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​​kara martinez bachman​​
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About Kara Martinez Bachman

          I’m Kara Martinez Bachman, author, journalist and editor. 
          My first book, “Kissing the Crisis," released by California-based nonfiction publisher Quill Driver Books, is a collection of essays about the humorous side of parenting, marriage and grappling with the encroachment of midlife. It is now available in paperback and digital formats via Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and at various bookstores around the U.S. To date, it has received excellent reviews.
          I’ve read my stuff for national broadcast on the NPR (National Public Radio) program, State of the Re:Union, and my creative nonfiction has appeared in The Writer and in Funny Times, where I’m still to this day obsessed with how my name immediately followed Dave Barry’s in the list of contributors. It's also appeared at Humorwriters.org of the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop at the University of Dayton and in literary journals including Ellipsis (University of New Orleans), Deep South Magazine, Front Porch Review, Literary Mama and more. Poetry is also forthcoming in the Sunlight Press literary journal.
          Creative work is what keeps me sane, but--since we can't write all day about gunshoot jamborees, orthopedic stripper heels, and glitter-tossing drag queens--I also produce freelance work for a variety of publications.
          Over the years I’ve interviewed a spectrum of personalities from all walks of life, ranging from current celebrities (Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed, Aziz Ansari, Tim Heidecker) to Gen X favorites (Rick Springfield, John Schneider, Tom Wopat, Duran Duran bassist John Taylor) to convicted murderers and drug kingpin lifers in Angola prison.
          I’m a former staff entertainment reporter and community news editor for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and NOLA.com, where I still today cover entertainment stories.
          I also serve as managing editor for Parents & Kids-South Mississippi and Parents & Kids-Mississippi Delta magazines and contribute regularly to the national music magazine, The Bluegrass Standard.
          Nonfiction consumer articles, interviews, essays and photography have also appeared in American Fitness, Dogster (formerly Dog Fancy), the indie filmmaker’s publication The Independent, American Blues Scene, New York Parenting, Southern Writers Magazine's Suite T, Mississippi Magazine, San Diego Family, Rock and Gem, Whole Life Times, Boston Parents Paper, Calgary’s Child, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Rocking Over 40 and dozens more print and online consumer publications.
          My writing has also been included in several anthologies, including the Hurricane Katrina ten-year commemoration anthology, "Katrina Memories."
          Right now, I'm working on two new projects. The first is a follow-up to "Kissing the Crisis," with essays that explore the zany and nostalgic stuff we remember about growing up during the '70s and '80s. The other is a novel--historical fiction, with the zeitgeist of southern gothic--set in New Orleans during the 1880s.
          When not doing all the things listed above, I'm doing charming things such as yelling at my kids, eating, or complaining about how things have gone to hell in a handbasket. 
         

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