Monthly Archives: December 2014

Deadly Inspiration

by Gail Z. Martin After eight epic fantasy novels, why write an urban fantasy? To paraphrase famed bank robber Willie Sutton, “Because that’s where the story is.” I’m not planning to quit writing epic fantasy. For one thing, I’ve got … Continue reading

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The Story Behind Reign of Ash

By Gail Z. Martin Reign of Ash is the second book in my Ascendant Kingdoms series. In the first novel, Ice Forged, a war destroys the ability to harness and use magic, devastating the kingdom of Donderath and its neighboring … Continue reading

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Q&A with Tom Doyle

1) What is the title of your newest book or short story?  What’s it about?  Where can readers find it? My debut novel from Tor, American Craftsmen, is a contemporary fantasy of military intrigue with a cryptohistorical backstory that imagines … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Story: Deadly Curiosities

by Gail Z. Martin My dad was into antiques, old stuff, and collectibles that reminded him of the Old West, his childhood in the 1920s and anything else that caught his eye. He was also a hoarder. When he went … Continue reading

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Things you didn’t know about Gail Z. Martin

An Interview with Gail Z. Martin Q: Myths and beliefs that we would consider fiction or fantasy in modern literature once upon a time shaped history (think of all the hunts for unicorns & dragons). Do you see modern fantasy … Continue reading

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Have Vampires Lost Their Mojo?

by Gail Z. Martin Vampire stories have been around a long time, especially if you count folklore in addition to stories like Dracula. Recently, we’ve had a vampire-palooza in fiction, movies and TV, where you can’t swing a dead cat … Continue reading

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Manga Maniac Café Talks to Gail Z. Martin

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less. A: Writer, author, scribe, imaginer, storyteller. [Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Deadly Curiosities? A: Deadly Curiosities takes place in historic, haunted Charleston. Welcome to Trifles … Continue reading

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Looking Around the Corner From Epic to Urban and Beyond

by Gail Z. Martin What’s it like making a jump from epic to urban fantasy (and beyond that, to steampunk)? Exciting, scary and fun–sort of like your favorite amusement park ride. And best of all for a writer, challenging. I’ve … Continue reading

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Books, Bones, Buffy Interview with Gail Z. Martin

1. Deadly Curiosities is your first foray into urban fantasy, after writing very successfully in the epic fantasy genre. What were the challenges of writing something completely different?As a writer, it’s always fun to switch things up a bit to … Continue reading

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