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Starting the Conversation—A #HoldOnToTheLight Update

By Gail Z. Martin 100 authors are now part of the #HoldOnToTheLight conversation! Our authors span the globe, from the US to the UK to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Even more exciting is that as the campaign picks up … Continue reading

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Days of the Dead 2015: Tricks, Treats and Stuff that’s Scary-Good!

Welcome to the 2015 Days of the Dead blog tour! We are going to celebrate in style this year with excerpts, interviews, book giveaways, sneak peeks at new covers, and more! Three new books are coming up—and that’s just the … Continue reading

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War of Shadows Is Now In Stores!

Blaine McFadden is back, and the bad guys are badder than ever! Broken magic. Power-hungry vampires. Evil mages. Battling warlords. War of Shadows is now in stores and online in trade paper and ebook—my darkest and grittiest adventure ever! War … Continue reading

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Kicking the Athena’s Daughters Kickstarter Up a Notch!

Athena’s Daughters is the second Kickstarter anthology I’ve been part of. (The first is the upcoming Clockwork Universe: Steampunk Vs. Aliens by Zombies Need Brains Press.) Once again, I am amazed by our fantabulous backers! We have passed Stretch Goal … Continue reading

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Strong Women, Exciting Stories–Athena’s Daughters Anthology Kickstarter is Live!

I’ve partnered with Silence in the Library Publishing, Kickstarter, and a host of renowned authors including names like Mary Robinette Kowal, Jean Rabe, Sherwood Smith, and many others in a new Kickstarter project titled Athena’s Daughters. My story, “Retribution”, is … Continue reading

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Fantasy Worldbuilding 101, Or How To Make Your Setting More Like Middle Earth, And Less Like A Ren Faire

by Jennifer Allis Provost The term worldbuilding gets used with some frequency when discussing fantasy, and, to be fair, if your worldbuilding isn’t up to par, your story will fall flat. What’s the point of investing all those long hours … Continue reading

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Ice Forged is Now in Stores!

Ice Forged: Book One in The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga is now in stores! Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine “Mick” McFadden has spent the last six years in Velant, a penal colony in … Continue reading

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Keeping Fantasy Fresh: Going Different Directions

by Sue Bolich You know, it’s hard to be different when writing fantasy sometimes, which is why I am always amazed to look around and see the sheer imagination pouring out of new releases every day. Yet to many people, … Continue reading

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What are some things you learned from writing fantasy?

by Gail Z. Martin Q:  What are some things you learned from writing fantasy? A:  One thing I’ve learned is a definite respect for the hardships which our ancestors endured—plague, famine, lack of clean water, lack of indoor plumbing and … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Takes a Holiday

by Gail Z. Martin What are your favorite holidays in a Sci-Fi or Fantasy book, movie or show?  I’d love to know! Some of the ones I remember—Babylon 5 did a great job with the holidays of different planets.  Lord … Continue reading

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