Martine Marchand's mother began reading to her while Martine was still in diapers, instilling in her a deep and abiding love of books. After graduating high school she joined the Air Force and was subsequently stationed in San Antonio, Texas. After her four-year enlistment was up, she stayed there for another eight, then moved to Milan, Italy and, later, to Mission Viejo, California. She eventually returned to her hometown where she met her husband and soul mate.
Martine reads everything from science fiction and fantasy to westerns and, although she particularly loves romance, many of the stories tend to leave her unsatisfied. The heroines too often play the passive victim, and the heroes, usually due to some simple misunderstanding, treat the heroines with an utter lack of respect or, even worse, downright contempt. And although we are "told" that the protagonists love one another - to Martine at least - their love rarely "feels" genuine or credible.
After the death of her husband, writing became her way of recovering from the crushing grief. She published "The Heart Has Reasons" to rave reviews, and is now hard at work on her second novel.
Martine has no children, unless you count her two highly spoiled pit bulls. When not writing, she's lifting weights, doing yoga, gardening, playing video games, or reading. She loves to hear from both readers and other writers, and can be found on Facebook.
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This member has not published any books.