Cory Martin’s Second Novel: She Likes:

Cory Martin’s second novel, She Likes:, is a young adult love story that follows high school Junior, underdog, and psychic, Charlie Deckard, through the trials of love unrequited and the bigger question of whether our destinies are predetermined or if we actively shape the outcomes of our lives.


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Charlie Deckard is a hopeless romantic who can’t wait to meet his one true love…which he knows will happen during third hour, the second week of his junior year of high school. Charlie Deckard is also a psychic. She Likes: is narrated with Charlie’s underdog charisma and penetrating omniscience, and readers find themselves in their protagonist’s worn-out, second-hand shoes: painfully aware of every reason why Claire Radcliffe will never like him back. But Charlie’s on his way to discovering that taking chances can yield greater results than the sure things in life, and true love only has room to grow where possibilities are endless. She Likes: an anti-love story that fills seats with fans waving flags for the underdog.

Praise for Cory Martin

“Cory Martin has an impeccable way with words.”

“The author has a unique style, which I find quite refreshing in a day and age full of the same thing done over and over again.”

” Her eloquent prose flows perfectly and the story is tied together beautifully…”

“Keep an eye out for this author, she’s sure to put out more gems!”

Other Books by Cory Martin

Swamp Song


Cory Martin’s debut novel, Swamp Song, is a new adult story about a city boy at odds with himself and his new Louisiana wilderness world, and his uncle’s undying interest in his potential.





Cory Martin

Cory Martin picked up the pen again for the first time in years when a friend first told her about National Novel Writing Month in 2010. The result was the very rough draft of the story that became Swamp Song (CreateSpace 2013). She returned to NaNoWriMo in 2011 and She Likes: (CreateSpace 2017) appeared on her screen.

Her entire life has been spent in rural southern Missouri and she tries to exemplify the resultant values of family and faith in her stories. She’d be lying if she didn’t admit a world-lust wonder at the bizarre or that these things manifest in her writing as well. is her internet writing home and she can be networked with socially at  


Natural Disaster

I recently found this quote from Leonard Cohen that perfectly summarizes where I’m at–despite daily naps, regular feedings, an unbroken writing chain, time with friends, a great connection with family, ways to unwind–in my life.


And that’s how I feel. Just a little bit off. A little bit unwell. Like I am surviving a force of nature rather than embracing the fact that I AM a force of nature. Continue reading


Keeping the Dream


I dare say writing and reading are the key to overcoming prejudice and expanding Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of the “beloved community.” As writers, you are a keeper of the dream and can slip it in through the subconscious of your readers. Don’t think for a moment that your job isn’t important.


Years Don’t Wait for Permission to Start Anew and Neither Should You

I can think of nothing more soul-crushing than watching all of your valuable, non-refundable time tumbling and crumbling away like dead leaves, as Neil suggests here.

“Try to make your time matter: minutes and hours and days and weeks can blow away like dead leaves, with nothing to show but time you spent not quite ever doing things, or time you spent waiting to begin.”

Neil Gaiman’s wishes for us all in 2016

(he’s crushed my soul lots, but always for a good purpose in the end)

I don’t know about you, but that image makes me want to vehemently, deliberately, lovingly embrace this coming year and forge something meaningful with it. Not just “try” but DO! Rake all of last years’ dead leaves into a pile and compost them to fertilize 2016’s budding plans!

Here are a few of the tools I’m using in 2016 to make my time meaningful: Continue reading

Set Your Parameters for Success with Your Unique Author Statement

As self-employees, self-motivators, self-doers, sometimes we are not confident with our results because we have not yet set the parameters.

Or maybe we’ve lost sight of our why–why we do what we do in the first place.

The key to staying motivated and on-task in our writing and professional lives could be as simple as putting our talent to good use by crafting a Mission Statement. Continue reading


Power In the Doing

This meme comes from Your Writer Platform (I know, I know, my platform doesn't look as though I'm heeding much of her advice). I highly recommend this resource, and would even subscribe if I were you!

This meme comes from Your Writer Platform (I know, I know, my platform doesn’t look as though I’m heeding much of her advice). I highly recommend this resource, and would even subscribe if I were you!

Every Monday, I post an appealing photo slathered-over with a catchy quote about something pertaining to my current writing life on my writers group page. This past Monday, this quote from R.A. Salvatore pertained very well.

What I wrote to personalize the experience resounded with my fellow group members. It’s resounded with me throughout the rest of the week. And I have found focusing on what I AM doing (rather than what I’m not) a most confidence-boosting motivator.  Continue reading

A Look at My Writing Group’s First Year, part 1

What do you do once you’ve nominated yourself to champion a local writers group? I mean after you have a small following of interested writers who have no other opinion save one: you should guide them? Continue reading