Monthly Archives: April 2014

Genre Hopping

by Gail Z. Martin I’ve been writing epic fantasy all my life, and had seven epic fantasy novels published, with more in the pipeline.  I write big, fat fantasy books with plenty of sword and sorcery, with sweeping plotlines (that’s … Continue reading

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Doing the Monkey Dance

By Gail Z. Martin I’ve been posting a lot on social media about the Dance Like a Monkey anthology on Indiegogo. We’re coming down to the last 8 days of the funding campaign, so I wanted to explain why this … Continue reading

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The Con-Going Writer

by Gail Z. Martin Sci-fi conventions are part of the fun of being a fan or a writer, and every con I go to offers the opportunity to learn something new, meet fantastic people, hang out with other authors, and … Continue reading

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Gender and Genre

by Gail Z. Martin There’s been a lot of discussion in various places around the Net about gender and genre, specifically about women, sci-fi and fantasy.  You can find that for yourself online if you’re interested: I won’t rehash. But … Continue reading

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Queen of the Outcasts

by Danielle Ackley-McPhail I have a secret for you. I…am the Queen of the Outcasts. No…really. With a few, rare exceptions I fit nowhere in society. Not at work, not at church, not among my family. Always I have been … Continue reading

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Series, Characters and Sanity

by Gail Z. Martin Sometimes, it gets crowded inside my head. I currently write the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga for Orbit Books, which is epic fantasy, and next summer, I’ll launch the first book in the Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy series … Continue reading

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My Superpower

by Gail Z. Martin My superpower is chasing squirrels.  Not the fuzzy kind, the mental kind.  I’m an “ooh, shiny!” kind of girl, but it’s not Tiffany’s bling that catches my eye, it’s usually something on the History Channel, or … Continue reading

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Playlist Changes

By   J. F. Lewis   Maybe you don't read or write with your headphones on, but I often do.   When I first started, I wrote on college ruled paper with my “very special pens” and listened to iron … Continue reading

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