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Martha Kennedy

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Martha Kennedy was born in Denver, Colorado and earned her undergraduate degree in American Literature from University of Colorado, Boulder and her graduate degree in American Literature from the University of Denver. She has taught college and university writing at all levels, business communication, literature and English as a Second Language.

For many years she lived in the San Diego area, most recently in Descanso, a small town in the Cuyamaca Mountains. She has returned to Colorado to live in Monte Vista in the San Luis Valley which she calls Heaven (because it is).

Martha Kennedy has published three works of historical fiction. Martin of Gfenn, Savior and The Brothers Path. All three are BRAGMedallion honorees. Her first novel, Martin
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The Brothers Path

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Martin of Gfenn

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CHAUCER BOOK AWARDS 2017 Short Listers for Historical Fiction pre-1750s


This is the Official Semi-Finalists List of the Authors and Titles of Works that have been SHORT-LISTED for the Chaucer 2017 Book Awards. These titles will now compete for the First In Category positions.


The Chaucer Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY sub-genres  are:  Pre-Historical Fiction, Ancient Historical Fiction, World/Internat...

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“Hold your powers together for something good and let everything go that is for you without result and is not suited to you.”
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“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
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