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The Wind Thief , Martha’s literary novel (Alondra Press, 2009), was awarded a 5-Star rating by the Midwest Book Review.

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"AJAY, a young thief from India, is on his way to a better life when he’s forced to flee Algiers and subsequently gets lost in the Saharan Desert. He’s saved by a strange young woman who believes she can talk to the winds, a gift that will save mankind from an imminent apocalypse only she can stop. Ajay has no choice but to follow her out of the barren wasteland. Yet when he gets the chance to escape her, he realizes he no longer can. He follows, and continues to follow, even when the risks grow grave. A tale of obsession and redemption, The Wind Thief is the story of two souls swept from land to land, one...more




That's the name of the 1-hour presentation I'll be giving from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 11, at Harry's Hafbrau, 390 Saratoga Ave. in Santa Clara.

I'll be addressing members of the South Bay chapter of the California Writers Club, a great group of people who welcome non-members, so if you're in the area, please feel free to come. The fee includes dinner and networking that begin around 6:... Read more of this blog post »
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The Wind Thief (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A tale of obsession and redemption, The Wind Thief is the story of two souls who are swept from land to land, one in search of a home, the other in search of a war and both ever a step behind the peace they seek. Ajay, a young thief from India, is on his way to a better life when he is forced to flee Algiers and subsequently gets lost in the Sahara Desert. He is saved by a strange young woman who believes she can talk to the winds, a gift that will save mankind from an imminent apocalypse only she can stop. Ajay has no choice but to follow her out of the barren wasteland, intending to abandon her once they reach Morocco. Yet when he gets the chance to escape her, he realizes he no longer can. He follows, and continues to follow, even when serious dangers loom.

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People aren’t simply vehicles for stories, they are the stories—that’s true of novels, memoirs, screenplays, or even nonfiction. Through discussion & writing exercises, Martha Engber shows what makes a character irresistible and unbelievable. Engber is an editor, and au...more

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Martha Hey Jane.

Sorry for responding a month late. I must have accidentally changed the settings on my account and so haven't been receiving updates.


Martha Hey Nanette.

Nice to hear from you. My daughter just got home from college so we're all settling in for the holidays here at home.

What are your plans?


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