Jayne Martin

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

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...
What Is Flash Fiction

What Is Flash Fiction

I have an author’s note on the writing of my flash fiction book, Tender Cuts, over at Mom Egg Review. What is flash fiction? I define in it the post. In my brief essay I write: I describe “Tender Cuts” as tiny tales for the time challenged. Most of us...
What Is Flash Fiction?

What Is Flash Fiction?

Whether you already love flash fiction or are new to the genre, the stories in “Tender Cuts” exemplify all these important elements. This holiday season gift yourself or a friend with a copy. Buy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or support indie booksellers with a...
Tender Cuts Is Here!

Tender Cuts Is Here!

It’s Just Like Christmas! That’s how I felt as I ripped open the box containing copies of “Tender Cuts.”  “You knew what was in the box, Jayne, so it wasn’t really like Christmas,” you may say. “But ah,” I respond. “I was an incorrigible snooper as a child.” The only...

When Good Things Create Bad Dreams …

In my dream, I haven’t graduated from high school. I need just one more class, but somehow I can never find the classroom or I arrive days after the class has started. I haven’t got the right book and there are no desks left so I give up and go home vowing to try...