There is so much going on in 2014!
Strap on your seatbelt, because it’s going to be a wild ride!
In April, Reign of Ash comes out from Orbit Books. It’s the immediate sequel to Ice Forged, so it picks up right where the action left off.
Then in July, my new urban fantasy series launches with Deadly Curiosities, a new novel from Solaris Books. Deadly Curiosities (the novel) takes place in modern-day Charleston, SC and introduces you to Cassidy Kincaide, owner of Trifles & Folly, an antique and curio shop that exists to get magically dangerous items out of circulation. If you’ve read any of my Deadly Curiosities Adventures short stories, you’ll know that Cassidy is the latest in a long line of Trifles & Folly owners with a dangerous supernatural history.
Speaking of short stories, I’ll be continuing to bring out a new short story on ebook every month. Look for more in the Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures as Jonmarc heads toward Principality and a chance to join up with the mercenaries. In the Deadly Curiosities Adventures, expect more about Sorren, Dante, Coltt and Cassidy across the centuries as they battle magically malicious heirlooms.
I’m excited to be in four new anthologies in 2014, with some storytelling that is going in totally different directions! I’m in the British Fantasy Society’s “Unexpected Journeys,” and in Silence in the Library’s “Athena’s Daughters,” as well as “Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens” for Zombies Need Brains Press, and a superhero story for “With Great Power.” Plus I’ve just promised a new steampunk story and an urban fantasy story to Dark Oak Press for two additional anthologies that may also come out in 2014!
Expect to see a lot of me at conventions in 2014! Here’s the list so far—as well as a couple of 2013 stragglers:
- Nov 10-12 Philcon, Cherry Hill, NJ
- Nov. 16 – 17 Carolina Renaissance Festival, Charlotte, NC
- Jan 10-12 Illogicon, Cary, NC NEW!
- Jan 17-20 Arisia, Boston, MA
- Feb 21-23 Mysticon, Roanoke, VA
- March 23-24 Arizona Renaissance Festival, Apache Junction, AZ
- April—Reign of Ash launches!
- April 2 9 a.m. ET I’m Fantasy Writer of the Day on Reddit—come Ask Me Anything!
- May 30 – Jun 1 ConCarolinas, Charlotte, NC
- June 21 Hawthorn Moon Online Event
- Jun 27-29 LibertyCon, Chattanooga, TN NEW!
- July—Deadly Curiosities launches!
- Jul 11-13 Congregate, Winston-Salem, NC NEW!
I also host a live Meetup group every month in the north Charlotte area where we talk about writing and publishing. It’s free and lots of fun—come join us! https://www.meetup.com/Thrifty-Author-Publishing-Success-Network/
I also host a monthly discussion on Goodreads that lurches from fandom to fantasy and sometimes into writing and publishing—always something new! https://www.goodreads.com/GailZMartin
If Pinterest is more your style, I’ve got a couple of boards you might like: Sci Fi Convention Memories with the photos I take in my travels (https://www.pinterest.com/gzmartin/sci-fi-convention-memories/) and Abandoned Places https://www.pinterest.com/gzmartin/abandoned-places/