About Tisha

1940S PCC Summer 2011 BanquetTisha Martin grew up in the Midwest, the setting for her fiction. Her grandfather grew up in her hometown, allowing her to draw inspiration for her novels from his childhood and high school yearbooks (1945-1948). And her great uncle, a well-known Illinois harness horseman, raced horses at the Maywood Racetrack in Melrose Park, Illinois, which is perhaps why her love for horses shines through in her novels. Tisha holds a BA in Professional Writing and a MS in English Education.

She is the Assistant Director of PENCON, the only conference for Christian editors in the US, an active member of ACFW and the PEN, and founder of the critique group, Unraveling History.

She enjoys finding humor in the everyday, blogging, ASL interpreting, training horses, collecting vintage hats, and getting involved in the writing and editing communities.

She contributes for several blogs: The Picky Pen column on Almost an Author, This & That for Writers, and PEN Tips.

attractive young man high school 1940s yearbook photo Tisha Martin author editor
My grandfather who inspired me to write.


Thika, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Sister, the mustang Paint, one of the horses I trained. Never have I found a more loyal breed than the mustang.
Two things that get me going in the morning . . . Coffee and my Bible.