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I’m Just Her Father

I’m Just Her Father

Subtitle : A Father and Daughter's Alaska
Author : Elizabeth & Merle Martin
ISBN No. : 9781594334214

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Book : I’m Just Her Father

ISBN Number : 9781594334214
Book Name : I’m Just Her Father (A Father and Daughter's Alaska)
Book Pages : 160
Book Size : 5.5 X 8.5
Book Weight : 0.52

The world seen from two set of eyes is enthralling, especially when those eyes belong to two people who share the same genes but different lives. For example, Mel Martin’s view of Alaska in the 1960s and 1970s is certainly different from Elizabeth Martin’s Alaska of this century. Besides, a father and daughter can
look at the same thing and see two different universes.

The book stretches from the past to the future, from Alaska to Russia, and from everyday to unique experiences. It includes poetry, short stories, opinion pieces, and even limericks. The goal is to amuse, not educate. Yet, you likely will mine some nuggets from the Martins’ combined 85 years of writing experience. Many of the pieces use humor laced with sarcasm. Father and daughter occasionally berate each other, but it is all in fun and includes a lot of love. Readers of all ages will
find something in this unique book that appeals to them.

Author : Elizabeth & Merle Martin

Merle (Mel) Martin (Libbie Martin's father) was born in San Francisco, became an Air Force officer and subsequently had assignments to Texas, Montana, Virginia, and Alaska. He was Director of Statewide Logistics for the Alaska Air National Guard, resigning his commission as a Lt. Colonel in 1977. He has taught at the University of Alaska Anchorage and directed technology for the Alaska Court System. Merle spent a total of 15 years in Alaska. He left in 1984 to earn his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. Merle has taught in Alaska, Texas, Mississippi, California, Washington, Thailand, and the Russian Far East. He has been Managing Editor for Remodel Spokane and Poetry Editor for SpokeWrite ? both magazines in Spokane, Washington. His wife Dotty died recently after a marriage of 26 years. The Martins had a blended family of 9 children, 19 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Merle has published 12 prior books (five on poetry) including Nomads Chant, BigTable Press (2012). Elizabeth (Libbie) Martin grew up on Air Force bases in Montana, Virginia, and Alaska. When her parents divorced, her mother moved from Anchorage to San Francisco. After graduating from University of Pacific with a BAIS in International Studies, she spent 14 years raising three daughters. She joined the staff of a small press science fiction magazine where she learned editing, layout, and how to be a writer. Libbie earned a bachelors degree in Journalism at California State University, Sacramento. Upon graduation, she worked as a reporter for the Roseville Press Tribune. She returned to Alaska in 2005 to become a copy editor for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She has been Market Coordinator for Shannon and Wilson and consultant for the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Libbie is a book reviewer for the Daily News-Miner. Libbie's writing has won several blue ribbons at the Alaska State Fair. She has written three books. Her latest is Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race, Arcadia Publishing (2013).

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