A decade ago mothers from around the world contacted Michael. They told him their babies were born blind. They believed a pesticide was at fault. This is the genesis of The Crestfallen Rose. Martin, a former district attorney, is a long time litigator of environmental poisons that affect people and plants. The Rose, merges the journey of a child born blind with that of two women whose lives were devastated in pre-war II Germany, into a winsome and exciting tale.
Michael D. Martin, a former district attorney, has litigated many trials involving dangerous products. He earned an English degree from the University of the South, Sewanee, and a law degree from the University of Florida. Martin lives in Lakeland, Florida with his wife Joy and daughters Kate and Rachel.