Martin Ott is the author of nine books of poetry and fiction, including Underdays (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015), Sandeen Prize Winner and Forward Indies Finalist.
His newest book Fake News Poems (BlazeVOX Books, 2019) takes the headline of a news story from each week as a jumping off point to explore political and personal turmoil in the first year of Trump’s presidency.
A former US Army Interrogator, Martin’s first novel The Interrogator’s Notebook has been pitched by Paradigm as a TV pilot.
His work has appeared in twenty anthologies and more than two hundred magazines, including Antioch Review, Epoch, Harvard Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, and Zyzzyva.
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Good evening! Just finished “The Interrogator’s Notebook,” and REALLY enjoyed the the story — from cover-to-cover — it was excellent! Not sure if you have Grisham, Baldacci or DeMille mainstream aspirations (the story-telling talent undoubtedly exists within you), but I hope to see / read future works!
Again, very well done, and congratulations!
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Thanks so much for the kind comments. I was wondering if you’d consider giving the book a shout out on Amazon? I’m working on another novel now called Sunset Blinds that I hope will be as good or better than The Interrogator’s Notebook.
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