About Elva

Elva Cobb Martin is a native South Carolinian.

She is the 2020 president of American Fiction Christian Writers South Carolina Chapter.  

Elva writes fiction and non-fiction. She enjoys a good love story and believes women who like to read romances should be able to find inspiring as well as exciting ones. 

Her latest historical romance, Marisol, is celebrated on the home page.

She has two other romances, Summer of Deception, and In a Pirate's Debt. Blurbs and Amazon links for both novels can be found on the home page.

Elva and her husband are semi-retired ministers and former church planters. She now devotes her time to novel writing, leading writers’ groups, an internet prayer ministry, and ministering as a guest speaker. She is a former teacher and has acquired degrees from Anderson University and Erskine College and has taught in public school.

Her first indie publishing effort is a non-fiction mini-book, Power Over Satan: How to Discern and Defeat the Enemy's Plans. This short booklet is a primer on the believer's authority in Christ. The goal is to arm every believer with supernatural revelation and weapons to defeat all the enemy's attacks. Non-believers can also gain revelation about the struggles they face. Click here to go the the direct Amazon book page: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N28ORG0

The following publications have published Elva’s articles: Decision, Christian Life, Charisma, Ministries Today, SpiritLed Woman, Home Life, Living with Children, Mature Living, Anderson Independent Mail, The State Magazine, Woman’s Touch, and The Christian Writer. She has contributed to three books, Reasons to Be Glad, published by Billy Graham’s Evangelistic Association; Voice of the Shepherdess, published by Sheed and Ward, and Divine Moments, compiled by Yvonne Lehman 2014. She has also hosted inspirational radio and television programs.

Elva married her high school sweetheart, Dwayne Martin. They are the parents of a law officer son and a long awaited grandson, Samuel. (They admit to being switch-toting grandparents). They live in South Carolina, and are active in a local congregation and in fervent intercession for America's Great Awakening. Elva enjoys gardening, crocheting, and reading inspirational novels. She loves green tea, chocolate anything, horses, and mini dachshunds.

Elva enjoys speaking to groups on intercession and spiritual warfare, Bible studies and writing skills. Contact her through the contact link on the left for a list of topics.

Elva loves to grow roses! She and her husband nurtured this one in their front yard and caught it on camera while the dew was still drenching it early one morning.

"I am the Rose of Sharon." Song of Solomon 2:1

She also likes a cuppa tea at least twice daily!

Black, green or herbal!

We pray for and support Israel,

without any reservation, and feel America's support is vital.