Monthly Archives: March 2013

5 Things I’ve Learned from Book Signings

by Gail Z. Martin As you read this, I’m making appearances in a lot of book stores and conventions for the launch of my new book, Ice Forged.  I like doing signings and readings, because they’re a nice change from … Continue reading

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Titles

by Jaleta Clegg Titles are very important to writers. They are what grab attention and coax readers into opening the cover. My favorite title comes from a science fiction novel by Julie Czerneda – A Thousand Words for Stranger (http://www.czerneda.com/sf/thousand.html). … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned the Hard Way About Book Marketing

by Gail Z. Martin My first book, The Summoner, was also the launch title for a brand new fiction imprint, Solaris Books, a UK-based publisher that was a subsidiary of Warhammer giant Games Workshop.  No one had heard of Solaris … Continue reading

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The Day After the End of the World

by Gail Z. Martin What happens on the day after the world ends? As in most apocalyptic scenarios, the “end of the world” doesn’t necessarily mean the planet has been blown into smithereens.  More likely, something has radically altered the … Continue reading

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Women and the Apocalypse

by Gail Z. Martin In my new novel Ice Forged, a medieval post-apocalyptic story, I find that women of every circumstance play a very important role in what happens after the world “ends.” Blaine McFadden, my main character, sacrifices his … Continue reading

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