A journalist and writer for over 40 years based in Dallas, Amy Martin has alternated between environment and entertainment. Her varied career in journalism is laced with activism and leadership, and infused with a deep spirituality and concern for the Earth. She now serves as senior features reporter for Green Source DFW.
Martin is currently writing the biography of Ned Fritz, Texas’ most famous environmentalist and nature preserver. Read the crowdfunded ebook at the website, Ned Fritz Legacy, where you can peruse finished chapters and see what’s upcoming. Scheduled for completion late-summer 2023.
Martin was contributing editor and Dear Garbage columnist for the national magazine Garbage (recycling and features) and has written for Dallas Morning News (recycling), Dallas Observer (music and comedy), TheaterJones (comedy, magic, and cirque), and D magazine and Dallas Times Herald (performing arts).
Find her writings at Moonlady.com.
Prior books include:
- Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant.
- Holy Smoke: Loose Herbs & Hot Embers for Intense Group Smudges & Smoke Prayers.
- Speaking of Mother Earth (co-author).
Martin sits on the Dallas County Open Space’s Trails and Preserves Program board and serves as state social media director for Native Prairies Association of Texas. She managed wildlife habitat rehabilitation on a private nature preserve in northeast Texas for twelve years, including converting fifteen acres of pasture into tallgrass prairie. Martin is a certified Texas Master Naturalist through the North Texas chapter.