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Annette Martin

About Annette Martin

Annette Martin was born in Newfoundland in 1943 and has fond memories of growing up in a small community at a time "when everybody's mother was your mother." She earned degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of New Brunswick and Acadia University, and has worked in schools in both Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. She volunteered for Second Story Women's Centre and SHAID (Sheltering Helpless Animals in Distress) during the early development of these organizations and currently volunteers for the Food Bank. Although she has always loved to write—"I was the weird kid who liked to get an essay assignment for the weekend,"—Annette began to write seriously after retirement in 1996. She is currently working on her first novel, The Alder Bed.

The Alder Bed

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Annette Martin’s novel-in-progress is set in outport Newfoundland and spans five decades. As a headstrong teenager, Lexie Fisher marries wayward Dan and quickly has three daughters, Iris, Rose, and Daisy. Newfoundland winters, poverty, and Dan’s drinking slowly fray Lexie’s mind.