C.K. Kelly Martin

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Long before I was an author I was a fan of books about Winnie the Pooh, Babar, Madeline, Anne Shirley and anything by Judy Blume. Throughout high school my favourite class was English. No surprise, then, that most of my time spent at York University in Toronto was as an English major—not the traditional way to graduate with a B.A. (Hons) in film studies but a fine way to get a general arts education.

After getting my film studies degree I headed for Dublin, Ireland and spent the majority of the nineties there in forgettable jobs meeting unforgettable people and enjoying the buzz. I always believed I'd get around to writing in earnest eventually, and I began writing my first novel in a flat in Dublin and finished it in a Toronto suburb. By th
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While waiting to see a doctor at the U of Ottawa walk-in clinic early yesterday afternoon an older woman with a Caribbean accent touched my shoulder, leaned over me and said, "It's an excellent thing you're doing." Having no idea what she meant I nevertheless smiled back (she was grinning and full of good vibes), then asked, "What am I doing?" She pointed to my paperback and said that everybo... Read more of this blog post »
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message 5: by C.K.

C.K. Martin Thanks, Genie! Nice to meet you :)


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C.K. Martin Thanks, Genie. Nice to meet you :)


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you for accepting my friend request :)
I am very much looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


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C.K. Martin Thank you so much, Amber! You have made my day.


message 1: by Amber

Amber I'm honoured to get to be your friend on Goodreads! I really loved The Lighter Side of Life and Death, you're an amazing author with a true gift, who stands out in the often monotonous teen fiction section. :) I look forward to reading more of your books when I get the time!


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