Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gail Carriger Interview



Today we welcome Gail Carriger!

She is so witty, clever and a ball of fun! She was generous enough to offer up some answer to some questions I had



If you could go back in time what would you change in history?

That's a terribly evil thing to ask an archaeologist, and it preempts a discussion of temporal paradox and begs the question "can one person really change history?" Assuming that there are no temporal rebound corrective measures in place, I'll resist the pat answer of killing Hitler. Instead, I shall opt for enacting a legislative protocol in America circa 1950 against fake cherry flavoring. I hate fake cherry flavoring, especially in cough medicine. Much childhood misery could be prevented with a simple ban.

What's a better game Hop-Scotch or Cricket?

I ruthlessly disregard these options and offer up to you the alternative of demolition croquet (a kind of hybrid of mini-golf and croquet played with two croquet sets in a very large garden). Now that's a fun game and so dignified.

Does Alexia remind you of anyone you know?

Yes. But if I told you I'd have to hunt you down and whack you with a parasol.

Do you believe that the end of the world will happen in 2012?

Nope. I've studied the Mayan calendar. But it'd be jolly good fun if it did.

Anything you might like my readers to know?

I'm a great believer in one major truth of the universe. If you need to put sugar in your tea, you aren't drinking the right kind of tea.

Thanks for such fun questions, I hope I wasn't to silly for you.
 ~ Gail



If you don't think she is witty and clever after those answers, I don't know what could be clever and witty! 


The next in the series is Blameless which releases in Sept.
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52 comments:

Star Shadow said...

YAY comment comment comment... hahah

I love the questions above and the answers... made me laugh at 7am.. thats a good thing. :-)

Great Interview!

Cherry said...

If the book is as humorously witty as this interview, it must be a good read indeed!

Sullivan McPig said...

I agree with the sugar and tea thing! Can't say I ever had fake cherry flavour cough medicine so won't judge the fake cherry flavour without having tried it.

Nina said...

I loved Soulless, I cant wait for the second book to come to Holland, so I can read it. :) Please don't let 2012 be the last year for all of us..that wouldn't be much fun. :)

Giada M said...

Great interview!^O^ I can't wait to read Soulles! This series sounds amazing!*_*

Giada M.

fabgiada @ gmail.com

bianca_riot said...

Interesting interview, enjoyable too. I have to admit i havent read these books, but i've seen them quite alot-i better start buying them now!

Lily Child said...

Such a great interview! I love Carriger's voice! :P I absolutely can not wait until Blameless is released! :)

InABox said...

Demolition croquet? That sounds like fun!

Katie said...

Great interview!

I really enjoyed Soulless. It had a wonderfully unique voice!

Katie

Kirsten said...

great interview ;) i really enjoyed the funny answers from Gail :)

Kirsten
p.kirsten.b@gmail.com

WilowRaven said...

Awesome interview!
I agree with you Gail on the evilness of asking an archaeologist about changing history but I'll have to disagree with you on the fake cherry flavoring. Fake grape maybe but not cherry.

Thanks guys!

Sullivan McPig said...

@Nina: i'm also from the netherlands and I bought it at my local bookstore today so chances are yours will have it too if they have a decent foreign section.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

She's a screech! I'd better tell my mom she's drinking the wrong tea. Thanks for the fun interview.

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Very funny intereview! I agree about sugar and tea, but in my world it's coffee and creamer :)

joder said...

What a fun interview! And from all the reviews I've read, this is also a great book. I love the look of the strait-laced heroine on the cover who can totally kick-butt when needed.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Amanda Makepeace said...

Gail is the queen of interviews! I always find them enjoyable. :)

Christa Holland said...

I finished Soulless earlier this week & LOVED it! You're right, she's very witty. I just love how she uses the language of that era so playfully. : )

Thanks for sharing the interview with us. I really need to order Changeless & Blameless. : )

Milli said...

What a witty and fun interview!

misskallie2000 said...

