Marty Almquist
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My Book Journey Continues. What about yours?

Well, it’s been almost two months since my book was sent out into the world and it’s been a fun ride so far! This is the first time I’ve solicited outside reviews and I’m especially proud of the Kirkus Review, which I’ve always felt was a reputable reviewer of some of my favorite books. […]

Cover for You Never Knew Me

My book is now out in the world!

It’s been a journey for sure, with many different iterations and many different story arcs, but my book is finally on Amazon! Since this is my third book, I wanted to see if I could work with one of the large publishing houses, but there is no direct access to those guys. You have to […]

Marty enjoying the apartment in Paris, France.

Revised Manuscript is Done!

With these weird times, and my infrequent visits to Paris, I have not felt motivated to write new blog posts, but hope that now that we are seeing a little light at the end of the COVID tunnel, life can start to return to normal, or whatever the new normal is. Big news for me […]

A New Novel is Well on the Way!

First, I have to apologize that I have been silent for several months. I’ve been working very hard on Book #3 and I admit, I let myself get distracted from regular posts here, but I will make up for lost time with several about our most recent trip to Paris. BUT FIRST a quick update […]

I’ve decided on my next career– translating French menus

The last time Peter and I were in Paris, we were going to see Véronique Sanson in concert at the Olympia ( (see my blog post from February of 2015) So, before we went to the concert, we decided to eat across the street at the Capucine Café ( The food is absolutely wonderful and […]

“Reunion” now available on Kindle!

“Reunion” is now available on Kindle, and it took a little longer than expected, but I’ve also learned something about Kindle and how it works. As many of you know, I self-publish my books on, which is a great website and service through Amazon. It’s pretty user-friendly and if you have a wonderful husband […]

“Reunion” is now at Amazon!

I am proud to say that my second novel, Reunion, is now available on Amazon in paperback! The Kindle version should be available in about a week. I really enjoyed working on this story, and applying the lessons I learned the first time around. I hope that those who read it will give me good, honest, […]

Edits are complete!

I am very happy to report that my edits are now finished for Book #2, “Reunion.” It’s set in Paris and Burgundy and is the story of a 25-year college reunion. Melanie Russell wants to get her group of girlfriends from their grad school days back together, and she wants it to be a “girls only” […]

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A Writing Update

I haven’t given any updates here recently on my writing so here goes! I finished the first draft of my second novel (working title is “Reunion”) and sent it off to Nellie, my wonderful editor. She, of course, sent it back with LOTS of changes so I have spent the last month making revisions and […]

Quick Book Update

Looks like I’ve sold about 200 books and 16 so far on Kindle. Thanks to ALL of you who have been so supportive on this new adventure– I’m loving it and am working away on Book #2. This one is also set in Paris, the city I love, but this time it’s a 25-year college […]

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