New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London. The Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless. Soulless won the ALA's Alex Award. A manga adaptation released in Spring 2012 and a young adult series set in the same universe -- the Finishing School series -- launched in Spring 2013. Gail is soon to begin writing a new adult series, The Parasol Protectorate Abroad (2015).
"Soulless is a character-driven romp with great worldbuilding and delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P.G. Wodehouse." "" io9.com "on "Soulless""" "This is as much fun as the previous two books." "Charlaine Harris on "Blameless""" "This is as much fun as the previous two books."--Charlaine Harris on Blameless "A tapestry that is simultaneously witty, charming, exhilarating and downright fun."--fantasyliterature.com on Blameless "The dialogue is as smart and snappy as ever, full of intelligent humor and artful verbal sparring."--All Things Urban Fantasy on Changeless "Soulless is a character-driven romp with great worldbuilding and delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P.G. Wodehouse."-- io9.com on Soulless