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After over two years I have accumulated enough professional credentials to update my about page with more impressive material. I still want to keep this up somewhere in case anyone wants to get a better idea of where the darkness and bizarre commentary come from, and I know you do!



Literary Heroes: Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, Marco Vassi, Anne Rice, Richard Russo, Stephen King and Clive Barker


Current author favorites include: Henry Miller, John Daniel, David Foster Wallace, Sandra Cisneros, Robert Boswell, Junot Diaz, Vladimir Nabokov and Meg Wolitzer



THE PAST

Born in the South, and raised on both coasts, Sarah Martinez has seen and done a lot. Some might say too much, but where’s the fun in that? Sarah says: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger, but that doesn’t mean it won’t leave a mark.” She thinks of her stories as a way to show off the marks and hopes for rave reviews.

The days spent fishing, camping beside deep mountain lakes, exploring hillsides covered in Huckleberries, to the culture shock of living in Washington DC, the people she met, and places she landed as a runaway, all make for lively conversation and reading material.

She tells outrageous stories about scary rehabs, sadistic counselors, escape attempts, and life afterward with a manic depressive mother who was heavily involved in Republican politics. Her life is a comic stew of events, both shocking and hilarious.

Sarah wrote her first book and self-published it at the age of seven, when she wrote the original words and pictures to the children’s title which shall remain nameless, lest her critics judge her unfairly.

Sarah had a hard time adjusting to life on the east coast, and at fourteen began running away from home; at one point making it all the way to Los Angeles. As a result over one year of her life was spent behind the cold concrete walls of a warehouse in Springfield, VA, known as Straight, Inc. After this she spent several years attempting to find herself before moving back to Montana with her mother and sisters. She was to see her father rarely thereafter.

Sarah found growing up a difficult task. From the age of eighteen to twenty six she lived with a convicted sex offender and watched way too much porn. At the age of twenty six she finally woke up and graduated from Seattle University with a degree in International Business, believing that if she got an English degree she would end up broke.
 




THE PRESENT



She is married with two lively daughters and finds that life with a family and career is a constant balancing act.


She finds inspiration in everything from the comments of Rush Limbaugh to the music and performances of Marilyn Manson and most recently Leslie A. Fiedler’s Love and Death in the American Novel.


She loves to ski, dance the Argentine tango, and read, read, read.

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