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A. Lee Martinez

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A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas. At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels. Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil's All Fright Diner, was published. His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting. Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he's in the car by himself.

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A. Lee Martinez Late next year my first book with my new publisher, Simon & Schuster, is due out. It will the the first of a trilogy.
A. Lee Martinez Not really.

I know it's unusual to NOT want to do a series, but I love writing new ideas and exploring new vistas. I know it's probably hurt my career…more
Not really.

I know it's unusual to NOT want to do a series, but I love writing new ideas and exploring new vistas. I know it's probably hurt my career that I am not readily identifiable via a single series, setting, or character, but it's also made me a stronger writer.

My new trilogy with Simon & Schuster is my first foray into a series, but it is intended to be three books only and then off to a new idea.

Of course, I love hearing that people are excited about my characters and ideas so much that they want to read more, but I also love that my career isn't as limited as that.(less)
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Constance Verity

Silhouetted by the dozens of shimmering lights of a flying saucer hovering over the street, Connie held up her knapsack. “I’m here for the sleepover.”

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A fun and lively book, buoyed by wonderfully expressive art.

Simply charming. There's a surprising amount of potty humor here, which I'm not usually a fan of. But here it worked, and the charm of the story is aided immensely by the art, which is simpl
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I picked this up purely as a lark, knowing nothing about it but intrigued by the premise of monster cars duking it out. What I discovered was an absurd concept executed with great joy.

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“Reality is like a fruitcake; pretty enough to look at but with all sorts of nasty things lurking just beneath the surface.”
A. Lee Martinez, Gil's All Fright Diner

“Those who write are writers. Those who wait are waiters.”
A. Lee Martinez

“When you cross over into the weird stuff, there's no going back. Hector has a theory on it. Calls it the law of 'Anomalous Phenomena Attraction.' He explained it to me once. Didn't really pay attention, but it boils down to 'weird shit pulls in more weird shit.”
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