Episode Summary

We’re joined this week by the utterly charming Gail Garriger to talk about her fabulous books, her journey into romance, and her experiences as an archaeologist!

Episode Notes

We’re joined this week by the utterly charming Gail Garriger to talk about her fabulous books, her journey into romance, and her experiences as an archaeologist!

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  • A signed copy of Jenny's book!
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  • Name a character in Jenny's column!

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Some highlights from our conversation include:

  • How little YA there was when we were growing up and how much better it’s getting
  • What it means to be a whale reader
  • How Soulless came about
  • How she got her start in publishing without an agent
  • Why she crossed over into self publishing
  • Our theories about who ends up doing archaeology and why there are so many who cross over into writing
  • Why Gail loves Middle Kingdom Egypt so much
  • Her friend "Smelly Cat"
  • How she has shifted gears to write contemporary M/M romance
  • All about The Omega Objection, her latest in the San Andreas Shifter series
  • How she drives readers crazy by making them wait for beloved secondary characters to get their love stories
  • How she's behind on her latest book because she had to sign 10,000 copies of her books at once
  • How frustrated she gets when people dismiss romance
  • "I am almost entirely composed of pet peeves!" -GC
  • "I read alot and I have strong opinions!" -GC

Books mentioned:

Arrow Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey

Judy Blume books

Sweet Valley High books

Paradox trilogy by Rachel Bach (Fortune's Pawn is Book 1)

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Circe by Madeline Miller

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Omega Objection by Gail Carriger

Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger

The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip

Books by Cat Sebastian

Books by KJ Charles

Books by R. Cooper

For Real by Alexis Hall

The Lightning Struck Heart by TJ Clune

About the Show

Welcome to The Wicked Wallflowers Club! We are two authors who read, write, and love everything about the romance genre. We celebrate female empowerment and sex positivity. Entertainment Weekly featured us on their "Must List" as "a compelling reminder of why the oft-dismissed genre is a real force in cultural conversations".