Martin is an alumna of The Ellis School, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Her writing has received recognition through awards, invitation to the New York Conference on College Composition and Communication, and citations in scholastic works and legal texts. Her journalism experience includes projects with AOL's Patch Network and CBS Local Media Pittsburgh.
Described as "a psychological and thoughtful novel of suspense" by Midwest Book Review, Martin's first novel, "in wake of water," was published in Oct. 2011. Less than a year later, her second work, "pig," hit the market after being honored as a Second Prize Quarterfinalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.
pig won a 2012 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction.
pig by sbr martin
Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: The Artists' Orchard, LLC (August 7, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Pig
A troubled woman sits alone on a couch in a crowded funeral home, in wake of her husband's "accident." In her right hand, she holds a scrap of paper she refuses to reveal, and, in her heart, she holds a lot of secrets, including a big one she's keeping from herself. As the familiar faces of funeral home patrons stir in her a lifetime of memories, her story and her secrets unravel in a narrative of domestic abuse, sexuality, reflection, and loss. What does it take for a troubled woman to finally let go? How did her husband get in that box? And what is she holding in her hand? Step into Lily's past to answer the present questions. But don't expect to be pleased with everything you learn. Some stories just aren't meant to have happy endings.
More Rainbow Awards at my website: elisarolle.com, Rainbow Awards/2012
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