Marthese Fenech


Marthese Fenech was born the youngest of five to Maltese parents in Toronto. She has travelled extensively across four continents, and in the course of researching for Eight Pointed Cross she spent time in Malta, Turkey, Italy and France – a wealth of fascinating places that introduced her to her characters and their cultures in a most authentic way.
When she was twelve she lived in Malta for six months, enrolling in an all-girls private school run by nuns. She lasted three days before getting kicked out for talking too much. Back in Toronto she started her own business recording, editing and selling bootleg heavy metal concerts. While in high school she took a position with a popular seafood chain as its first female dishwasher. She later worked with special needs children and adults, where witnessing small miracles on a daily basis was part of the job. 
A former kickboxing instructor, Marthese currently teaches English and History at high school. She speaks fluent Maltese and French and is learning Italian. As part of her research for Eight Pointed Cross, she took up archery and ended up accidentally becoming a certified instructor. She loves adventure, photography, running, music, snowboarding, and yoga.
While living in Singapore, she began work on the sequel to Eight Pointed Cross, and has been working on it diligently since. Swords and scimitars will cross again soon.



+2 #1 Mary Louise Tanti 2012-11-19 18:18
My review on the Eight-Pointed Cross
"For most Maltese people, the great siege of Malta, with the battles
of the Knights of St. John and the Ottomans, is nothing new, so I was
a bit doubtful about buying this book at first, but the way the clever
Marthese Fenech combined the history, love tangles, plots, culture and religion, without making it just another history book, is a wonderful
read, flowing and entertaining!!!!
Plus loads of Maltese expressions still used today, which made me laugh to see them written in an English book, a first for me, so a joy to read from the first page to the last.
Makes one proud to be Maltese and remember some of what our little island
has been through.
Marthese's years of great research
certainly show!!!!
Can’t wait for the sequel to come out!!!
This is a writer to watch out for."

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