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A. Lee Martinez

A. Lee Martinez is an American fantasy and science fiction author. He has been a member of the DFW Writers Workshop since 1995. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas.


A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas on January 12, 1973. In 1991, he graduated from Gadsden High School in New Mexico. He has published three fantasy novels, two additional novels will be published in 2008. His novels 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 has slated yet another novel Too Many Curses to be released September, 2008.

Martinez released a three part short story after the release of Gil’s All Fright Diner entitled 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.

Published works

Stand-alone Fantasy and Science Fiction novels

  • Gil's All Fright Diner (2005, ISBN 0-765-31471-1)
  • In the Company of Ogres (2006, ISBN 0-765-35457-8)
  • A Nameless Witch (2007, ISBN 0-765-31548-3)
  • The Automatic Detective (2008, ISBN 0-765-31834-2)

Short Stories

  • Cranky Dead Part 1 (September 05, 2006, A. Lee Martinez Official Website)
  • Cranky Dead Part 2 (October 05, 2006, A. Lee Martinez Official Website)
  • Cranky Dead Part 3 (March 03, 2007, A. Lee Martinez Official Website)


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