Gail Carriger

When all else fails, dress beautifully and throw your food.Gail Carriger

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I do hold very strongly that tea is better in England. There's something in the milk. They must have special cows.Gail Carriger

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I like certain subgenres within science fiction and fantasy, and one of those is urban fantasy, and another is steampunk.Gail Carriger

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It seems to me that Halloween is the perfect time to get all over steampunk.Gail Carriger

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I don't want my writing to be work to read. My main goal is completely shameless entertainment. I want people to smile and giggle and enjoy the book. I'm not trying to save the world through literature.Gail Carriger

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As a field archeologist, one usually has to specialize in a particular part of the world or specific culture, whereas if one is a materials specialist, one can jump around to different areas. So I've had experience on excavations all over the place.Gail Carriger

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I consider science fiction and fantasy my genre. And I've noticed over the years that there doesn't tend to be a lot of lighthearted, comedic stuff.Gail Carriger

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Most of the names in my books have secondary meaning. Sometimes they foreshadow; sometimes they tell you about the character's origin or back story.Gail Carriger

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To me, steampunk and urban fantasy are naturally hinged together. And I think that's because I love the early gothic Victorian literature, and both things spring from that movement.Gail Carriger

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At least half my writing time is spent researching. So for every hour I'm actually clicking on the keyboard, I'm spending another hour trying to figure out some tiny detail I need answered.Gail Carriger

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Most people in archeology find their specialties in strange and unique ways. I always wanted to do archaeology, and then the time came for me to actually be in the field, and it was excruciatingly boring. Excavation is really, really boring.Gail Carriger

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I get really flowery and verbose in my adult books, but I don't think I dumb down my Y.A. It's just cleaner and more snappy. And the adult books have multiple points-of-view. In my Y.A., it's always third person from the main character's perspective.Gail Carriger

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Laughter is healing and helpful and fun, and I see my role as an entertainer, and I want readers to leave my books smiling.Gail Carriger

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I pretty much will do anything for a laugh.Gail Carriger

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I love the Victorian era, and I always have, but I had a leg up on the writing because I was familiar with a lot of the science from the Victorian era. And that led to a massive interest in the science of this time of history.Gail Carriger

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My absolute favorite food of all time is alpaca.Gail Carriger

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I'm a Reuben kinda girl, but I'll take a BLT with avocado in a red hot minute if it comes on ciabatta.Gail Carriger

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Occasionally, if I am very confident in the establishment, I'll risk an egg salad on Dutch crunch, but I must be very confident indeed.Gail Carriger

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To the best of my knowledge, my youngest reader is 10 and the oldest is 95.Gail Carriger

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As for genre, my adult books are usually filed under science fiction / fantasy, although some stores put them into romance, and few have stuck them into horror. I consider all my books a mix of steampunk and urban fantasy.Gail Carriger

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I like to spoof the original Gothic classics, so there is also good dose of comedy in the 'Parasol Protectorate' - giggling readers are good.Gail Carriger

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I like powerful women, and I gravitate to any point in history when a female has significant power. I can spend hours researching any such amazing lady, from Ching Shih to Hatshepsut to Boudica to Zenobia.Gail Carriger

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I love stand-up comics, particularly those who have embraced podcasting.Gail Carriger

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Smoke machines are the best!Gail Carriger

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