A. Grace Martin

Author, Student Teacher, Optimist and Promoter of Self-Empowerment

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Edmonton Book Signing

Posted by agracemartin on June 15, 2015 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to all who have supported my book signings! Here is me in Edmonton, Alberta:



Spirit Rider Book Signing

Posted by agracemartin on April 25, 2015 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

My first book signing for Spirit Rider is tomorrow! I am so excited to be promoting my book at Chapters in Lethbridge.


Hope to see you there!

Book Signing Event

Posted by agracemartin on April 9, 2015 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

My fantasy novel Spirit Rider will be promoted at the Lethbridge Chapters bookstore on Sunday April 26, 2015 from 12-4pm.

Free Book Give-A-Way! Spirit Rider by A Grace Martin

Posted by agracemartin on February 16, 2015 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Book Give-A-Way on Goodreads!


Open until March 10, 2015

Enter to Win!

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/127217-spirit-rider-the-series-of-kanesha-s-heart-book-1


Flour in the morning

Posted by agracemartin on September 18, 2014 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I have a cat and a dog who happen to be the best of friends. Somedays while my husband and I are at work, the cat claws open or bats down something that he isn't supposed to, and the dog commences to tear it apart. 

Apparently I cannot even leave an unopened bag of flour on the countertop. My usually all-black dog still looks guilty even AFTER his bath to get rid of everything in his fur.

#petlove #annoyingbutfunny #dogmischief


Mrs. Martin's Rant Against Discrimination and Hate-mail

Posted by agracemartin on September 12, 2014 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

One would think that in the age of technology, in which multitudes of information is at our fingertips, that ignorance would be a choice. Unfortunately disinformation is also a reality of our so-called advanced society.

 

I follow a scientific page on Facebook that is entitled "I [swearword] love science." The creator of this page received the following hate mail message: "You have the audacity to call yourself a Christian yet you believe in dinosaurs coexisting with humans when we were monkeys. This is America. This is not your communist country of England. Please don't bring your arguments for gay marriage to destroy the American dream."

 

There are so many things wrong with this that I do not know where to begin. How about first, if you find such a page offensive, try to not "like" it? Next, I was under the impression that true Christians would love thy neighbour as thyself and not pass judgements. How can you preach Christianity while sending hate-mail? Do not expect others to respect your freedom of speech if you do not respect theirs. And if you do wish to respond to a topic that you disagree with, do your research first and give an informed argument.

 

The writer of the above hate-mail is clearly misinformed about science. Scientists like Galileo Galilei were once called heretics for claiming that the world was not flat, and that the night-time heavens were not perfect bodies, but stars and planets. Nietzsche said that we had killed God for removing His place in the universe. Yet we still believe in God to this day. Why do people get offended by the fact that geology tells us the earth is billions of years old? Does that somehow lessen God's creation? Why is the existence of dinosaurs preceding modern man a heretical myth?


"When we were monkeys"? Let me clarify a common misconception about biological evolution. Humans did not evolve from apes. We are apes. The phylogenic classification of Homo sapiens shows that we are most closely related to some common ancestor that speciated into the line of humans, and separately to the line of chimpanzees and bonobos. Don't believe in evolution? Fine. God decided to make chimps more like people than like bananas. In case you did not know, we share about 30% of the same DNA with bananas, and 99% with chimps. No need to call me a heretic for sharing that information.

 

Communist country of England? Someone needs to brush up on their high school social studies class. I have heard this same argument by some capitalists, labelling socialist countries as evil communists instead of acknowledging their extensive social programs and safety nets (not that I am trying to overshadow the financial drawbacks and abuses to such systems, I am simply trying to highlight the blatant misuse of ideological terminology).

 

Gay marriage destroying the American dream? I acknowledge that the bible describes marriage as between a man and woman. However the bible also describes terrible wars and slavery. We have abolished slavery. Black people won civil rights. Women won the right to vote. Gays and lesbians now fight for the right to be legally partnered to the person that they love. Racism, sexism, and discriminations of any kind are less than accepting. Need I refer back to the non-judgemental concept of “love thy neighbour?”

 

In an age of technology we can make informed decisions. Research your opponent’s views before you start bashing them. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” –Albert Einstein.


5 Secrets to Achieve Your Goals

Posted by agracemartin on April 8, 2013 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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Here are my 5 secrets to successfully achieving goals, check it out!


Thrive

Posted by agracemartin on July 26, 2012 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I just finished watching the movie "Thrive" from www.thrivemovement.com website. You can watch the movie for free on youtube. I found this movie to be extremely thought-provoking and interesting. This production by Foster Gamble investigates the question "what will it take for humanity to thrive?" The research into contemporary conspiracy theory, cover-ups, the banking system, and suppression of new ideas is thorough. All research and facts are referenced on their website.


For me, the hardest fact to digest in the suppression of cures and free energy inovations. I believe that the cure for cancer has already been found. But cures do not make money for pharmaceutical companies. Free energy technology does not benefit oil, gas, and coal companies. And what are the most influencial lobby groups to the governments?


I also commend the movie Thrive for its presentation of solutions. Individual people can make a huge difference in the world. WE are the people. WE are in control of our lives. WE can change the world. But it all starts with individual self-empowerment. That is why I focus on self-actualization, self-confidence, and awareness. I am driven to empowering leadership in all people, but specifically in children and teenagers. Youth, in my opinion, are more connected to morality and more willing to instigate change than many adults are. But we all have a part to play in revolutionizing our world for the better, and cannot leave our problems to the next generation...again.