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What comes first? Character or plot?

By Gail Z. Martin What happens first in the mind of a reader—character or plot? My answer is—it depends. Sometimes, I have a very strong feel for a character, and the more I think about that character, the more clear … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek for Reign of Ash

by Gail Z. Martin Ice Forged launched the popular new Ascendant Kingdoms Saga in January 2013, and Book Two: Reign of Ash is coming in early 2014.  Author Gail Z. Martin is doing her annual “sneak peek” Hawthorn Moon event … Continue reading

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Q&A with Fantasy Author Gail Z. Martin

Q:  For readers who haven’t met you, tell us a little about your books. A:  I write the Chronicles of the Necromancer series for Solaris Books and the Fallen Kings Cycle and Ascendant Kingdoms Saga for Orbit Books.  I’ve also … Continue reading

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Q&A with Fantasy Author Gail Z. Martin

Q: What is your newest book and what inspired you to write it? A: Ice Forged is my most recently published book, which launched in January 2013.  It’s a medieval post-apocalyptic story, when war not only destroys a kingdom but … Continue reading

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A Hero for the End of the World

By Gail Z. Martin Who do you want to have your back when the world ends? When I first came up with the concept for my Ascendant Kingdoms Saga and its first book, Ice Forged, I envisioned a post-apocalyptic medieval … Continue reading

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What’s New with Chronicles of the Necromancer author Gail Z. Martin

Solaris author Gail Z. Martin (The Summoner, The Blood King, Dark Haven, Dark Lady’s Chosen) stops by to catch us up on what she’s been doing lately. Q:  Last year, you had a short story in our “Magic” anthology.  Folks … Continue reading

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The Beginning of The End (Of The World)

by Gail Z. Martin BookLifeNow asked me about the story behind the first chapter of Ice Forged, so here we go! Ice Forged begins with a murder. Blaine McFadden murders his father for molesting his sister. Ian McFadden has had … Continue reading

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Breaking In A New Pair of Boots—Or a New Fictional World, As The Case May Be

by Gail Z. Martin Ever buy a pair of boots—or shoes or jeans—and while they fit, they don’t really “fit.” Not yet. They haven’t molded to your contours. You haven’t broken them in. As a writer, there’s a “breaking in” … Continue reading

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It (Again)

by Gail Z. Martin What is it about an impending apocalypse that captures the imagination? Having just survived the “Mayan Calendar” apocalypse, the idea is pretty fresh in everyone’s mind. Thanks to the Internet, warnings of immanent doom seem to … Continue reading

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Well Begun is Half Done (Especially with Writing!)

by Gail Z. Martin How do you know where your story begins? Doesn’t it begin at, well, the beginning? Not necessarily—at least, not that the reader needs to know. My new book, Ice Forged, begins with a murder.  It’s important … Continue reading

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