About Jana Martin

photograph by Jennifer May

Jana Martin is an author, editor, ghostwriter, project manager and content director based in the Hudson Valley. 

Recent projects include Richard Prince: Cowboy (Vestal Random House), All Roads Lead to Ram (Monkfish), and ghostwritten regular / featured columns on publications such as Forbes, Inc. and Fast Company. Her essays appear in the award-winning anthology Women Who Rock (Black Dog & Leventhal) and she was a regular contributor and editor on theweeklings.com, where her essay on the rise of Etsy was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

She's the author of numerous books and articles, including the acclaimed short story collection, Russian Lover and Other Stories (VerseChorusPress/YetiBooks, 2007), Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Abbeville Press, 2000), and Great Inventions, Good Intentions: U.S. Design Patents, 1930-1945 (Chronicle Books, 1999). Her book Scarlett Saves Her Family (Simon & Schuster, 2000) was excerpted in Cosmopolitan, featured on Oprah, Geraldo, Good Morning America, and other talk shows, and in  People and US. Other editorial projects include Avedon: The Sixties (Random House) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame annuals. Her fiction has been published in Five Points, Glimmer Train, Spork, the Mississippi Review, and other journals. She's also written for The New York Times, Marie Claire, Chronogram, the Village Voice, and other publications.  

She has an MFA from University of Arizona, a BA from Oberlin College and attended NYC's Hunter College High School.