E.D. Martin

Biography

I’m a writer with a knack for finding new jobs in new places. Born and raised in Illinois, my past incarnations have included bookstore barista in Indiana, college student in southern France, statistician in North Carolina, economic development analyst in North Dakota, and high school teacher in Iowa. I draw on my experiences to tell the stories of those around me, with a generous heaping of “what if” thrown in.

Growing up, I preferred books to people, and fortunately the library down the road indulged my introversion/misanthropy. I’d read any genre, as long as the story had relatable characters and left me thinking about what I’d read days, even years later. This has stuck with me, and it’s something I aim for in my own works: Love my characters or hate them, just as long as my stories leave you feeling something or seeing the world in a new perspective.

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Books

Yours to Keep or Throw Aside
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,390. Language: American English. Published: June 10, 2016 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
After her husband’s infidelities are revealed, Kasey Sanford just wants to rediscover who she is. After an abusive childhood and years as a career soldier, Andrew Adams just wants someone to tell him that he’s doing the right thing with his life. When their paths cross, Kasey and Andrew embark on a tumultuous journey that demonstrates just what they’re willing to do to save the ones they love.
The Futility of Loving a Soldier
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,520. Language: American English. Published: September 17, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The stories in this collection explore the physical and psychological effects of combat, both on those who serve and those back home. Told from the points of view of spouses and children as well as the soldiers themselves, the stories tackle eleven different scenarios spanning five American wars -- guilt and acceptance, despair and hope, selfishness and sacrifice, and above all, love.