Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with steampunk and urban fantasy (plus sexy queer romance as G L Carriger). Her books include the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, Tinkered Stars, and San Andreas Shifters series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. She is published in many languages, has over a million books in print, over a dozen New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, and starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus, and the Romantic Times. Her debut made Audible's Best list, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book, an IndieBound Notable, and a Locus Recommended Read. She has received the ALA's Alex Award, the Prix Julia Verlanger, the Elbakin Award, the Steampunk Chronicle's Reader's Choice Award, and a Starburner Award. She has two masters degrees in archaeology and is fond of shoes, cephalopods, and tea.
"The first book on writing structure that's ever truly resonated for me and made sense of the way my favorite stories work. I've thought back to this book so many times since reading it, and I know I'll be reading it again!" Stephanie Burgis, Author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart "I'm not sure how you can just rewire my brain to see the heroine's journey like this and then expect me to make coherent, thought-out comments about the text when all I want to do is hold it in my twisted little grip while I shove it at people screaming like a madman and pointing at passages." Author Beta Reader "Wow! This was incredible. I am in awe of the information, structure, detail, and format. It clearly lays out the bones and framework of a good book, with generous tips and guidance." Lisa R, Beta Reader "Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series beautifully blends together alternate history, steampunk and paranormal romance into stories that are witty, engaging and fun." Kirkus (on Soulless)"Behind the delightful whimsy and snarky observations, there is a great deal of heart and soul..." RT Book Reviews (Prudence by Gail Carriger) "Gail Carriger has the deft storytelling of Jones and the whimsy of Jasper Fforde. It's fun, fresh, witty, exciting, and is full of dastardly doings and an easy absurdity that leaves a smile on your face." Publishers Weekly Galley Talk (Etiquette & Espionage)