Jayne Martin

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron

When Stars Align…

When Stars Align…

So I dreamed that I went to AWP Philly for the launch of my new memoir, “The Daddy Chronicles-Memoir of a Fatherless Daughter,” and while I was there I met up with uber amazing writers Jeannine Ouellette (The Part that Burns), Athena Dixon (The Incredible Shrinking...
A New Review of Tender Cuts

A New Review of Tender Cuts

It’s nice to still be getting reviews like this on the two-year anniversary of Tender Cuts. I’m grateful to the writer Ann S. Epstein for her thoughtful consideration. She writes: An Astonishing Range of Subjects and Emotions. The collected vignettes...
Flash Fiction Mind

Flash Fiction Mind

I have a flash fiction mind – The link between writing flash and writing movies. Roz Morris and I had a lively conversation about flash fiction, screenplays, and all things writing. We talked about the link between writing movies and flash fiction: My flash...
The Power of No

The Power of No

We’ve all done it. Said “Yes” to something we did not want. Women probably more so than men. From childhood, we are programmed to please, whereas little boys are programmed to stand up for themselves. This was certainly true for my generation and, while I know that...
The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice

I woke up in a fog this morning. Not the usual where my brain needs a leaf blower to clear out the residue from the night before, but an actual pea-soup fog such that the world below my little hilltop bungalow had completely vanished from sight. Many years ago, the...