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Sarah Beth Martin (1963 - )Genre: General Fiction
Martin (a pen name) was born and grew up in Weston, Massachusetts, outside Boston, and now lives in Yarmouth, Maine. In high school, she painted oil portraits for neighborhood clients and participated in local art shows. After high school she attended technical school, working as a drafter. In 1990, she relocated to Maine, and while attending the University of Southern Maine, submitted her stories to magazines. Her first published story appeared in Mostly Maine: A Writer's Journal, and since then she has been published in Pearl, West Wind Review, and Animus, among others. She also began a short story quarterly called Foliage in 1998, which she published for two years.
In fall 2003, she published her first novel, The One True Ocean, about a young widow seeking solace from her grief who returns to her hometown of fictional Cape Wood, in southern Maine. She is working on another novel and a collection of short stories.
In addition to writing, Martin owns a small online jewelry and supply business where she also sells her own jewelry designs.