Painting Juliana is a fresh and edgy literary novel. Literary Fiction. Women's Fiction with Alzheimer's themes, Mystery. Magical Realism. Divorce. Father-daughter. LGBT themes. children of same-sex couples
Martha Louise Hunter is debut novelist and author of Painting Juliana. She has an English degree from The University of Texas and was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas. After working in politics, writing magazine features, and owning homebuilding and interior decorating companies, she now has an estate jewelry business, marthasjewelrycase.com.
With four children between them, she and her husband David Marion Wilkinson live in Austin, Texas.
Martha Louise Hunter is a pseudonym for Martha Strain Wilkinson
ISBN: 978-1-930584-62-4 (Hardcover)
Hardcover: May 2014
Also available in eBook and Paperback
Blurbs by Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Joe Holley, Houston Chronicle, and Kathy Valentine. Reviews of Painting Juliana on Amazon, Article by Writers League of Texas, Local Best Sellers List, Barnes and Noble - Arboretum from Austin American Statesman
"Martha Louise Hunter....won the 2011 Manuscript Contest in the Mainstream Fiction Category."
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Introducing Her Debut Novel
"Engaging, heart-rending and profound. Painting Juliana is superb." –Joe Holley, Columnist, Houston Chronicle
"The book is fantastic... Next time, next book, I'll be the first of her fans to read it." –Kathy Valentine, Musician-Songwriter best known for her work in The Go-Go's and The Bluebonnets
"Martha Louise Hunter is a first-rate writer with a lot to say in a style that is new, vivid and exceptional." –Cindy Bonner, Author of Lily and Right from Wrong
"Painting Juliana is an engaging and emotional first novel by Austin writer Martha Louise Hunter." -–Lubbock Avalanche Journal
"Hunter’s impressive debut concerns Juliana, a woman whose childhood demons rear up in the form of her Alzheimer’s-stricken father and his mysterious oil paintings." --Alcalde
"A new gutsy and brilliant authoress is in our midst, and she can freaking write!" --Gary Newsom, Austin Film Society