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Jonnie Martin

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A native-born Texan, Jonnie Martin was a journalist in her earliest career. She obtained a BBA in Accounting and went on to an executive business career that lured her to other states. More recently, Martin completed a BA in Literature and Creative Writing and an MFA in Fiction and turned her interest to novels. In the long journey back to writing, Martin re-discovered her roots and was inspired to write her first novel, WRANGLE, based on fond memories of her uncle's quarter horse ranch in Hempstead, Texas in the 60s and 70s. She moved back to Texas and writes a weekly blog about the West in general and Texas in particular (www.jonniemartin.com). Her novel WRANGLE has been named a 2015 finalist for the Will Rogers Medallion Award in Western ...more

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Jonnie Martin I am not sure that I ever face true writer's block. I was originally trained as a journalist and I am always able to sit down to the keyboard and…moreI am not sure that I ever face true writer's block. I was originally trained as a journalist and I am always able to sit down to the keyboard and write. If I am writing for the newspaper or for my blog or a guest piece on someone else's website, the words flow. If I am working on a novel (original text or revision) then I must be fully immersed into the story and the characters in order to write well.(less)
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Like any good Texan, I responded with a big YAHOO when I learned this week that my novel WRANGLE has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Will Rogers Medallion Award for a Western Romance. The winners of these prestigious awards in western fiction and nonfiction will be announced in Ft. Worth in October. When I submitted WRANGLE to the contest I took a little time to research Will Rogers, who... Read more of this blog post »
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Jonnie Martin added a status update: As we say in Texas, YAHOO! Today I learned that my novel WRANGLE is a finalist for the Will Rogers Medallion Award in Western Romance.
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