Monthly Archives: October 2014

What’s coming up in 2015?

War of Shadows comes out in April. It’s Book 3 in the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga continuing the quest of Blaine McFadden and his convict friends to restore the kingdom of Donderath after the Great Fire and Cataclysm lay waste to … Continue reading

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Days of the Dead 2015: More Covers, More Free Stuff, More Fun!

We are going to celebrate in style this year with excerpts, interviews, book giveaways, sneak peeks at new covers, and more! Next year will be HUGE fun because I’ll have THREE new books out, plus dozens of short stories. War … Continue reading

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Q&A for My Bookish Ways with Gail Z. Martin

Q: Congrats on the new book! Will you tell us a bit about Deadly Curiosities and what inspired the story? A: With Deadly Curiosities, the inspiration came from several sources. I had visited Charleston several times, and left convinced that … Continue reading

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Reign of Ash: Who Are You When the World Ends?

By Gail Z. Martin In Ice Forged and my new Reign of Ash, society has collapsed after a devastating war not only destroyed the ruling class and the infrastructure, but also the magic upon which the civilization relied. Along with … Continue reading

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What Makes Urban Fantasy?

by Gail Z. Martin If you want to get down to bare bones, what defines “urban fantasy” is the setting. By definition, it’s….urban. Often set in a big city, sometimes in a small town, the story also takes place here … Continue reading

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Q&A on Urban Fantasy (Previously appeared on SFFWorld)

Q: Can you tell us a bit about Deadly Curiosities and what your fans can expect? A: Deadly Curiosities takes place in historic, haunted Charleston. Welcome to Trifles & Folly, an antique and curio shop with a dark secret. Proprietor … Continue reading

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Speed bumps on the Way to Committing Fiction

by Gail Z Martin I wouldn’t have said that last year was an ideal time to write one book, let alone two. My dad died, and although he was ninety years old, there’s never a good way to say good-bye. … Continue reading

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When it All Goes Up In Flames

by Gail Z. Martin Ice Forged, the first book in my Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, doesn’t end with a cliffhanger. But the task at the heart of the book remains incomplete because the information required to do it successfully is incomplete … Continue reading

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Bridging Old and New

By Gail Z. Martin (Previously appeared on When Gravity Fails) Why write an urban fantasy series after three successful epic fantasy series? Because it’s fun. (P.S. That’s the same reason I’ll be writing a steampunk series for 2015, too.) Truth … Continue reading

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Going from Short to Long

By Gail Z. Martin (Previously appeared on Qwillery) Deadly Curiosities began as a short story. Now it’s a novel, soon to be a series. And I’ve been asked…is it hard to go from short to long? I’d have to say, … Continue reading

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