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107. Martha Engber | Bliss Road, writing a memoir, and a neurodiverse family story

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Hi there,

Today I am so excited to be arts calling Martha Engber! (

About our Guest:

Martha Engber is the author of WINTER LIGHT, the 2021 IPPY Gold Medal Winner in Young Adult Fiction. Her other books include THE WIND THIEF, a literary novel, and GROWING GREAT CHARACTERS FROM THE GROUND UP. Her memoir, BLISS ROAD, will be published by Vine Leaves Press June 6, 2023.

A freelance editor and workshop facilitator, she’s had a play produced in Hollywood and fiction, poetry and essays published in Watchword, the Berkeley Fiction Review, Iconoclast and other literary magazines. She received her Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri — Columbia before working as a freelance reporter for the Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other national publications.

She lives in California with her husband, where she bikes, hikes and surfs when not writing, trying new recipes and reading. She appreciates a wide variety of books and has a penchant for poetry; memoirs of all styles; literary and historical novels; and enlightening nonfiction, and neurological research in particular.

Bliss Road, now available from Vine Leaves Press!

Twitter: @marthaengber

Insta: @marthaengber

Facebook fan page (Martha Engber’s Creatives):



Thanks for this wonderful conversation Martha! All the best!

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