SDCC12: Exclusive Interview with New York Times Best-selling Author Gail Carriger (‘The Parasol Protectorate’)

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One of the amazing authors Lytherus got the chance to hang out with and interview at San Diego Comic Con this year was New York Times Best-seller Gail Carriger. She’s known for her vampire-werewolf-steampunk series The Parasol Protectorate , but Gail’s currently working on two separate series set in the same world.

Unfamiliar with Gail’s hilarious and amazing books? Here’s the summary of book one, Soulless:

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire — and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

Gail and I chatted for almost 30 minutes about all sorts of wonderful things: research, religion, the supernatural, writing, and more!

Listen to the entire interview with Gail here:

Be sure to check out our other Comic Con interviews featuring authors Mark Frost, Rachel Hartman, Christopher Paolini, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Tessa Gratton, James Dashner, comic book artist Nicola Scott, comic book writers Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder, and the cast and crew of Silent Hill: Revelations!

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