What I’m Up To

| December 9, 2015

It’s been a while since I wrote an update as an author. Last week–the week I turned 40–was productive in several areas, so this is a great time to let you know what I’m up to:

The Day Flash Couldn’t Even

This summer, I wrote a children’s picture book that is currently in illustration with Aaron Parrott, with whom I’m collaborating on this and future projects. I absolutely love how we share a vision. The plan is to go the traditional publishing route, because a children’s book should be physically held in the hand.  This is a very funny tale of a dog who just can’t even.

little girl dressing dog up in costume, jack russell terrier, bumblebee costume

The Inspiration

**If you are a publisher interested in The Day Flash Couldn’t Even, please contact me directly and we would be happy to show you the completed illustrations.

June’s Hat

I am combining and fictionalizing the recent road trip with my mother and daughter (#3genRT) and my travels with Some Guy’s Hat. It is a tale of four generations of women who follow a forgotten hat. It is slowly but surely coming along. Meanwhile, my awesome graphic designer is working on the cover.

Sophia’s Surgery

About 4-5 years ago, I wrote a children’s book, Sophia’s Surgery. When Aaron and I finish the Flash books, hopefully we’ll be able to move on to this one. It is a bit longer than a traditional children’s picture book; there is a lot of work that will go into it. I am re-working it right now. It’ll still be fun (and just maybe a certain dog will be in the background!) but is addressing a serious issue.

Future project

I’m planning for the future, when I return to the States and am no longer an expat. I plan to work on a project related to repatriating my daughter, to include travel and food and fun.

As an aside, What kind of travel would you want to do with your kid one-on-one, or want to read about? Please comment if you have any ideas!

And don’t forget, you can always order Fifty By Thirty or borrow it from the KLL!


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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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