"What is most immediately striking is how much of the material arrives in beautifully observed, beautifully paced scene... I found myself giving over almost wholly to the scenes...because they were so immersive and rich."
--Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers and Enon, on Martha's fiction
Martha won the 2020 Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction for her novel THREE MUSES, forthcoming from Regal House Publishing September 2022!
Regal House Publishing blog about the origins of Three Muses
Personal Essay: "Cleaning Out My Emotional Closet Feels Impossible" in Lilith Magazine Blog
Short Fiction: "Deep Blue" in Vol.1 Brooklyn
Review: "Refugee High" in The Washington Post
Review: "Names for Light" on NPR Books
Review: "I Named My Dog Pushkin on NPR Books
Review: "How the Word is Passed" in The Washington Post
Interview with author Maisy Card on Bloom
Interview with pianist Stephen Hough in Music & Literature
Sample earlier work:
Martha is featured in a podcast about her writing
Martha moderated a panel of 5 writers discussing Brown in America: Community Culture and Code, at Austin's Malvern Books
Personal Essay: "Family Trees"
Personal Essay: "On Finding Myself at a Writing Residency in Southern France"
Martha interviewed for LitHub's "Secrets of the Book Critics" series
Review: "Heavy" by Kiese Laymon on NPR Books
Short Story: "Polymorphia" in Catapult