“Sipping the Elixir” with Gail Carriger on January 15th, 2023
What is the Heroine’s Journey (as opposed to the Hero’s), and what aspects make for compelling narrative and voracious readers? Where do these elements originate and how do we write them? This presentation by a highly successful writer of unconventional female protagonists explains all. Gail Carriger, author of The Heroines’s Journey, covers briefly what this journey is, how it works, one source myth, one pop-culture example, and how it can be expertly activated by authors of fiction and narrative non-fiction.
Gail Carriger writes books that are hugs, mostly comedies of manners mixed with steampunk and urban fantasy (plus sexy queer joy as G. L. Carriger). These include The Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, Tinkered Stars, and San Andreas Shifter series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. Also nonfiction: The Heroine’s Journey: For Writers, Readers, and Fans of Pop Culture. She is published in many languages, has over a million books in print, over a dozen New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, plus starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus, and Romantic Times.
Her first book, Soulless, made Audible’s Best list, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book, an IndieBound Notable, and a Locus Recommended Read. She has received the American Library Association’s Alex Award, the Prix Julia Verlanger, the Elbakin Award, the Steampunk Chronicle‘s Reader’s Choice Award, and a Starburner Award. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, cephalopods, and tea. Get early access, specials, and exclusives via her website gailcarriger.com
$5 for members, $10 for guests, free tickets available*
12:00 Club leaders check-in
12:30 Welcome and networking with members & guests
1:00 p.m. Club Announcements
1:30 p.m. Member Spotlight: Bobbie Kinkead
1:45 p.m. Featured Speaker: Gail Carriger
2:30 p.m. Book Sales & Networking
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