About Me

My name is Marta Burden. Welcome to my bloggingroom.
I'm an author of contemporary and Biblical fiction, a wife, mother of two adult children and Nayna (grandmother) of nine.
My husband and I, plus one very silly, fluffy, slightly weird kitty live in Central California.
I consider my life an adventure. My journey has led me to happy places as well as to the valley of the shadow of death. I'm a firm believer that we may as well enjoy, learn and grow from our experiences along the way. Oh, and by the way, I also believe that for those who keep seeking, they will find that although we'll all walk through "the door", there can be a treasure awaiting on the other side.
I like to think of my blog as a place where friends meet for coffee or tea and a good talk. The topics are varied.
Along my journey, I discovered (in my early 50s) the hidden path that led to my Jewish ancestry. Quite a life changing revelation.
In January of 2014, I was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer.
Another, "oh my", moment.
Instead of going the conventional method, I've chosen an integrative approach.
I share my thoughts on these and a whole lot more.
I consider myself an accidental bloggist.
On my second trip to Israel, I began journaling my daily adventures via e-mail to friends and family. They made a hit.
"Write more!" they said.
So, I did it again the next year.
And then I stumbled onto a blog.
"That's what I'm doing," I said. "I'm sure everyone, everywhere will want to know what's going on in my life."
Needless to say, my first blog is pretty - shall we say, novice. But, as life happens, there's more thoughts, opinions, pontifications to share.
My byline is, "say what you need to say". And that's what I do. When it needs to be said, I blog. Can't say it has a set pattern, because life has no set pattern. When it needs to be said, I'll say it.
You can find me here:
 Marta's Journey
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And be sure to check  My Offerings to purchase my book, West Line Encounter  and other anthologies.

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