About

Martin Padgett has written books, features, product reviews, and news for 30 years.

He is the editorial director for Internet Brands Automotive, where he runs websites that include TheCarConnection, GreenCarReports, and MotorAuthority.

Marty has written for Bitter Southerner, Oxford American, Gravy, Washington Post, Outside, BusinessWeek, Men’s Health and Creative Loafing, on topics that have ranged from single mothers in pursuit of sole custody, to the prison labor that trains wild horses for adoption, the novel legal defenses of Atlanta strip clubs, the best dive bars in the French Quarter (RIP Flanagan’s), and the economic effects of self-driving cars.

He earned his MFA in narrative nonfiction writing from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He was named a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow. He is pursuing a PhD in History at Georgia State University.

Marty lives in Atlanta and Pensacola Beach with his husband, three cats, and an overflowing file of future story ideas. He will forever be #TeamKatya.

Twitter: @martypadgett

Literary agent: Beth Marshea, Ladderbird Literary

TV/Film: Tara Timinsky, Gotham Group

Upcoming Appearances

June 8, 2021: Author Talks: Martin Padgett, in Conversation with Philip Rafshoon

July 8, 2021: Charis Books presents Martin Padgett and Samantha Allen, “Queer in Atlanta”

August 21, 2021: Mississippi Book Festival

October 2, 2021: Decatur Book Festival