Linda Jo Martin

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in Oakland, California, The United States
July 13

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Scott O'Dell, John Steinbeck, Ray Bradbury

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

I'm constantly reading and keep an ongoing narrative about books I'm reading at my blog: http://lindajomartin.com

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:
http://rivergirlclaire.com

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

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Book Lady’s November 2020 Reading Report & Diary

I’m trying to do too much all at one time. Currently I’m getting ready to exit the hotel where the Red Cross hosted me ever since the Slater Fire burned my home to the ground. My November Word of the Month Belief My NovemberF Haiku of the Month Faithful believing Knowing good times are coming […]
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy by Anne Boyd Rioux
"While I have read Little Women (as an adult) and enjoyed it, I never read it as a child. I don't have a lot of nostalgia for it, but I did end up really enjoying this look at its history and influence.

The book is very accessible and well researched. " Read more of this review »
Linda Martin voted on a poll in the group Polls for Our Souls
Please recommend me a good audiobook to listen to!! (preferably a standalone)
(I need suggestions, write in, please!)

She voted for: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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Tall Timber Tall Tales by Jack Layton
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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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This is one of the best books I've ever read. I always thought it was a children's classic, but I would not give it to a child to read. There are too many mature themes. However it is a great family saga and coming of age story. I honestly wish I fel ...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 story...to 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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