Kari Martindale’s Writing Projects

the day flash couldn't even, the flash series


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. New information coming soon on TheFlashSeriesBooks.com.  The first book in the series, The Time Flash Had the Best Day Ever, is AVAILABLE ON AMAZON NOW!


June's Hat first cover

Based on 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.


fifty by thirty, fifty by 30, road trip book

50 x 30 is a novel being revised into an ESL workbook.

Its original description: 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 descriptive nature of the travelogue will appeal to those who are planning their own next adventure, hitting retirement age and contemplating that RV trip, or are so terrified of public restrooms that they live vicariously through others. Those who want to know which sentence of the 9-Mile Canyon brochure would have been helpful to read before entering the canyon, will want to read Fifty By Thirty just for the laughs. Kari pokes fun everywhere, at everyone, but at no one more than herself.