Gail Z. Martin




Geoff N...
57 books | 1,238 friends

Chuck G...
0 books | 454 friends

Christo...
7,993 books | 326 friends

Kaila
365 books | 23 friends

Deborah
4,907 books | 881 friends

Tom Doyle
1,385 books | 219 friends

Jess Mi...
193 books | 4,004 friends

Elizabe...
4,990 books | 3,219 friends

More friends…

Gail is following 0 people

Gail Z. Martin

Goodreads Author


url

born
in Meadville, The United States
gender
female

website

twitter username

genre

member since
December 2010


About this author

Gail Z. Martin discovered her passion for science fiction, fantasy and ghost stories in elementary school. The first story she wroteat age fivewas about a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At age 14, she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending science fiction/fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history sites. She is married and has three children, a Himalayan cat, a Maltese and a golden retriever.

In addition to the online sites listed below, you can find me on Facebook, Twitter @GailZMartin and Shelfari. I'm in Wikipedia, and have an author's profile on Amazon.


To ask Gail Z. Martin questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Gail Z. Martin Fear of deadlines helps a lot! If I get stuck, I take a walk, go do something else for a short time, do some Yoga, or pet the dogs. Most of the time…moreFear of deadlines helps a lot! If I get stuck, I take a walk, go do something else for a short time, do some Yoga, or pet the dogs. Most of the time if I'm really stuck, I go talk out the problem with my husband (who is co-authoring the steampunk book with me and plays a big role behind the scenes). That usually does the trick! Other things that help are researching something (which leads me to some other cool thing that gives me ideas) and watching The History Channel!(less)
Gail Z. Martin Getting to share the stories in my head with other people and have them enjoy those stories, and having them come to see my characters as real. That's…moreGetting to share the stories in my head with other people and have them enjoy those stories, and having them come to see my characters as real. That's so cool.(less)
Average rating: 3.87 · 19,987 ratings · 918 reviews · 45 distinct works · Similar authors
The Summoner (Chronicles of...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 6,825 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Blood King (Chronicles ...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 4,017 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dark Haven (Chronicles of t...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2,892 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dark Lady's Chosen (Chronic...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 2,239 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Sworn (Fallen Kings Cyc...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,585 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Dread (Fallen Kings Cyc...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 917 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ice Forged (Ascendant Kingd...
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 671 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Deadly Curiosities (Deadly ...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Reign of Ash (Ascendant Kin...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Raider's Curse (Jonmarc Vah...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Gail Z. Martin…

DEADLY CURIOSITIESby Gail Z. Martin


Historian Bruce Catton, in one of his many books about the American Civil War, notes that civilization is a mask, and war gives permission to remove the mask and reveal the beast that always lurks beneath. I wager that one reason post-apocalyptic stories are so enduring is that the end of the world is one of those times when you find out what you—and your neighbors—are really m...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on July 24, 2014 16:13 • 10 views
The Summoner The Blood King Dark Haven Dark Lady's Chosen
Chronicles of the Necromancer (4 books)
by
3.8486195454830026 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 15,973 ratings

The Sworn The Dread
Fallen Kings (2 books)
by
4.067945643485212 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 2,502 ratings

Ice Forged Reign of Ash
Ascendant Kingdoms (2 books)
by
3.754764930114358 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 787 ratings

Deadly Curiosities
Deadly Curiosities (1 book)
by
3.77734375 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 256 ratings

Upcoming Events

Book signing at Waterstones Cardiff, Wales
Author appearance, July 31, 2014 06:30PM — 45 people invited
Waterstones Cardiff, 2a The Hayes, Cardiff, GB

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/displayDetailEvent.do?sea...
I will be signing Deadly Curiosities (and everything else) along with awesome So...more

Unofficial Signing at Waterstones Edinburgh Scotland
Author appearance, August 01, 2014 06:00PM
Waterstones Edinburgh West End, 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh, GB

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/displayFindBranch.do
Technically, it's not an "official" public signing--I'm just stopping in to sign...more


Gail's Recent Updates

Gail Z. Martin wrote a new blog post
by Gail Z. Martin
Historian Bruce Catton, in one of his many books about the American Civil War, notes that civilization is a mask, and war gives pe... Read more of this blog post »
Gail Martin made a comment on her profile
4695459
"Attention UK Readers! I'll be traveling your way in the next couple of weeks. Please check my events for details--3 UK signings!

Forbidden Planet, Lon...more
"
1637418
date: August 01, 2014 06:00PM
location: Waterstones Edinburgh West End, 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh, The United Kingdom
description: Technically, it's not an "official" public signing--I'm just stopping in to sign the books they have on hand. BUT--I'm saying I'll be there at a certain day/time and if YOU happen to come to the store when I'm there, I'll be glad to sign YOUR books and chat! So please stop in!
Gail Martin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Collector by Gail Z. Martin
Rate this book
Clear rating
Reign of Ash by Gail Z. Martin
" I love this story... i believe the first was better... but its a good story none the less "
Reign of Ash by Gail Z. Martin
" Great book. Both elements of high anf low fantasy. Vampires that are not wussies.
"
Reign of Ash by Gail Z. Martin
" Gail Z. Martin has done it again! Although I absolutely love the Chronicles of the Necromancer series and its sister books, these new characters and new time are very interesting. I think I like this one better than Ice Forged, the first in the As... " Read more of this review »
Gail Martin added
Steeped in Evil by Laura Childs
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gail Martin added
Property of a Lady Faire by Simon R. Green
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Gail's books…
“Foolishness pours out of an open mouth....
but wisdom sneaks in through the ears....”
Gail Z. Martin, The Dread

