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Sheila Martin

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Winner of the 2016 McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize for "The Coney Island Book of the Dead."

Sheila Martin was born in 1946 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Even before her first finger painting she knew she wanted to be a painter.

In 1971 she graduated from New York University, where she earned a B.A. in fine art.
From 1971 to 1979 she worked as a graphic designer in New York City.

In 1979 she moved to Ithaca, New York with her husband Jim Blythe. Here she started a successful graphic design business which specialized in not-for-profit organizations and painted in her spare time.

In 1992, Sheila and Jim moved to Memphis, TN, where Jim landed a job as a medieval history professor. Here she phased out her graphic design business
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Sheila Martin Yes. If my name sounds familiar, it's because we're both in Friends of Lincoln High School, Brooklyn, ny Facebook group.
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Here’s a PDF of The Writer’s Guide magazine from The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. It contains an interview with me about my First Novel Prize for The Coney Island Book of the Dead. I feel so honored.



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“The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development. But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.”
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