Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance (and the sexy San Andreas Shifter series as G L Carriger). Her books include the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, and Supernatural Society series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. She is published in many languages and has over a dozen NYT bestsellers. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea.
"Carriger maintains a droll, tongue-in-cheek tone, and her protagonists are as concerned with witty banter and fashionable hats as they are with fighting for their lives." Publishers Weekly (Prudence) "Blending steampunk and urban fantasy in a colorful alternate Victorian England, Carriger presents a grand cast of characters on a harrowing adventure that stretches from England to India." Booklist, April 2015 (Prudence) "Behind the delightful whimsy and snarky observations, there is a great deal of heart and soul..." RT Book Reviews (Prudence) "A character-driven romp with great world-building and delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P.G. Wodehouse." io9.com (Soulless) "This genre-bender will introduce fans of Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls and Jennifer Lynn Barnes' The Squad to a world of mechanical maids and flying machines while bringing a spy-school romp to readers of the weightier worlds of Cassandra Clare and Scott Westerfield." Kirkus, starred review (Etiquette & Espionage)