"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
Short Fiction: "Deep Blue" in Vol.1 Brooklyn
Review: "How the Word is Passed" in The Washington Post
Review: "Walking on Cowrie Shells" on NPR Books
Interview with author Maisy Card on Bloom
Interview with death penalty lawyer Marc Bookman in the Los Angeles Review of Books
Review: "We Are Bridges" on NPR Books
Review: "Creatures of Passage," by Morowa Yejidé in the Washington Post
Essay: "Sibling Transgressions and the Surrender of Language: Sulaiman Addonia and Aharon Appelfeld," in Triangle House Review
"Dayenu: Dispatches from the Covid Sick Ward,", Martha's personal essay, featured in Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort During the Time of COVID-19.
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
My 2020 "Year in Reading" in The Millions
Personal Essay: "Family Trees"
Personal Essay: "Don't Just Pass 'Em By" in Bloom
Personal Essay: "On Finding Myself at a Writing Residency in Southern France"
Martha interviewed for LitHub's "Secrets of the Book Critics" series
Short Story: "The House with the Plexiglas Frame" in Vol.1 Brooklyn
Review: "Heavy" by Kiese Laymon on NPR Books
Short Story: "Polymorphia" in Catapult