Welcome to WOLF NOTES, where interview questions stray from the rest of the pack. It’s nice to know the usual stuff like where an author gets their inspiration and why they write, but sometimes we need a little fun in our lives.
Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and the Assassins of Landria. Newest titles include Convicts and Exiles, Spells Salt and Steel Season One, Tangled Web, Vengeance, The Dark Road, Sons of Darkness, and Assassin’s Honor.
She is the co-author (with Larry N. Martin ) of the Spells, Salt, and Steel/New Templars series; the Steampunk series Iron & Blood; and a collection of short stories and novellas: The Storm & Fury Adventures set in the Iron & Blood universe. She is also the co-author of the upcoming Wasteland Marshals series and the Joe Mack Cauldron/Shadow Council series. As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance. Series include Witchbane, Badlands, and Treasure Trail.
Wolf: Thanks for stopping by. What is the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?
Gail: Not really strange if you’re in Scotland, but I like haggis. I’ve had some very tasty versions, and I enjoyed them.
Wolf: I’ve always wanted to try haggis. If you had to pick a weapon, what would it be and why?
Gail: Probably a flamethrower, because you don’t need good aim.
Wolf: Scary. (Says the wolf who likes to make bonfires in pumpkins.) What is the nicest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?
Gail: I think that doing crossovers with all of my Gail Z. Martin/Morgan Brice urban fantasy series is a nice thing for the characters, because it creates a community of hunters and defenders against dark magic, and opens up all kinds of new plot and character opportunities.
Wolf: I like the way you think. What’s the meanest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?
Gail: Probably killing them, or letting them get captured, or having them fight really nasty psycho sorcerers. You know. The usual.
Wolf: So true. While walking in the woods you come across…
Gail: With my luck, a dead body. Or human bones. In a summoning circle. With a puckish demon and a surly werewolf.
Wolf: Hopefully you remembered to bring some protection items. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Gail: I’ve always wanted to be able to twitch my nose like Samantha Stevens on the old TV show Bewitched and have all of the house chores done!
Wolf: Have you tried moving your nose with your finger? It worked for Tabitha. There is a door at the end of a dark, damp corridor. You hear rumbling. What do you do?
Gail: Lay down a salt line and call the Winchester brothers!
Wolf: Good idea. What five items would you want to have in a post-cataclysmic world?
Gail: Well, we’ve been warned by both The Walking Dead and Supernatural to hoard toilet paper, so there’s that. Matches, candles, a portable water filter, and Advil. Practical necessities!
Wolf: I like the Advil idea. What is your favorite body of water and why? (river, ocean, waterfall, puddle, bottle…)
Gail: Any ocean with a beach. I love to sit and look at the waves. I am very happy with a view of the ocean, with a good book and a frothy beach drink!
Wolf: I love oceans too, especially jumping in the waves or playing in the sand. What story are you working on now?
Gail: I’m finishing edits on Treasure Trail, the first in a new Morgan Brice urban fantasy MM paranormal romance series set in Cape May, NJ. Then I start into edits on Flame and Ash, the next Witchbane book, also under my Morgan Brice name. Then I’m back to being Gail, working on Sellsword’s Oath, the second book in the Assassins of Landria series and Inheritance, the next Deadly Curiosities book.
Wolf: You really keep busy. What do you do when you’re not writing?
Gail: I like to read books that I don’t need to edit! Reading is a big escape for me. I also follow a few shows on Netflix like Lucifer and of course, Supernatural. I’m doing the Supernatural rewatch over the summer, which is watching all 14 seasons before the new season starts in October. I like to play with our dogs. Larry and I enjoy sightseeing, visiting extended family, and taking time off to go to the beach!
Wolf: I wish I had time to do all those fun things. Thanks for visiting and check out Gail’s sites:
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