Martha Sargent


Martha Sargent retired after an enjoyable career as a professor of accounting and entrepreneurship and is now pursuing her passions for writing, travel and the great outdoors. She and her husband, Dennis, co-authored Retire and Start Your Own Business, published by Nolo. They operate a contractor training business and split their time between Central Oregon and Arizona.

Smokin' Joe is Martha's first novel. The Body at Cutwater Creek is due out in fall, 2012.

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The Body at Cutwater Creek
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,210. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ed Riordan's got a bullet hole in his chest. Police Chief John Norton finds no weapon or witnesses and worries he’s facing a dead end—until detective Zack Dalton arrives, connecting the murder to an unsolved kidnapping. In his investigation, Zack meets Annie O’Connor, who's everything his wealthy wife is not. The case soon forces Zack to choose between doing his duty and protecting newfound love.
Smokin' Joe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,240. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
JT Williams has one passion—playing guitar—and figures he's pretty damn good. Then, Smokin' Joe arrives. Master guitarist and long-ago friend of JT’s parents, Smokin' Joe introduces JT to the blues with riffs unlike any he's heard. JT strives to learn all he can about the music, and about the mother he never knew, as he struggles with his first romance, secrets and revelations, arson and bigotry.

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