Jayne Martin

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

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Let Freedom Ring

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....

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...

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 fiction...

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

Our physical, mental, and maybe most important, spiritual interconnections with the rest of our human inhabitants forms the fabric of life on which we all depend. Lately, the world has seemed to be one big crap-fest…

Concentration in Times of Stress

Concentration in Times of Stress

I have the attention span of a gnat these days. Although, knowing nothing about gnats other than their persistence at annoyance, maybe that’s not a good example. I would look for other examples, but I can’t concentrate long enough.  I was thrilled to finally have time...

Wine, Women, and Words Podcast

Wine, Women, and Words Podcast

The Wine, Women and Words podcast is live now. It was a total blast and the fun we had doing it really comes through. As they put it on their website: Settle in for a mini writer's workshop on flash fiction with author Jayne Martin as we discuss her newest book...

A Lobster Walks Into a Laundromat

”None of the women could recall when the lobster first appeared, his large claws clacking against the floor as he folded his laundry along with the rest of them.”