I always send new writers to 'Writer's Digest Books' line-up of how-to books. I read them all when I was starting out, and they were very helpful.
— Gail Z. Martin
I grew up around old stuff that was not necessarily valuable, but certainly unusual.
Getting to share the stories in my head with other people and have them enjoy those stories, and having them come to see my characters as real. That's so cool.
My father loved antique shops and shows, and quite a bit of my childhood involved outings to dim, dusty places packed with cast-off treasures.
One of the best parts of being a writer means that researching all kinds of cool stuff actually counts as work!
The 370-year-old antique shop Trifles and Folly is the heart of 'Deadly Curiosities,' my new urban fantasy novel from Solaris Books.