I love a book with humor and if this interview is an example then I know I will love this book.
Loved the interview.
Thanks for the laughs.


misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Mary_not_Martha said...

What a funny interview! Thanks for perking up my morning!

The Library Lurker said...

She so funny! I love her answer about going back in time!

Readerly Person said...

Fun interview! I've been wanting to read these ever since I saw the fast-forward video on how the cover was constructed of the third... Now waiting patiently for the library hold to come through.

- Rebecca

elizabeth said...

Fun interview! Her answers were great.

elizabeth said...

Fun interview! Her answers were great.

Bookie said...

What a fun interview. She seems like a awesome person.

Tina said...

hahahah it was fun! She seems very nice. Great interview!

Tina

Audrey; (AyC) said...

Gail sounds so cool, I bet her books are just as witty :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a regular reader of yours!

Kailia Sage said...

Great interview! She sounds like a really cool person. I'm gonna have to check out her book!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Thank you for participating in the Saturday Network! :)

And, haha, great questions, Liz, and answers! I absolutely loved Soulless, and I 100% agree with the ban on fake cherry flavoring. Cherry tylenol? EW.

Jan von Harz said...

What an fantastic interview. Love the sense of humor Carriger has. Definitely need to read these books. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

Jami said...

That was a fun interview! I have yet to read this series, but it looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for visiting my blog! It's how I found yours. :)

Emma Kate "Coops" said...

LOL @ the Mayan calendar question!!! The answer was hilarious. I've seen these books before but have never really looked into them. I should, the covers are really cool! :)

Robin K said...

Great interview. Thank you for sharing. I have been looking forward to reading Gail's books.

Silver Strands said...

Hi Liz - just want to say that your blog is AMAZING!
Denalee

brizmus said...

OKay, Gail Carriger is hilarious - demolition cricket? Seriously?
I MUST read her books!

dor said...

Wow, she made me cry-laugh. Must be gut- wrenching to hang out with her. I loved her alternative game of demolition croquet! Hah
Thanks.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

donnas said...

Great interview. I just got Soulless and am really looking forward to reading it.

Brodie said...

Ha, loved this! I haven't yet read her books, but I've been hearing some great things about them. I think she's now convinced me I definitely need to give them a read!

bookaholic said...

Great interview!Gail is so witty!She made me laugh!Demolition croquet?Funny!

Andrea said...

If her interview is any indication, then her books must be fabulously witty. Plus, I love steampunk. I must check these out!

EVA SB said...

Fantastic.
Personally I don't mind cherry flavouring but I can't abide strawberry.

I do agree about sugar in tea, and I mean tea not those dratted herbal infusions.
My grandfather always said 'No sugar, thank you. I'm sweet enough already.'

Charlotte said...

This series was on my tbr list, but I didn't know the author was an archaeologist! Yay archaeologists!

jellybelly82158 said...

This was a great interview and the book sounds like a good read.

Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

I have yet to get a chance to read these books, but they look so good! I love the new cover for Blameless, beautiful. I watched a youtube clip of how they made the cover for that one, it was very cool.

GMR said...

Seriously...LOL on the interview answers...and I love the fact that she dressed like the character on her book cover (or perhaps her character dresses like her?...*ponders*). ^_^

KC said...

Hehe.. she sounds like a fun person to hang out with. :)

YA Vampire Books said...

Fun interview! I'm in line to borrow the first book in the series from my library :)

Brianna Bruce said...

The covers are so interesting! They would look amazing on a bookshelf. (And to read, of course!)

Erika said...

she seems so fun! her answers were so interesting, and she looks so quirky! i also liked the idea of her books. i've never read soulless, but i'm looking for a copy for myself because i heard such great reviews about it

Hannah S said...

Awesome!
Thanks for this!
Love, Hannah S.

Amy J - Book Addict said...

Great interview! She is witty and fun!

Amy J
djsfoxylady@gmail.com

ChickLitGirl said...

Hahaha. She seriously IS witty, and pretty funny. Her books must be really good.