Jayne Martin

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

Jayne Martin’s Latest Books

More About The Daddy Chronicles

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“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”
—George Addair

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” —Barbara Corcoran
“It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort.” – Jillian Michaels

“Goals may give focus, but dreams give power.”
–John Maxwell

“Success is what comes after you stop making excuses.” – Luis Galarza
“When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.” – Jim Rohn
“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” —Toni Morrison

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.”
—Alice Walker

Jayne Martin’s Other Writing

Journal Publications


As the Story Goes” in Ellipsis Zine

1967” in FlashFlood (National Flash Fiction Day 2021)

“Pecking Order” at [100 word story]

At the Stroke of Midnight” at The South Shore Review

Plus check out Jayne’s blog!

Review at Redheaded Book Lover

I'm grateful to Aimee Ann for the high praise she gives to The Daddy Chronicles over at Redheaded Book Lover. She begins her review: The Daddy Chronicles is an important, touching, and memorable book that explores being fatherless in a personal and moving way. The...

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Let Freedom Ring

Let church bells ring out across the land of the free as Again. Again. Again. We lower our bullet-torn children into the blood-soaked ground of a nation held hostage by the gods of Glock, and Smith and Wesson. By a government on its knees before the crotch of the NRA....

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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...

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