C.L Martin


I cvurrently reside in Elkton, Maryland with my lovely wife linda. I have 6 awesome children, and soon to be 9 grandchildren. I am a member of the American Legion Riders, the Patriot Guards and I love to draw, paint and ride my Harley. I have an overly active imagintion which lead to my passion for writing.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a very smaill town called Perryville, Maryland, and spend most of my weekends helping my father on his grandmothers farm, and of course back then there there was not much to do. When your chores were done and you could watch television you only had two or three stations and most of the time to get a clear station meant dad was on the roof moving the antenna and yelling down "Anything yet?" So you got used to using your imagination and I had a whopper.
When did you first start writing?
After I was released from the army. I had two children and was working two jobs while going to the Prince Georges Community College studing Art and Art History.Then was told I needed and an English class. So I took writing 101, but it turned out it was more or less a Jouralist class because they did not offer creative writing. I was struggling with Alegbra already since I had never taken it in High School and between that, family life and two jobs, I did not have time to go out looking for stories. So I made them up. It worked for a short time until I got caught. So the instructor made me a deal, write two totally different stories and he will let the class grade them, a C or better and I could continue like I was doing. I wrote A Soldiers Thoughts about what went through a soldiers mind in Vietnam, and A Talking Gilliwok about an imaginary creature that helps a small boy adapt in a new town and school. I got and A on both. After that It was Like I could not stop. Then Life hit me like a drunken boxer and when I couldn't get any of my short stories published, ( I always threw them away after one or two rejections) I stopped trying to get published, I would write and toss them away when finished. Then I got remarried and my current wife saw one and encouraged me to write more .
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A New Beginning
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A young girl travels though time and discovers that even a young girl can create her own special Easter Story
Ten Little Rabbits
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A fun childrens rhyming picture storybook about rabbits that helps teach young children how to count to ten
David and Miya's A to Zoo Room
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
A children's ABC book about a little boy named David and his little sister Miya, together they use the objects in their playroom to create a zoo with animals ranging from everything beginning with A and ending with Z, and it does not hurt to find out that they are charging their new friends a quarter to play with the zoo animals.
Evil Watching
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 108,620. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
The small Maryland town of Elkton has an evil that has been sleeping for decades. An evil that awakens only long enough to look though the eyes of his many followers. To search for the key to his final awakening, so he can begin the final black mass that will create a portal between his world and ours, and bring about the forever darkness, and with the return of Joe Santos that day has come.

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