“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what will, I’ll go to it laughing.
– Herman Melville
WELCOME! If you’re looking for a writer’s hub full of conversation, lessons learned (and still learning) while writing a novel, resources for new authors of all ages, and/or family outdoor adventure tips, then you are in the right place. Grab a comfy seat and your fav hot drink, ’cause the journey’s about to begin…
About the Author
KJ Martin (she/her/KJ) is currently writing an upper middle grade fantasy fiction adventure novel series titled “The Troll’s Eye.” She lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband, twins, and Freya, a silver lab puppy who loves to run and “shake” for treats.
KJ Martin selects young adults and teens to help as ‘character influencers’ who inform each main character’s culture, identity and interests. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Roanoke College and a Master’s Degree in College Student Affairs from Radford University. She has worked in Higher Education with a focus on student development for over 25 years and now writes full-time.
The Troll’s Eye Character Influencer #1:
Cherish Dawsey (she/her)
Character Influencer for ‘Imani’
The Troll’s Eye
Character Influencer #2:
Braeden Martin (he/him)
Character Influencer for ‘Petr’
Interests: Track & Field (Shot Put & Discus); art, reading, biking, & swimming
Age: 14 Grade: 8
Hometown: Pot Springs, Maryland
The Troll’s Eye Character Influencer #4 for ‘Brit’
Interests: Hiking, playing piano/clarinet/guitar, reading, art, & poetry
Age: 13 Grade: 8
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
The Troll’s Eye Character Influencer #5 for ‘Loke’ & Overall Troll’s Eye Plot Devo
Interests: Volleyball, anime, art, free skiing, creative writing, rafting, & recycling
Age: 13 Grade: 8
Hometown: Bend, Oregon