“Oh, there are little rhymes a mage might use to remember the sequence of what must be done, but the words themselves don't do a thing. You could write every 'spell' as high as a man on the barn wall, but if you don't have the power to start with, all you'd have is a strange rhyme. And a bad one at that".”
Gail Z. Martin, The Blood King

“Creativity works on a winding, circuitous route.”
Gail Z. Martin

Topics Mentioning This Author

82307 Q&A with Gail Z. Martin Oct. 24 - 31 — 38 members — last activity Nov 05, 2012 04:25PM
Gail Z. Martin's new Ascendant Kingdoms Saga series kicks off Jan. 8 with Ice Forged. She is the author of the Chronicles of the Necromancer series as...more
83069 NaNoWriMo Next Steps--Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing — 94 members — last activity Oct 21, 2013 01:09PM
NaNoWriMo is great for finishing your book, but what then? Should you self-publish or seek a traditional publisher? What do agents do and how do you g...more
88776 Writing About the End of the World — 28 members — last activity Jan 25, 2013 01:36PM
If you’re around to read this in January, it means the Mayan Calendar apocalypse did not happen, so let’s talk about the ins and outs of writing apoca...more
120244 Ask Athena's Daughters: Strong Female Characters For Today's Readers — 130 members — last activity Jan 24, 2014 02:11PM
The authors of the Athena's Daughters anthology talk about writing strong female characters for today's readers. Lots of authors, lots of opinions--wa...more
25x33 Favorite Heroes--And Why — 77 members — last activity Jun 10, 2013 07:55PM
Let's talk heroes who've captured our hearts in books, movies and TV. What makes them real to you? What do you love--and what flaws can you live with?...more
108918 Route 666--Favorite Fantasy Road Trips — 41 members — last activity Aug 05, 2013 09:23AM
Summer is the perfect time for a road trip, and fortunately, fantasy novels LOVE to tell stories about people who go on trips. So--let's talk about ou...more
117069 Ghoulies and Ghosties--Favorite Monsters — 28 members — last activity Nov 12, 2013 01:11PM
Who's your favorite monster? Books, TV, movies, video games--it doesn't matter. Who do you love to be scared by, and why?
130204 Monkeying Around for a Good Cause — 35 members — last activity Mar 18, 2014 05:32PM
30 core authors and more than 30 stretch goal authors/artists/musicians have teamed up to help award-winning author CJ Henderson with the medical expe...more
123633 Meet the authors of Icarus: A Graphic Novel and the intersection of novels/graphic novels/comics — 21 members — last activity Jan 16, 2014 07:16AM
Come meet the authors of Icarus: A Graphic Novel Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/icarus-a-graphic-novel and let's talk about...more
114980 Favorite Fictional Families — 31 members — last activity Nov 15, 2013 02:12PM
Who are your favorite fictional families--epic and urban fantasy, paranormal romance, even TV and movies? Whether you love the Baggins or the Sopranos...more
More of Gail’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-7)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

message 7: by Gail

Gail Martin Attention UK Readers! I'll be traveling your way in the next couple of weeks. Please check my events for details--3 UK signings!

Forbidden Planet, London 7/23
Waterstones Cardiff The Hayes 7/31
Waterstones Edinburgh Princes St. 8/1 (unofficial signing--see my event notice for details.

Hope to see you there!


message 6: by Gail

Gail Martin Get Ice Forged AND Reign of Ash 2 for $20 (save $12) from Barnes and Noble--but only through 7/22! Ice http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/books...


message 5: by Gail

Gail Martin Thanks to everyone who entered to win one of the copies of Deadly Curiosities!


message 4: by Gail

Gail Martin I’m throwing a party and you’re invited!

On June 25, I’m holding a Goodreads Launch-a-palooza!

I’ll be LIVE on Goodreads Ask the Author all day , special book giveaways, all-new excerpts and party favors, and ebook giveaways every hour plus fun games and contests!

Please come check it out--and bring friends! The more the merrier!


message 3: by Gail

Gail Martin Hi everyone! Please join me on June 25 for an all-day LIVE Ask the Author as I celebrate launch day for my new Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy!

Trivia! Quizzes! Party favors! Surprises!

And a giveaway for copies of Deadly Curiosities!


message 2: by Gail

Gail Martin Hi everyone! I'm excited to post my newest short story, "Buttons" on Kindle, Kobo and Nook--it's modern-day urban fantasy set in historic, haunted Charleston SC. This is the short story that inspired the upcoming "Deadly Curiosities" novel (Solaris Books, 2014). Buttons (A Deadly Curiosities Adventure


Lucinda Dear Gail Z Martin,
I would like to thank you for being my friend on Goodreads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded people both authors and readers. As a huge fan of your books (the chronicles of the necromancer series), i can honestly say that this is a huge privalige. I am looking forward to reading more of your work, including the two books in the fallen kings cycle that i cannot wait to read.
Thank you so much once again.

Lucinda x


back to top