Marti Healy is the author of two hardcover books. Her most recent, The Rhythm of Selby (The Design Group Press, 2008) is “a gently mysterious novel of the South,” set in the fictitious town of Selby, South Carolina. This is her first novel. It is a very lyrically written work, with a strong sense of place created through vivid descriptions and memorable incidents and characters. Marti moved to South Carolina in 2004, and her passion for her adopted state is deeply apparent in her writing.
Her first published book, The God-Dog Connection (second Edition, The Design Group Press, 2007), is subtitled: “Things I’ve learned about God and faith through the dogs and cats in my life.” It is a collection of 25 essays that each captures a small vignette of animal behavior, and then the faith lesson that can be drawn from it. Now in its second printing, this delightful, gentle and warm work has been enthusiastically embraced by Christian and mainstream readers alike. It even serves as the centerpiece of a Pet Ministry, which Marti developed and has helped implement in a number of churches of different denominations.
A copywriter for more than three decades, and newspaper columnist for almost five years, Marti has received numerous advertising industry writing awards. The majority of her professional career was spent with a communications firm in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she was senior writer and where she mentored and helped develop the talents of many young writers who worked under her direction.
Beginning in 2008, Marti has devoted her time almost exclusively to various personal writing projects, including several new books that are in different stages of development.
She is a popular speaker on the topics of her books as well as her writing career, and enjoys meeting with book clubs, churches, and other organizations utilizing her books. She has appeared on numerous daytime television shows in the southeastern area, and has served on panels and as a featured speaker at regional book festivals. Marti is active in her local church and community, and continues to write a regular column for the local newspaper. She currently shares her home with dogs Sophie and Teddy, and cats Katie and Sparky.
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