Marty Ambrose is the award-winning author of a historical mystery trilogy: Claire’s Last Secret, A Shadowed Fate, and Forever Past, all set around the Byron/Shelley circle in nineteenth-century Italy. Her fiction has been published by Severn House (U.K. and U.S.) and Thomas Schluck (Germany), has earned starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly, as well as a gold medal for historical fiction in the Florida Writers Association’s Literary Palm Awards (2021). In addition, her work has been featured internationally in blogs, journals, and websites.
Marty teaches English at Florida Southwestern State College and has been a faculty member in the SNHU Creative Writing MFA program; she was a NISOD winner for faculty excellence, grant award recipient, and Master Teacher. She completed her M.Phil. at the University of York (England) and teaches nineteenth-century British literature, composition, and fiction writing. She has also given numerous workshops in the U.S. and abroad on all aspects of creating/publishing a novel. Recently, her creativity has expanded into concurrent textile pieces to explore fictional themes beyond words in the style of Victorian “wordpainting.”
She has edited the FSW literary journal, served on student scholarship boards, and is a member of The Byron Society, Historical Novel Society, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Her next novel, Forever Past, will be released by Severn House in mid-summer, 2022.