Friday, June 17, 2016

One Of My Cosplay Pics Is A Book Cover!

Here's something fun I forgot to mention: one of my cosplay photos is now the cover of a Gail Carriger story!

[supersonic squeeing]

If you're not familiar, Gail Carriger is the NYT bestselling author of the Parasol Protectorate, among many others, and is HUGE in the steampunk community. So I was pretty chuffed when she asked to use my photo of Madeline Masquerade's steampunk Tinkerbell. (Costume by the amazing Firefly Path.)

Here's my original photo:

As for the story itself, Fairy Debt is "a short comedic fairy tale, coming in at just under 5000 words (or about 10 pages). In it Gail gets up to her usual silly tricks, tea saturated prose, and food driven biting wit."

I haven't read it yet myself, but it's for all ages and sounds utterly delightful. You can grab the Kindle edition for 99 cents over at Amazon.


Now let's announce this month's art winners!

The winner of the TARDIS prints is: Hannah 
(the one who mentioned it's both her fav animal & spaceship)
The winner of the mermaid is: Crafty Bahee
And my wildcard winner is: Victoria Wollf

Congrats, you three, and please e-mail me your mailing addresses! 


  1. Bam! Purchased! Congrats, you. This is super cool and that picture is beyond adorable.

  2. I was wondering if you would need permission of the actual person to use her image?

    1. We got it. Plus Gail credited all 3 of us somewhere in the book. :)

  3. Awesome! I love Gail Carriger. Going to have to get this one.

  4. I know that's a BIG THRILL! Well Done!! :D

  5. I'm reading book 4 of the Finishing School series! :D

  6. OMG! She is one of my favorite authors!!!!! AHHHH!

  7. Awesome cover, I remember that shot! Wait . . . I'm Victoria, e-mailing you pronto :D

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE Gail Carriger!

  9. That's so cool! Love Gail Carriger!

  10. No kidding, bought and read this story two days ago! Congrats on making the cover! It's definitely a fun story.

  11. Gail's stuff is AMAZING, read it all :)

  12. In love with shinyJune 17, 2016 at 8:12 PM


  13. Congrats! I am genuinely curious how the licensing for this type of thing works. Does the cosplayer give permission? I know you are all about giving credit (love that), but I'm curious about how it all works when something like this gets published.

  14. That is so awesome. I adore Gail Carriger so much. Definitely going to have to read this one.

  15. I'm pissing honey, seriously! :D So proud of you!


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