Martha Burns lives and writes in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her novel Blind Eye was a Spur Finalist for Contemporary Novel. Her new novel Across the Narrows, published by Atmosphere Press, will be released on February 27, 2024.

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge spans the Narrows, a body of water linking the New York Harbor with the Lower New York Bay.

About the Author

Martha Burns, a native of New Mexico, earned a Doctor of Letters with distinction from Drew University and won the Faulkner-Wisdom Gold Medal for Short Story. Martha is the mother of two daughters and now has four grandchildren. She has lived and worked in  La Luz, New Mexico, New Jersey, Hawaii, California, and Switzerland and now lives in Santa Fe with her husband and two Jack Russell Terriers. Her first novel, Blind Eye was a finalist for the Spur Award for Contemporary Fiction. Her new novel Across the Narrows will be released on February 27, 2024. She is pleased to be back at work on her third novel set on Oahu, Hawaii in the summer of 1985.

Martha Burns book signing at Garcica Street Books Santa Fe