trademarked names when you are writing fiction, Gentle Reader.…

Fictional Travel – Favorite Books With a Strong Sense of Place

I’m a pretty chronic traveller, Gentle Reader. My parents put me on a plane by myself…

Gail Discusses Enforcer Enigma, Heroine’s Journey, & Tons of Gossip (Video)

A fun FB Live Q&A Video for you today, Gentle Reader. I finally got some of…

Protected: BL Dramas THE LIST – What to watch? PART II

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How Does the Peerage Work in the Parasolverse? Occasional FAQ

There’s this scene in the mini-series called The Buccaneers (based on the Edith Wharton novel), where…

Gail Talks Future Projects, Author Demigods, and Gets Emotional (Video)

New video Q&A for you today, Gentle Reader! So here I am chatting about everything from…

Gail Carriger Meets Mercedes Lackey ~ A Fangirl Story (Video)

Dear Gentle Reader, Mercedes Lackey is one of my favorite authors. She is important to me…

Black Authors Writing Queer Comfort

One of my reading wheelhouses, Gentle Reader, is queer comfort. These are books, mostly romances, featuring…

30 Days of Queer Reads for #ReadingPride

I like to participate in lots of book sharing memes on Instagram, Gentle Reader. Since June…

An Author’s Relationship with Goodreads

I realized, while I was poking about cleaning up my blog recently, that I’ve never really…

Defy or Defend Special Extras (Delightfully Deadly Series)

Dimity’s story, Gentle Reader, is here at last! Released May 3, 2020! I’m rather chuffed with…

Fashion in Defy or Defend (Special Extra Delightfully Deadly Series)

My darling Gentle Reader, here are some bits of fashion I included in the new Delightfully…

Defy or Defend Print Editions

I’m not going to sugar coat this, things are rough in publishing right now, as they…