Martin Crosbie


Bio

In a press release, Amazon called Martin Crosbie's debut novel "My Temporary Life" one of their success stories. His self-publishing journey has been chronicled in Publisher's Weekly, Forbes Online, and Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper. Martin's recent release "The Dead List - A John Drake Mystery" was awarded a publishing contract by Kindle Press.
He's also the author of "My Name Is Hardly - Book Two of the My Temporary Life Trilogy", "Lies I Never Told - A Collection of Short Stories", "How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon's Kindle - An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook, 2015 Edition", and "Believing Again: A Tale Of Two Christmases".
Martin was born in the Highlands of Scotland and currently makes his home just outside Vancouver, on the west coast of Canada.

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My Name Is Hardly Martin Crosbie

A beautiful girl is missing and may not want to be found, A soldier on his last and most important mission, A vow made to a dying friend. Gerald "Hardly" McDougall is a forgotten man. He's abused, bullied, and left behind. The only escape left is to join the British Army. At first, he's a reluctant soldier. Then, everything changes when tensions in Northern Ireland escalate and the Army need a man with a particular set of characteristics. Hardly's assignment takes him into the heart of the troubles where he lives in the same houses as the IRA soldiers he's fighting against. This twenty-year journey tells of Hardly's beginnings in Scotland to the tragic end where he must find the only woman who can answer his questions.

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All Good Men Must Fall Book Three of the My Temporary Life Trilogy Martin Crosbie

Is it possible to start over? Do ghosts from the past really disappear? Can you leave them behind in a different country, a different life, and pretend they never existed? Malcolm has everything he ever wanted. He returns home to Scotland to live with his partner, Heather and her daughter, Emily. Their extended family includes his father and his best friend. When Heather begins to hear strange noises in their old house she knows who it is. She believes that her father, who was pronounced dead, has tracked them down and has come to take back Emily.

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How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon's Kindle-An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook (preview) Martin Crosbie

How to maximize the return from your Kindle Countdown promotion, Lists of the current and most effective promotion sites (paid and free), Earn the most paid sales after running a free promotion, Insider tips on running a Kindle Scout campaign. Outlines the methods the top 5% of successful self-published authors utilize to produce their eBooks in a professional, cost-effective manner. Shows what happened after Amazon changed the rules and what you need to do right now to adjust your strategy. How to adopt the philosophy that will allow promotional opportunities to come to you.

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Believing Again: A Tale of Two Christmases (Preview) Martin Crosbie

Two weeks before Christmas, Becky gets what she always wanted. James proposes to her and promises that they’ll have lots of Christmases together. When Stephen returns home after serving overseas all he wants is to spend Christmas with his new wife, Myra. All he can think about is her touch, her warmth. A compelling story of two couples, traveling their separate paths, building their lives together, until one day a secret is revealed that changes all of their lives. And, afterward, nothing will ever be the same again. Believing Again: A Tale of two Christmases is a heart-warming tale of love, commitment, family, and, of course, Christmas.

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My Name Is Hardly (Preview) Book Two of the My Temporary Life Trilogy Martin Crosbie

A beautiful girl goes missing and may not want to be found, A soldier is given his last and most important mission, A vow is made to a dying friend. In 1996, Northern Ireland is one of the most dangerous places in the world. The government calls it a state of unrest, the people living there call it the time of "The Troubles". Gerald "Hardly" McDougall is a forgotten man. He's abused, bullied, and left behind. The only escape left is to join the British Army. At first, he's a reluctant soldier. Then, everything changes when tensions in Northern Ireland escalate and the Army need a man with a particular set of characteristics. Hardly's assignment takes him into the heart of the troubles where he lives in the same houses as the IRA soldiers he's fighting against.

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Believing Again: A Tale of Two Christmases Martin Crosbie

Two weeks before Christmas, Becky gets what she always wanted. James proposes to her and promises that they’ll have lots of Christmases together. When Stephen returns home after serving overseas all he wants is to spend Christmas with his new wife, Myra. All he can think about is her touch, her warmth. A compelling story of two couples, traveling their separate paths, building their lives together, until one day a secret is revealed that changes all of their lives. And, afterward, nothing will ever be the same again. Believing Again: A Tale of two Christmases is a heart-warming tale of love, commitment, family, and, of course, Christmas.

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My Name Is Hardly Martin Crosbie

A beautiful girl is missing and may not want to be found, A soldier on his last and most important mission, A vow made to a dying friend. Gerald "Hardly" McDougall is a forgotten man. He's abused, bullied, and left behind. The only escape left is to join the British Army. At first, he's a reluctant soldier. Then, everything changes when tensions in Northern Ireland escalate and the Army need a man with a particular set of characteristics. Hardly's assignment takes him into the heart of the troubles where he lives in the same houses as the IRA soldiers he's fighting against. This twenty-year journey tells of Hardly's beginnings in Scotland to the tragic end where he must find the only woman who can answer his questions.

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My Temporary Life (Preview) - Book One of the My Temporary Life Trilogy Martin Crosbie

#1 BESTSELLER - ROMANTIC SUSPENSE #1 BESTSELLER - CONTEMPORARY FICTION "It has everything, simply everything-a coming of age, a romance, and a thriller all rolled into one delightful read." Malcolm Wilson learns that everything is always temporary. Growing up, he's raised by a promiscuous mother who can't stay out of trouble, his best friend is a thirteen-year-old alcoholic, and the masters at his tough Scottish school are always raising their canes in his direction. When he becomes an adult, he chooses the safe route, watching the world from a distance. Everything changes the day he meets the beautiful, alluring, green-eyed Heather, and when he learns of Heather's own abusive childhood and the horrific secret she's been carrying he knows he has to help her.

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The Dead List - A John Drake Mystery (preview) Martin Crosbie

The dead man's head rests on a halo of blood. His hands are locked together as if in prayer. Rookie police officer John Drake is first on scene. His superiors want to call it an accidental death, but he isn't convinced. In his previous life, Drake saw his share of dead bodies. He knows this was not an accident. When he uncovers a list with five names including the name of the dead man, there's only one question. Are the names on the list suspects or potential victims?

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Lies I Never Told - A Collection Of Short Stories Martin Crosbie

This bestselling short story collection includes four new, original stories, one previously published short story, and the first chapters of his Amazon bestselling novels “My Temporary Life” the follow-up “My Name Is Hardly”, the romance "Believing Again: A Tale of Two Christmases" and his Kindle Scout winning novel "The Dead List (A John Drake Mystery)".

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Believing Again: A Tale of Two Christmases Martin Crosbie

Two weeks before Christmas, Becky gets what she always wanted. James proposes to her and promises that they’ll have lots of Christmases together. When Stephen returns home after serving overseas all he wants is to spend Christmas with his new wife, Myra. All he can think about is her touch, her warmth. A compelling story of two couples, traveling their separate paths, building their lives together, until one day a secret is revealed that changes all of their lives. And, afterward, nothing will ever be the same again. Believing Again: A Tale of two Christmases is a heart-warming tale of love, commitment, family, and, of course, Christmas.

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