Growing up in a military family, Martha Emms traveled and lived in different states and countries. She's held various jobs that found her in fields ranging from: salesgirl, model, housecleaner, assembly worker, health food/vitamin sales, chip girl, tech writer in the aerospace industry, and graphic designer, all leading her to the job of her dreams, an author. In 1976, severally injured in an auto accident she suffered partial loss of her left lung, a severed aorta, many broken bones, and a brain injury which left her in a coma. She believes her belief in God, prayers from many, gifted doctors, and support from her family gave her the strength to come back for another chance at life. After a long process of healing, relearning to walk, and use her left arm she went on to live a fully active life, marry and have a family. Over the years, she continues to deal with health issues from that accident which eventually required a Total Knee Replacement.
Today no longer married, she looks forward to new adventures and new friends. Enjoying time with her family, which includes her cats, she is an avid reader who enjoys movies, wine, good food, nature, and writing. Causes close to her heart include- proper labeling of our food, the safety and care of our military and their families, child/adult literacy volunteer programs, spay/neuter pet projects, pet rescues, and women's issues.
Portrait of Our Marriage
The story is about a woman, Nicky, and her journey to find herself. When she meets the man of her dreams she is swept away in a passionate relationship. Insecure and somewhat shy, she admires Brett, who is adventurous, sexy, and outgoing. He’s a good man who is handsome, smart, and exciting. The story follows their marriage through years of events as Brett’s interest in pornography turns from casual into an obsession. As the story progresses we see the challenges an addiction can bring to a marriage and how it changes both Brett and Nicky. Not a story about good vs evil, nor a fairytale romance, but a blatantly real, fun to intense, journey of love vs addiction.