E.D. Martin


E.D. Martin is a writer with a knack for finding new jobs in new places. Born and raised in Illinois, her 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. She draws on her experiences to tell the stories of those around her, with a generous heaping of “what if” thrown in.

She currently lives in Illinois where she job hops while working on her novels.

Where to find E.D. Martin online


Heartsbane Saga
Welcome to a world of sassy heroines, adventures spanning the medieval world, and a touch of romance.


Sleeping Shaman: A Fairy Tale Retold
Series: Heartsbane Saga, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,040. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fairy tales
The unrelenting desert holds many secrets. Will death be one of them?
Not My Thing: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
All dreams have a cost. What matters is, who will pay that cost.
Captive and the Cursed: A Fairy Tale Retold
Series: Heartsbane Saga, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,370. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
When Nyah’s sister is kidnapped by barbarians, Nyah offers herself in her place. But she soon learns the barbarians aren’t what she expected, especially their cursed leader.
Us, Together: A Short Story Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,200. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
No one ever said being a teenager is easy. These six stories are proof.
The Maiden in the Tower: A Fairy Tale Retold
Series: Heartsbane Saga, Short story .5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Life in a tower is about to get more interesting, in this retelling of Rapunzel...with Vikings!
Tim and Sara: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Just because Tim's crazy, doesn't mean it's all in his head. Sara, on the other hand...
Going in Circles Vol. 1: 10 Very Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ten short stories about six people who are connected in ways they don't even realize, followed by a sneak peek at the author's upcoming novel, Waylaid on the Road to Nowhere, about five friends who work together to bring down a local drug lord.
A Place to Die: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A touching story that shows how we die can be just as important as how we live.