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Gail Carriger

Carriger at Eastercon 2012
Born (1976-05-04) May 4, 1976 (age 40)
Bolinas, California
Pen name Gail Carriger
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 2009 to present
Genre Steampunk, urban fantasy, mystery, science fiction
Website
gailcarriger.com

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
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
I like certain subgenres within science fiction and fantasy, and one of those is urban fantasy, and another is steampunk.
Gail Carriger
My absolute favorite food of all time is alpaca.
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
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
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
I do hold very strongly that tea is better in England. There's something in the milk. They must have special cows.
Gail Carriger
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
I pretty much will do anything for a laugh.
It seems to me that Halloween is the perfect time to get all over steampunk.
Gail Carriger
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
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
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
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
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
To the best of my knowledge, my youngest reader is 10 and the oldest is 95.
Gail Carriger
When all else fails, dress beautifully and throw your food.
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
I love stand-up comics, particularly those who have embraced podcasting.
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
Smoke machines are the best!
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
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