Episode 094 – Gail Carriger and Mur Lafferty

On March 13, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 94 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Gail Carriger and Mur Lafferty to talk about Building Your Audience.

About Gail:

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 version will release March 2012. She is currently writing young adult books set in the same universe ~ the Finishing School series (Feb. 2013). Soon she will begin a new adult series, The Parasol Protectorate Abroad (for Fall 2013).

About Mur:

Mur is a writer, podcast producer, gamer, geek, and martial artist. She also make a mean martini. Her books include Playing For Keeps, Nanovor: Hacked!, Marco and the Red Granny, and The Afterlife Series. Her podcasts are many, currently she is the editor of Escape Pod magazine, the host of I Should Be Writing, and the host of the Angry Robot Books Podcast. She writes a column for the gaming magazine Knights of the Dinner table, and in the past has written for Games Quarterly, Suicide Girls, and Anime Insider.


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This podcast features original music by John Anealio.

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5 Responses to Episode 094 – Gail Carriger and Mur Lafferty

  1. Mur’s book sounds interesting (especially me being an expat New Yorker)!

  2. I think the days of an author sitting alone in a garret writing her masterpieces are over, if they ever really existed.

    I’ll bring it from an reader perspective–if I can’t find out more about an author whose book I am curious about, Ceteris paribus I will rather read an equally intriguing book whose author is on twitter, has a website, et cetera.

  3. […] Functional Nerds interviews Gail Carriger and Mur Lafferty […]

  4. Prior to the podcast Gail was the only participant I didn’t follow in one social media space or another. That’s been fixed now.

    I can’t believe I’d never heard of the Buffer app. I am going to have to start using that. I HAD heard of Text Expander, since they sponsor the Mac Power User podcast.

  5. […] The Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Gail Carriger and Mur Lafferty to talk about Building Your […]

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