Monthly Archives: July 2014

Myth, Magic and Folklore = Fantasy

by Gail Z. Martin I started reading folklore when I was a kid.  I didn’t know it as “folklore,” I found a series of books that captured the “fairy tales” of different countries and continents.  It was spellbinding.  Of course, … Continue reading

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News and Reviews

I love readers, bloggers and book reviewers! You’re the reason writers get to keep on writing. Whether you share your book recommendations in conversation with friends or informally on social media, post them to Amazon, Goodreads or other online book … Continue reading

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Stalking the Shadow Side

by Gail Z. Martin Historian Bruce Catton, in one of his many books about the American Civil War, notes that civilization is a mask, and war gives permission to remove the mask and reveal the beast that always lurks beneath.  … Continue reading

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Musings on Vampires, Voodoo and Life

As part of the Deadly Curiosities launch, I was fortunate to be a guest blogger for some really awesome blogs all around the world. Some wanted me to talk about a specific topic, others had questions for me, and still … Continue reading

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Party Favors and Spiffy Stuff

Deadly Curiosities hit the ground running! Everyone had a great time at the Facebook launch party—if you missed it, all the fun conversations and the freebies from my 20+ author guests are here: The Facebook Launch Party is over, but … Continue reading

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It’s the End of the World—Bring Charmin

by Gail Z. Martin In the post-apocalyptic TV show “Revolution,” one of the characters, a former Google executive, says, “80 million dollars in the bank and I would trade it all right now for a roll of Charmin.”  Of all … Continue reading

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Through a Glass Darkly

by Gail Z. Martin The idea of writing as therapy isn’t new, nor is the idea of writing as exorcism.  Writing is generally cheaper than hiring a therapist, easier than hiring a priest and doesn’t fill the house with the … Continue reading

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Voodoo, Hoodoo and Charleston

People think of Voodoo when they think of New Orleans, and they may think of ghosts when they think of Savannah, but Charleston not only has ghosts galore, bit also has Hoodoo (Conjure) and in Deadly Curiosities, a strong dollop … Continue reading

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