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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My Everest: Thirty Years of...

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Martin of Gfenn

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Savior

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The Price

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Il Treno

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Martin of Gfenn by Martha Kennedy
"I really enjoy novels set in the Medieval period, so I was thrilled when Martha Kennedy's Martin of Gfenn arrived in my mailbox, and I was not disappointed.

Kennedy is an indie author, and she warned me to expect typos, and although I noted their p..." Read more of this review »
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"The Epicureans...believed that teaching is by personal contact; knowledge and wisdom pass from teacher to student, one by one." 

I wasn't a great student. I was a better than great scholar, but student? No. I was lucky in graduate school, however, to
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I wasn't a great student. I was a better than great scholar, but student? No. I was lucky in graduate school, however, to
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Hold your powers together for something good and let everything go that is for you without result and is not suited to you.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Conversations Of Goethe

Arthur Conan Doyle
“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.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes

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