Martha Deed's poems and stories have appeared in New Verse News, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Moss Trill, The Buffalo News, Poemeleon, The Skinny Journal, BlazeVox Journal and many others. She's published 7 chapbooks. FootHills Publishing has issued her three poetry collections, Climate Change (2014),Under the Rock (2019) and Haunted by Martha (2023). She mostly does not write about murder anymore. Politics and her feisty house are challenges enough.
In these days of book banning and libraries' struggle to maintain their freedom to read policies, Martha recommends donating to one's local public library.
Les gentilles femmes de Vandenesse take no cell phone calls while cooking ratatouille in kitchens open to the wind, protected from wasps by strands of colored plastic pegged to ancient doorframes of stucco cottages with red-thatched roofs