About the Author

Jim Martin
Blurbarian Since January 2011
Name Jim Martin
Location St. Paul, Minnesota
Gender Male
My Occupation Writer
My Bio Harvard College graduate; Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa; secondary school teacher in the US for seven years; university professor in Brazil for three years; professional writer and editor for 27 years; author of feature stories in several Minnesota-based magazines; married, with two adult sons; have traveled to Brazil 27 times; fluent in Portuguese. Retired in 2005. Interests include tutoring children; photography; piano; swimming; golf; reading; travel; wintering in Brazil; and playing with grandchildren.

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
Sorry, no spoiler alert, but please know that book proceeds will be donated to Educandário -- Centro de Reabilitação São João Batista. This nonprofit agency provides free clinical as well as educational services to children and adolescents with multiple disabilities. Located in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the agency serves families with low incomes throughout Rio Grande do Sul. It is maintained primarily by donations. Website: www.educandario.org.br