A. Lee Martinez
|A. Lee Martinez|
A. Lee Martinez in 2006, accepting an Alex Award for his first published novel, Gil's All Fright Diner
January 12, 1973 |
El Paso, Texas, United States
|Genre||Fantasy, Science Fiction|
A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas on January 12, 1973. In 1991, he graduated from Gadsden High School in Anthony, New Mexico, northwest of El Paso, just across the state line. He has written seven published fantasy novels. His books have been translated into five languages.
Martinez’s first published novel, Gil's All Fright Diner (2005), was awarded a 2006 Alex Award, an award given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. Gil's also had a featured review in Publishers Weekly. His fourth novel, The Automatic Detective, also received a featured review in Publishers Weekly.
A. Lee Martinez's other fantasy novels are In the Company of Ogres (2006) and A Nameless Witch (2007). Both are stand-alone books.
Martinez released a three-part short story after the release of Gil’s All Fright Diner titled "Cranky Dead". The short story is based in the town of Rockwood where Gil’s All Fright Diner took place. Registration to the A. Lee Martinez forum is required to access the short story.
- Gil's All Fright Diner (2005, ISBN 0-7653-1471-1)
- In the Company of Ogres (2006, ISBN 0-7653-5457-8)
- A Nameless Witch (2007, ISBN 0-7653-1548-3)
- The Automatic Detective (2008, ISBN 0-7653-1834-2)
- Too Many Curses (2008, ISBN 0-7653-1835-0)
- Monster (2009, ISBN 978-0-316-04126-3)
- Divine Misfortune (2010, ISBN 978-0-316-04127-0)
- Chasing The Moon (May 2011, ISBN 978-0-316-09355-2)
- Emperor Mollusk Versus The Sinister Brain (Mar 2012, ISBN 978-0-316-09352-1)
- Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest (Jul 2013, ISBN 978-0-316-22643-1)
- "Black Magic and Silver Bullets" (1997, A. Lee Martinez' official website)
- "Nigh Omnipotent" (1998, A. Lee Martinez' official website)
- "Cranky Dead, Part 1" (September 5, 2006, A. Lee Martinez' official website)
- "Cranky Dead, Part 2" (October 5, 2006, A. Lee Martinez' official website)
- "Cranky Dead, Part 3" (March 3, 2007, A. Lee Martinez' official website)
- "The Hard Holiday" (2007)
- "The Innsmouth Nook" (2010, can be found in Death's Excellent Vacation)
- "Alex Award". Archived from the original on 5 February 2008. Retrieved February 4, 2008.
- "The Cranky Dead Short Stories". Archived from the original on December 11, 2007. Retrieved February 6, 2008.
- "A Lee Martinez - Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest cover art and synopsis reveal!". Upcoming4.me. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
- Williams, J.R. (July 24, 2010). "Officials unanimously vote to keep book on shelves; Novel 'Gil's All Fright Diner' reviewed after parent questioned its content". The Northern Virginia Daily.
- August 5, 2006 interview with A. Lee Martinez by Dark, But Shining
- November 15, 2006 interview with A. Lee Martinez by Matt Staggs of Skullring.org
- Podcast of October 10, 2007 interview with A. Lee Martinez by The Dead Robots' Society
- January 12, 2008 interview with A. Lee Martinez by Bibliophile Stalker
- A. Lee Martinez's official website
- DFW Writers' Workshop website
- A. Lee Martinez at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database