(written from a Production point of view)
Martin R. Burke is a Star Trek author. He is the husband of fellow Trek writer Diana G. Gallagher.
Burke has only one credited Star Trek novel – the Star Trek: Voyager - Starfleet Academy young adult novel, The Chance Factor. Burke was interested in writing, and this novel "seemed like a good one to use as a launch pad to see how it went". Shortly after, however, Burke suffered a debilitating illness which prevented him from pursuing a professional authorial career. (Voyages of Imagination, p. 697)