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 harness horseman, raced horses, which is perhaps why her love for horses shines through in her novels.

She holds a bachelor’s in Professional Writing and a master’s in English Education, and enjoys finding humor in the everyday, blogging, ASL interpreting, training horses, collecting vintage hats, and getting involved in the writing and editing communities.

In the writing community, she has the privilege of working with award-winning authors, including Sarah Sundin (award-winning author of The Sea Before Us), and enjoys promoting other authors’ successes and their books across social media and her personal blog. She is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers and founder of the critique group, Unraveling History.

In the editing community, she is the former Assistant Director of PENCON, the only conference for editors in the US for the Christian market, where she was instrumental in growing the 2018 conference by 150% through social media advertising, email marketing, and interfacing with freelance and in-house editors at conferences. Tisha is an active member of The Christian PEN, a community for professional editors.

Tisha is editor and proofreader for beginning and best-selling writers, social media consultant and proofreader for Christian Editing Services (see her bio here), and edits and proofreads for several publishers (including Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. and Gilead Publishing). She has completed over 100 projects since 2017.

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 friend than the mustang.
Two things that get me going in the morning . . . Coffee and my Bible.