Adrienne Martini is a Contributing Editor at Locus: The Magazine of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Field. Her most recent nonfiction book is Somebody’s Gotta Do It: Why Cursing at the News won’t Save the Nation but Your Name on a Local Ballot Can (Holt, 2020). Related: Martini is the District 12 Representative on the Otsego County (NY) Board. Her two previous non-fiction books are Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously (Atria Books, 2010), about knitting, and Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood (Atria Books, 2008), about postpartum depression.
Years ago, she was the SpecFic Floozy for Bookslut.com before writing about the field for the Baltimore City Paper and the Washington Post's Book World. She holds degrees in theatre and journalism, is a reformed newspaper editor, and used to teach college students in Oneonta, New York. She has two teenagers, one husband, and two dogs. She also feels strange when forced to write about herself in the third person.