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The Challenge of Short Stories

by Gail Z. Martin This year during my Days of the Dead online tour, I included excerpts to four of my short stories.  They are set in a completely separate world from my novels, and are written in first-person, rather … Continue reading

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Cosplay: It’s not just for Halloween anymore.

by Gail Z. Martin There’s a old panel chestnut about whether you believe fandom is a hobby or a way of life.  We crossed that divide a few years ago when my kids made it clear that for them, the … Continue reading

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Geek Thanksgiving (Otherwise known as Philcon)

by Gail Z. Martin It wouldn’t be Turkey Day without Philcon, at least not for me.  Philcon, the annual gathering of PSFS (and yes, people pronounce that phonetically—it stands for Philadelphia Science Fiction Society), is a fun con dedicated to … Continue reading

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Psychopomp and Circumstance

by Gail Z. Martin Ever heard of a “psychopomp”?  No, it doesn’t mean that arrogant professor you had in grad school.  A psychopomp is actually a being that escorts the spirits of the dead to the afterlife.  Cheron is a … Continue reading

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Days of the Dead Online Event

Welcome to my annual Days of the Dead Online Event.  This year it’s more exciting than ever, with new book giveaways, free chapter and short story excerpts, guest author downloadable goodies, a new book video, new audio readings and all-new … Continue reading

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Interview with Laisren

In honor of my Days of the Dead blog tour, I’d like to introduce you to one of my vayash moru (vampire) characters from the Chronicles of the Necromancer and Fallen Kings series.  Vayash moru play an important part in … Continue reading

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Things that Go Bump in the Night

by Gail Z. Martin Ok, so I write about ghosts, vampires, necromancers, magic and monsters.  Ever wonder where that came from? Big surprise: I’ve loved spooky supernatural stuff since I was a kid.  One of my earliest favorites was a … Continue reading

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Death Tells

by Gail Z. Martin I write about a necromancer (and Halloween is coming up), so I probably think more about death than a lot of people.  And what I’ve noticed is that what an individual believes about death impacts a … Continue reading

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Nothing But Fear Itself

by Gail Z. Martin Ever notice how much our fears define us?  The truth is, what a character fears reveals a lot about that person, and what a culture fears is likely to change its history. Fears come in a … Continue reading

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New Books by Our Resident Bloggers

The Sworn by Gail Z. Martin is now in stores. As plague and famine scourge the winter kingdoms, a vast invasion force is mustering from beyond the northern seas. And at its heart, a dark spirit mage wields the blood … Continue reading

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