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Author never gave up and dedicated his first book to his deceased wife

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Jack Martin was born and raised in California. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from UCLA, Jack worked for The Department of Defense and the aerospace industry, specializing in contracts and regulatory issues. While tracing his Californian ancestry back to the 1820s, Jack developed a passion for American history and the mystery genre. With encouragement and support from his beloved wife Sonia, he began writing. Sonia passed away on Christmas Eve 2009, following a brave battle against ovarian cancer. He promised her he would finish the books and become a published author. He is dedicated his first novel to Sonia, the love of his life.

Before "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" Jack had five Civil War mysteries published by Fireship Press: Alphonso Clay Mysteries of the Civil War: John Brown’s Body, Battle Cry of Freedom, Marching Through Georgia, The Battle Hymn of the Republic and Hail Columbia. Learn more about them at