Linda Jo Martin

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in Oakland, California, The United States
July 13




Scott O'Dell, John Steinbeck, Ray Bradbury

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October 2008


Hi, I'm a writer and blogger. I participate in the BookTube community of YouTube. My channel name is "Book Lady."

I'm constantly reading and keep an ongoing narrative about books I'm reading at my blog:

I'm a Jesus follower... born again Christian.

My other interests include writing, family rights, art, travel and archeology.

My novel, River Girl, has its own website:

I have several other novels in the editing phase and am currently working on a book length memoir.

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Linda Jo Martin What we call writer's block is a simple resistance to writing. The solution is to just get started. Getting started is sometimes the hardest part, but…moreWhat we call writer's block is a simple resistance to writing. The solution is to just get started. Getting started is sometimes the hardest part, but it leads to progress and that's all we can expect for one day.(less)
Linda Jo Martin I'm currently revising four YA adventure novels - my Antediluvian Adventures series.
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River Girl

4.30 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Book Lady’s September 2020 Reading Report

I am flying through books this year! I’m excited to say that at the beginning of September, I have only twelve more books to read for the 2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge – and this is the closest I’ve come to succeeding at the challenge in the five years I’ve been doing it. Of those 12 […]
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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  Smith
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The Mount of Olives by Michael V. Ivanov
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Blindness by José Saramago
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What a terrible novel... can't say anything bad about Mr. Saramago's writing style, but his choice of things to write about... now, that's what I found beyond unpleasant. The novel tells about an epidemic of blindness, how civilization attempts to co ...more
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Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado
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This is a comforting book when life is crazy. It helps to put things into perspective and remember how Christ is working in your life.

There are plenty of reasons to be anxious in today's world. We're experiencing an epidemic, it is a presidential el
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Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
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Come along and meet Hattie, a brave and inspiring 16-year-old girl who inherits a homesteading claim in Montana. She's given about ten months to finish proving a right to the claim. She has to plant 40 acres (she chooses flax and wheat) and needs to ...more
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Idaho State Parks by Rick Just
Idaho State Parks
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I love state parks. Any state. But Idaho is special to me because it was my adopted home state for six years. I've been to all the state parks that got their own chapters in this book: Cataldo Mission, Heyburn, and Farragut - because I was living in ...more
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“I believe the greatest pleasure in writing is in the progressive artistry of it. Each project is an attempt to do better than before - to produce a worthy work of art - something having meaning not only for the writer but also for those who may share the experience of it later. I treasure the hope of producing something that will make a difference in the world - some kind of positive change.”
Linda Jo Martin

“Life isn't about learning how to weather the storm. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.”
Vivian Greene

“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

“It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”
Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes

“When you write, you are telling a yourself. When you revise, you are telling a story to yourself...over and over again.”
Kai Strand

“Unlock a child's imagination through the power of words.”
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Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Linda.

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