About Me

My background

Joseph Xavier Martin is a freelance writer from Buffalo, New York. He is an avid reader and has a keen interest in history. Joe is 5th generation Irish-American and like many others of Irish descent, has been involved in local, state, and national politics. 

My writing roots

Joe has been writing for over 30 years and has been published in numerous periodicals. Martin has written short stories, a play, and numerous essays. His travelogues have guided many a friend on their journeys.

Published full length works

Joe has published three full length books. His first was a novel called Westward from Eire. His second was a memoir entitled A Piece of the Banner. And his third was a collection of short stories called Christmas Comes to Kevin Leary and Other Stories.