Mary E. Martin

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I’m a born and bred Torontonian! Almost every culture and language is here. The city affects my writing both as a setting and ways of looking at a world with such immense variety.
Toronto is the setting for my first novel, Conduct in Question, in The Osgoode Trilogy, inspired by my many years of law practice here. Harry Jenkins, the protagonist of the trilogy, seeks love, compassion, forgiveness and a sense of meaning in life, as he outsmarts a serial killer and exposes massive frauds. Fortunately, my practice was far more sedate and my activities were the raising of three children.
After The Osgoode Trilogy, I needed a new hero. Alexander Wainwright, Britain’s finest landscape painter, was born. Do you like to ask yourself the “Big” Ques
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Mary E. Martin If the muse has fled, there's only one thing to do. For me, it's to stop trying so hard to coax him/her/it back. Relax and do something else because…moreIf the muse has fled, there's only one thing to do. For me, it's to stop trying so hard to coax him/her/it back. Relax and do something else because whatever words or ideas you force are usually poor and uninspired. Let the muse return with soft words. (less)
Mary E. Martin The best part of being a writer is the opportunity to think and puzzle over life. I like to give my characters in both trilogies the BIG questions to…moreThe best part of being a writer is the opportunity to think and puzzle over life. I like to give my characters in both trilogies the BIG questions to ponder. For example, in The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance, Alexander Wainwright, Britain's finest landscape artist and protagonist of the trilogy believes that the universe is filled with mysterious and secret forces. Rinaldo, a conceptual artist, considers this world and our existence in it, just the result of a meaningless dance of molecules.
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Both of them would be most grateful if you were to like their pages. They have a contest as to who can gather more "likes".(less)
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Conduct in Question: The Fi...

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Final Paradox (Osgoode Tril...

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A Trial of One (Osgoode Tri...

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The Two Trilogy Tour

Invitation for Tour Starting Tuesday, August 25th.

Want to go on The Two Trilogy Tour? We are celebrating the completion of two trilogies: The Osgoode Trilogy and The Trilogy of Remembrance by Mary E. Martin.
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It’s my blog tour which means a number of book blog hosts are featuring some aspect of my six novels starting tomorrow. All the details are right here. http://maryemartintrilogie... Read more of this blog post »
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The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilgoy of Remembrance. (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Meet Alexander Wainwright, Britain's finest landscape painter and protagonist of The Trilogy of Remembrance. Throughout London, Venice and New York City, he is on a desperate search for his muse.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
“I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning,” said Alice a little timidly; “but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
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“The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings”
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“What follows is the sum and substance of a remarkable year in a great artist’s life—
Alexander Wainwright. He was at the pinnacle of his career when his art took a strange turn and I began to fear he had become possessed by some devil. But I was only beginning to understand the power of his passionate and hungry spirit, which nearly devoured him in his search for his new art—and his new life.

James Helmsworth, [art dealer for Alexander Wainwright] in The Drawing Lesson.

Enter for the giveaway of ten autographed copies of The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance starting on July 31st until August 31st, 2014.”
Mary E. Martin, The Drawing Lesson

“What follows is the sum and substance of a remarkable year in a great artist’s life—
Alexander Wainwright. He was at the pinnacle of his career when his art took a strange turn and I began to fear he had become possessed by some devil. But I was only beginning to understand the power of his passionate and hungry spirit, which nearly devoured him in his search for his new art—and his new life.

James Helmsworth, [art dealer for Alexander Wainwright] in The Drawing Lesson.

Enter for the giveaway of ten autographed copies of The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance starting on July 31st until August 31st, 2014.”
Mary E. Martin, The Drawing Lesson

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
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