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Martha Freeman was born in Southern California in 1956. It is not actually true that pterodactyls ruled the skies then, but her three children believe this.

Martha graduated from Glenoaks Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Junior High, and Glendale High School. Until Martha came along, Glendale High's most famous graduate was a fellow named Marion Michael Morrison. He later went into the film game and changed his name to John Wayne, which you might very well do, too, if you were a boy named Marion in unenlightened times. In 1978, Martha graduated from Stanford University with a degree in history. She remains Stanford's most illustrious graduate if not its most wealthy.
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Martha Freeman My advice for aspiring writers is to finish your projects. In other words, don't start a new one until you have finished what you already started.…moreMy advice for aspiring writers is to finish your projects. In other words, don't start a new one until you have finished what you already started. Lots of people have half-finished books, stories, poems, essays, birthday cards, etc., lying around. Beginnings are easier than endings, and endings are easier than the muddled middle. (less)
Martha Freeman I am working on a still untitled book ("The Further Adventures of Strudel"... maybe... what do you think?) about a dachshund who is threatened by an…moreI am working on a still untitled book ("The Further Adventures of Strudel"... maybe... what do you think?) about a dachshund who is threatened by an evil gang of stray cats even as his new owner is threatened by the neighborhood bullies. It takes place in Philadelphia and is narrated by the dachshund, whose name is Strudel. (less)
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