Kari Martindale’s Writing Projects
During nearly four years as an expat, I kept busy with writing, traveling, and blogging. We recently returned to the States. In addition to language services, I will be expanding my writing career. Here are some of my biggest projects:
The Flash series of children’s books, written by Kari Martindale (that’s me) and illustrated by Aaron Parrott, is based on a real Jack Russell who has had his fair share of adventures. This is a very funny series about a dog who just can’t even.
In honor of Book 1, “The Day Flash Couldn’t Even” (the illustrations for which are finished, in revision), we’ll be posting pictures of times when Flash just couldn’t even, on his facebook page.
Based on the past two years of travels with Some Guy’s Hat (SGH), June’s Hat is the fictional story of 4 generations of women. When one retires to follow the trail of a such a hat, the two younger generations reluctantly join her. While retracing history, they learn much more than they’d intended–about family, war, marriage, and one another. This manuscript is in progress.
50 x 30 is a novel being revised into a collection of travel essays.
Almost a decade after ticking the last state off her list, Kari shared her adventures and misadventures in a humorous account of her travels throughout all fifty states, from description of the terrain to observations and debacles. The novel is filled with tales of all the fun and reluctant aspects of traveling through small towns and big cities, National Parks, campsites and hotel suites, Roadside America, highways and dirt roads.
The Repatriation Project is the working title of the manuscript I have begun writing about our time as expats in Germany and experience of repatriating. I will be focusing on my daughter’s challenges and experiences as she re-enters American culture. After observing her over a period of one year, I will finish the manuscript.