Young Love Coming-of-Age Novel
Rodeo cowboy turned career prosecutor Marty Martins has written
a compelling young love novel in which strength of personal character
does battle with dating violence and a parent's swift leap to
an unfair conclusion.
A coming-of-age novel as much as a young love novel, writer Marty
Martins' in The Blizzard has given us a look not only at
dating violence - which is a growing problem among young adults
- but also at teen romance, teen abstinence, premarital chastity
and the quiet, resolute strength often found in unexpected places.
The Blizzard is a novel in the young adult genre but is
a gripping story for readers of all ages. As a former professional
rodeo competitor, author Martins knows the outdoor life that is
the setting of The Blizzard. As a career prosecutor, he
knows too well the tragedy of dating violence. As a writer, he
knows how to spin a good yarn that will leave the reader enthralled
and, ultimately, uplifted.
Dating Violence Warning Signs
The Blizzard is author Marty Martins' first novel. He
is far along on a sequel while still working on a historical novel
about "pre-contact" Hawai`i.