Gail Z. Martin

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: June 29, 2016

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Hi Gail! Thanks for joining us here on Night Owl Reviews. Please tell us a bit about "The Shadowed Path".

It's the first return to my world of The Summoner and my Chronicles of the Necromancer series in five years, with a look at the story behind warrior/brigand lord Jonmarc Vahanian.

What should readers expect from you titles?

I write action-packed, character-driven epic fantasy, urban fantasy and steampunk. So plenty of magic, supernatural elements, big battles and characters that I hope make a memorable iimpression.

What's your writing process like?

I start with a concept or a character, and that gets fleshed out to a conflict and a world, which turns into a plot nugget and then an outline. I start writing, and go back and re-outline when necessary.

What's next for you as an author?

In addition to The Shadowed Path, I'm part of the new Modern Magic ebook boxed set of 12 dark urban fantasy novels by 13 authors. for just $1.99 on Kindle. And I have a brand new epic fantasy series coming from Solaris Books in 2017!

Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?

I owe so much to my publishers and their marketing staff, the bookstores and their staff, my street team The Shadow Alliance, all my author friends and convention readers, my editors and agent, and especially to my husband and co-author Larry N. Martin and my kids.

What's a writing day like for you?

I usually take care of social media, email and errands/chores in the morning and get serious about writing in the afternoon and evening.

What technological advancement could you not live without?

Google! My search history is probably quite alarming, but it's all in the service of finding answers for issues in my books.

Thanks so much for joining us. Do you have anything else you would like to share?

From June 21-30 I'll be hosting my Hawthorn Moon blog tour with lots of giveaways, excerpts, guest blog posts and surprises. Please check out the details on my web page. Thanks!

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