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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Martha Jean Powers  

Pen Name: Jean Paxton

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: Cleveland, Ohio


Illinois Connection

After college and traveling through Europe, Martha moved to Chicago and lived and worked here until 2000 when she relocated to Vero Beach, Florida.

Biographical and Professional Information

Martha currently resides in Vero Beach, Florida. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Case Western Reserve University. While in Chicago she worked at various advertising agencies. Initially, Martha wrote romance books and then she tried her hand at writing thrillers.

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