Martyna Dearing, Green Card Marriage and Love, Death and In Between

There's a lot of shame that comes from being an immigrant. Shame that I don't think anyone should feel, but it's still there. For months, I was ashamed of not being able to get a job without a work permit or asking my fiancé to sign a new document almost every single day.

I thought being an Au Pair was hard enough, but it turned out that not being one was even harder.

Being in love made things even more complicated. When I was leaving Europe, I never would have imagined falling for a "Tinder guy" and moving to Virginia. Still, despite everything, I believe our story is a beautiful one. And I'm so happy to share it with the world for the second time.

Green Card Marriage was published for the first time in March 2020, about a week before the pandemic hit the United States. It was my first attempt to be a writer. And, to be fair, a very imperfect attempt. Over the years, I kept on writing and learning. I got an Associate's Degree and downloaded Grammarly. That's exactly why I decided to re-publish my very first book. Many lessons have been learned. And these days, telling this story the right way seems to be more important than ever before.

Martyna Dearing is a Polish immigrant, living in Northern Virginia with her 5 pets: 2 dogs and 3 cats. Currently, she's focusing on her bookstore in Warrenton, VA, while working full-time during the week, and part-time on weekends. When she's not busy managing her 3 different jobs - Martyna loves writing, slam poetry, running (New York City Marathon 2023!), hiking, traveling, and most importantly... good food!

Event date: 
Sunday, February 18, 2024 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
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306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
Green Card Marriage By Martyna Dearing, Georgina Tsang (Editor), Jane Farrell (Cover Design by) Cover Image
By Martyna Dearing, Georgina Tsang (Editor), Jane Farrell (Cover Design by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9798988989929
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Drew''s Bookstore - November 8th, 2023

There's a lot of shame that comes from being an immigrant. Shame that I don't think anyone should feel, but it's still there. For months, I was ashamed of not being able to get a job without a work permit or asking my fianc to sign a new document almost every single day.

I thought being an Au Pair was hard enough, but it turned out that not being one was even harder.


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