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Gwen Martin


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In her formative years, Gwen jumped freight trains, played lounge piano, and prospected for gold. She later became a freelance writer/editor, producing political speeches, grant proposals, and geoscience reports for clients across Canada. She also taught writing/editing workshops and published three history books: Once Upon a Mine, For Love of Stone, and Gesner’s Dream.

Gwen’s CNF works appear in Geist Magazine, The Antigonish Review, Mom Egg Review, Funny Pearls, Hippocampus Magazine, and elsewhere. She is currently writing a mystery series featuring a forensic geologist named Phoebe Strand who lives near a saltmarsh in rural New Brunswick. Gwen is a professional member with The Writers’ Union of Canada, Crime Writers of Canada, and Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.
Our Forest Heritage
Once Upon a Mine (http://www.heritage.nf.ca/articles/environment/once-upon-a-mine.pdf)
For Love of Stone (http://leg-horizon.gnb.ca/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=8906&shelfbrowse_itemnumber=10850)
Gesner’s Dream (http://www.amazon.ca/Gesners-Dream-Story-Mining-Brunswick/dp/1894475461)

... plus uncounted magazine articles, reports, speeches, brochures, newsletters, video scripts, curriculum materials, annual reports, and case studies.
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  • Flash/Micro fiction

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