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Ian Martin

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About Ian Martin

Ian MartinI only began writing seriously 10 years ago at the age of 50. I used to wonder why my muse had waited so long before giving me the nod, but now I understand her strategy. Mainstream publishers would never have touched the stuff I write. Years of humiliation and disappointment might have been too much for me to bear, and maybe I would have succumbed to full-blown alcoholism and drug addiction, and ended up by committing suicide. To save me from such a fate she held back until technology advanced to the point where I could safely sidestep those obscurantist gatekeepers trying to prevent me from getting to my readers. Now I can write what I like, put it up on Smashwords and Amazon, and share the contents of my mind with anyone warped enough to enjoy my brand of dark humour.

 

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