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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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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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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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Dreaming Up the End of the World

by Gail Z. Martin A blank page is always daunting, no matter how much opportunity it presents. I don’t know if it ever stops being scary when you start writing a brand new book in a new world with new … Continue reading

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Dark Fantasy vs. Horror—Where’s the Line?

by Gail Z. Martin Several years ago, there was a commercial for a chocolate/peanut butter product where a man eating peanut butter out of a jar bumped into a man eating a chocolate bar. “You got peanut butter on my … Continue reading

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The View from Outside the YA Fence

by Gail Z. Martin At book signings, I frequently am asked, “What age reader is your book right for?” That’s a hard one.  It depends on the reader.   So I ask, “What age is the reader you have in mind?” … Continue reading

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Q&A With Toni V. Sweeney

By Toni V Sweeney 1.     What is the title of your newest book or short story? What’s it about?  Where can readers find it? I’ve two novels coming out this month from Class ACT BOOKS….YAHOO! DOUBLE FEATURE! One is a … Continue reading

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