Martha Shelley is a writer and activist. Originally from Brooklyn, she began attending anti-war marches while still in school. She participated in the nascent women’s movement, and was one of the founders of the Gay Liberation Front immediately after the Stonewall Riots. She most recent novel, A Meteor Shower completes a trilogy of historical novels that are set in the ancient Middle East. She currently lives in St. Johns with her wife, Sylvia Allen, their dog, Liebe, and a flock of backyard chickens.