A Life: Phase One (a Novelette) and 28 Short Stories

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Martin Green is a retiree/free-lance writer living in Roseville, California. In 1991, the year after he retired, he started writing articles for a weekly alternative newspaper in Sacramento, Suttertown News.. In the same year, he began free-lancing for the Neighbors section of the Sacramento Bee, Since 2000, he's been writing for a monthly newspaper, the Sun Senior News, and currently does two monthly features, "Observations" and "Favorite Restaurants."

In addition to his ...

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Martin Green is a retiree/free-lance writer living in Roseville, California. In 1991, the year after he retired, he started writing articles for a weekly alternative newspaper in Sacramento, Suttertown News.. In the same year, he began free-lancing for the Neighbors section of the Sacramento Bee, Since 2000, he's been writing for a monthly newspaper, the Sun Senior News, and currently does two monthly features, "Observations" and "Favorite Restaurants."

In addition to his journalism, Martin has had over 250 short stories published in online magazines and has self-published three collections of these stories (2006, 2007 and 2008) as well as a longer work, "One Year in Retirement" (2009), a collection of his "Observations" (2010) and a book called "Potpourri," (2011), containing short stories, a year and a half of "Observations," and "Last Words," essays "On Growing Old," "On Writing," "On Reading," and "On Travel."

This book contains a novelette, "A Life: Phase One" and 28 short stories published online since "Potpourri." The novelette follows the adventures of a young man returning from the Army in the 1950's to New York, where he wants to get a job, find a girl and a place of his own to live in. Simple enough goals, but as he finds out, life is not that simple and complications ensue, including leaving New York and going West to San Francisco.

Martin has been married to Beverly 47 years, has three sons (David, Michael and Christopher), three grandsons (Mason, Morgan and Logan), one granddaughter (Stephanie) and two cats (Bun-Bun and Shandyman).

"Martin Green's stories always ring true for me. His characters are real people. Whenever I finish reading one of Martin's stories I feel I've just spent time with an old friend."

---Julie Larson, Editor, Storystar

"Martin Green's stories take me on a trip around a place, or a time. I'm drawn in by what happened there."

--Editor, Winamop

"Martin Green's stories are thoughtful, witty and always entertaining."

---Dianne Kochenberg

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475979053
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/3/2013
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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