Name of Author

Desiree-Anne Martin

Authors Bio

Desiree-Anne Martin was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1976  is an author, poet and general word junkie. She is a registered addictions, mental health and trauma-informed counsellor who works with adults and adolescents to stop hurting and start living, a wife, full-time mother to a six-year-old and 14-year-old, and part-time warrior-woman of colour.


She recently graduated with a postgraduate qualification from the University of Cape Town at the age of 42; having obtained admission and a bursary without an undergraduate degree.


Desiree-Anne has been a voluntary Industry Mentor for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation since 2020 and is on the ExCo of an NPO whose vision is to create connection and foster healing through writing and storytelling.


She feels compelled to write, to tell her story, so that her truth may, perhaps, resonate with someone in some significant way.


A recovering addict with over 17 years of sobriety who also dabbles in an unpredictable mood disorder. She is hopelessly addicted to the idea of hope. She believes caffeine, chocolate, bacon and cigarettes are the four major food groups.


South Africa

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