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Gail Z. Martin

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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.

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Gail Z. Martin Hi Miki--Do you mean the Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures short stories? I'm in the process of discussing bringing the first 10 out in print--nothing…moreHi Miki--Do you mean the Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures short stories? I'm in the process of discussing bringing the first 10 out in print--nothing definite yet, but I'll keep you posted! Thanks.(less)
Gail Z. Martin Hi John! There are actually 6 books--4 of them say "Chronicles of the Necromancer" and the other two, The Sworn and The Dread, say "Fallen Kings…moreHi John! There are actually 6 books--4 of them say "Chronicles of the Necromancer" and the other two, The Sworn and The Dread, say "Fallen Kings Cycle." Same world, same characters--different publisher. Plus there are the Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures short stories on Kobo/Nook/Kindle. Hope that helps you! Thanks.(less)
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We are going to celebrate in style this year with excerpts, interviews, book giveaways, sneak peeks at new covers, and more!


Next year will be HUGE fun because I’ll have THREE new books out, plus dozens of short stories. War of Shadows (Ascendant Kingdoms #3), a second Deadly Curiosities novel, and Iron and Blood, the new steampunk series co-written with my husband, Larry N. Martin. Plus dozens...

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“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".”
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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!


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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...


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


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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


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