SPOTLIGHT ON: Lee Martindale


How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

            I was a writer guest on Steve Zimmer’s Literary Track at FandomFest for three years, and consider him one of the best track-runners in the business. When Imaginarium began as a gleam in his eye, I couldn’t NOT be involved. Hence my serving as the inauguural Imaginarium’s ToastMistress.


What is your latest release and what genre is it?

            Bard’s Road: The Collected Fiction of Lee Martindale. Primarily fantasy.


Quick description of it.

            Twenty-nine stories from nearly twenty-five years of slinging short genre fiction for a living. Includes hard-to-find reprints and four never-before-published works.


Something unique about it.

            Includes all stories-to-date from my Copperwood Bard and Trade Town universe. And one story has made grown SCA-fighter types cry.


Links for people to buy it.



            Ebooks for Kindle & Nook should be available soon.


Your promo links.




Your short Bio.

            Writer, editor, publisher, and Imaginarium’s first ToastMistress Lee Martindale made her first fiction sale at the age of 42 and hasn’t stopped since. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including those edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Esther Friesner, Roby James, Janet Dever-Pack & Martin Greenberg, and Sharon Lee & Steve Miller.  She’s also edited two anthologies of original genre fiction, Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power and Abundance, and The Ladies of Trade Town.

            When not slinging fiction, Lee is a Named Bard, a veteran human rights activist, a Lifetime Active Member of SFWA (where she’s serving her second term on the Board of Directors), a fencing member of the SFWA Musketeers, a member of the SCA, and a popular guest at science fiction conventions all over the country



“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”