Greetings gals and guys! Welcome to our first DragonCon feature!
We Geek Girls presents author Gail Z. Martin.
I was introduced to Gail’s work via her Chronicles of the Necromancer series and have been a fan ever since!
Here is a little bit about her:
Gail Z. Martin is the author of the new epic fantasy War of Shadows (Orbit Books, April 2015) and the Deadly Curiosities new urban fantasy series (new book November 2015 Solaris Books), set in Charleston, SC, as well as Iron and Blood: The Jake Desmet Adventures a new Steampunk series (July 2015, Solaris Books) co-authored with her husband, Larry N. Martin. She is also author of Ice Forged and Reign of Ash in The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga. Gail is the author of The Chronicles of The Necromancer series (The Summoner, The Blood King, Dark Haven & Dark Lady’s Chosen) from Solaris Books and The Fallen Kings Cycle (The Sworn and The Dread) from Orbit Books. She writes two series of ebook short stories: The Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures and the Deadly Curiosities Adventures.
Gail’s work will appear in at several new anthologies in 2015. In 2014, her stories were featured in: Clockwork Universe Steampunk vs. Aliens, Athena’s Daughters, Dreams of Steel 5, The Big Bad 2, Dance Like a Monkey, plus an illustrated story in Icarus: A Graphic Novel, Heroes, Realms of Imagination, the British Fantasy Society’s Unexpected Journeys and With Great Power. Other US/UK anthologies include Magic (Solaris), The Bitten Word, Rum & Runestones, Spells & Swashbucklers, and The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women.
Gail was nice enough to take a few questions from WGG…
“CC: How long have you been an attending professional at DragonCon?
GZM: I came to my first DragonCon in 2007, and have been blown away by it ever since!
CC: What makes you choose this particular convention?
GZM: I live in Charlotte, NC so Atlanta is a pretty reasonable drive. That said, DragonCon is so awesome it’s worth arriving by mule team if you have to! I love the costumes, the music, the art, the wide variety of panels, and all the marvelous people. There is so much going on, and so much wonderful energy—and it gets bigger and better every year!
CC: Where can we find you?
GZM: Here’s my schedule:
Title: A Magical Place: The Role of Setting in Urban Fantasy–Time: Fri 10:00 am Location: Chastain BC – Westin
Title: Fictional Writing and Skepticism–Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: 204-207 – Hilton
Title: Critique Groups and Beta Readers–Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt
Title: How ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Has Changed Publishing and Writing–Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: 201 – Hilton
Title: Athena’s Daughters Authors Meet & Greet–Time: Sat 10:00 am Location: A708 – Marriott
Title: Wreaking Havoc in Many Guises: Demons in Urban Fantasy–Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: Chastain BC – Westin
Title: Book signing at Larry Smith Books —Time: Sat. 2 p.m. Location: Dealers’ Room
Title: Who Needs Dystopias When You Have History–Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Augusta 3 – Westin
Title: Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading—Time: Sun 11:30 a.m. Location: Hyatt Vinings
Title: Peopling Your Fiction–Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt
Title: Athena’s Daughters book signing—Time: Mon. 11-12 a.m. Location: Artists’ Alley
Title: Werewolves, Vampires, Demons, Dragons-Oh My! –Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt
CC: Will you have a booth (I know you didn’t last year)?
GZM: No, but I will have a signing in the Dealer’s Room at Larry Smith Books and in Artists Alley.
CC: What do you enjoy seeing/doing at DragonCon?
GZM: I love people-watching at the Marriott and at the Hyatt—all the amazing costumes! I love the Dealers’ Room and the Art Show. I love concerts by Emerald Rose, Abney Park, Cruxshadows, and the Blibbering Humdingers. I love catching up with author friends and reader friends. I love the energy in a panel filled with people who are passionate about the topic. And I love my annual dinner and mint julep at Pittypat’s Porch!”
As you can see from her answers, Gail is not only an attending professional, she a fan of DragonCon. I think that we can all agree with her that the “wonderful energy” is something that draws all of us.
You can find Gail Z. Martin at :
If you are looking for adventure, passion and unforgettable characters, please take some time to check out Gail’s work and be sure to find her at DragonCon!
(all photos are courtesy of Gail Z. Martin)
Thank you Gail Z. Martin for taking the time to speak with WeGeekGirls! GiGi and I look forward to seeing you there!!