Martha Patterson is a playwright, essayist, fiction author, and poet. She has written more than 175 long & short plays, and has been published in anthologies by Pioneer Drama Service, Smith & Kraus / Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, the Sheepshead Review, The Pointed Circle Journal, the Afro-Hispanic Review, In Case of Emergency Press, Silver Birch Press, & others. Her work has been produced in eight countries and 21 U.S. states. She earned her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. from Emerson College, both degrees in Theatre.