Music sets the scene for a writer, and for me, it’s an important part of writing. My ‘Chronicles of the Necromancer’ series deals with dark themes and with necromancers, vampires and magic. Midnight Syndicate is on my iPod and their songs are great scene-setting music. I also hear from readers that Midnight Syndicate makes a good soundtrack while they’re reading.” – Gail Z. Martin

Gail Z. Martin, author of the dark fiction series Chronicles of Necromancer, has launched her 2011 Days of the Dead Blog Tour. The tour features interviews, book excerpts, short story excerpts and contests. You can win a copy of her book The Sworn, along with a Midnight Syndicate CD. Simply send an email to with your name and snail mail address between now and November 1, 2011 at 9:00pm Eastern. Six winners will be chosen randomly on November 2nd.