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James Conroyd Martin

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James Conroyd Martin is the author of Push Not the River, a novel based on the diary of Anna Berezowska, a Polish countess who lived through the rise and fall of the Third of May Constitution. After working on the project for some years without raising interest within the publishing community, Martin self-published in 2001. Just one year later, St. Martin’s Press purchased the book and released a hard cover edition in September 2003. Polish and German rights sold almost immediately.

The Polish edition, Nie ponaglaj rzeki, was released in May of 2005, became a bestseller and sold out in a matter of months. Anna's story had come full circle: Polish to English to Polish! Pod purpurowym niebem, the translation of Against a Crimson Sky,also beca
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Ancestry.com says I have a bit of central European blood that inches over into Poland. Quite a bit of Irish, English, and Nordic make up most…more
Hi, Tom,
Ancestry.com says I have a bit of central European blood that inches over into Poland. Quite a bit of Irish, English, and Nordic make up most of the rest. I started researching in libraries long before the internet happened. Also, I had the inspiration and primary source of a diary that had been handed down in the family of a friend, who translated it from the Polish. Thanks for writing, Tom!
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James Conroyd Martin Hi, Maria, Sorry to be tardy is answering this. The trilogy would make a great mini-series. I do hope to get it in front of some entertainment people.…moreHi, Maria, Sorry to be tardy is answering this. The trilogy would make a great mini-series. I do hope to get it in front of some entertainment people. The Boy Who Wanted Wings would make a fine film, too. Best to you!
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Bookbub is offering my entire boxed set trilogy (7.99) for just $1.99. It happens Sunday March 5th, but the price is already in place at Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, Kobo, and i-books. It won't happen again, methinks.

In related news, The Boy Who Wanted Wings has been temporarily reduced from $5.99 to $2.99.

Both sales end March 12th.

A big thank you to my loyal readers!

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Candace James,
Thanks for the friend invite.
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 ♥♥Mari♥♥ Hi, James! Thanks for the friend request! Your books look very interesting!! <3 : )


Majenta Hello, James! Thank you for contacting me. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!
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James Martin Beth wrote: "Hi James,
Thanks for befriending this fellow writer on Goodreads!
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You're welcome, Beth. Still rather unsure how to navigate around here. Hope to spend some time here when the school year is over. Best, Jim


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