Nature photography, political rants, and Martyman laughs from the ten-time award-winning author of "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet" and "Endangered Edens."

Northern California Coast

Northern California Coast

Marty’s photo of the day #2462: Today we go scenic with a photo I took several years ago while on a speaking tour in northern California.

Vervet monkey

Vervet monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #2461: This is a vervet monkey, photographed in Zimbabwe.

Writing fiction is more scary than writing nonfiction

Writing fiction is more scary than writing nonfiction

Now that I have written two nonfiction nature-travel books and one science-fiction political-comedy, I have to say that writing fiction is more fun than nonfiction, but also more frightening. With “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents” and “Endangered Edens,” I was pretty much limited to telling stories of adventures that I had already […]

Jesus Christ, they are fast!

Jesus Christ, they are fast!

Marty’s photo of the day #2460: This is a young Jesus Christ lizard, ready to make his on-top-of-the-water run. The lizards do their run on their hind legs and are hilarious to watch. (Photographed in Costa Rica. From my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.)

The Golden Age of Right-Wing Cultism

The Golden Age of Right-Wing Cultism

There’s no point in holding back: Republicans are gullible and stupid! In this morning’s Missoulian, Montana Republican State Senator Albert Olszewski accused the Democrats of holding our military ransom for almost a decade. How much money do we need to give our military? We already spend more on defense than the next nine most powerful […]

A bird with personality

A bird with personality

Marty’s photo of the day #2459: This is Frog, a frogmouth bird I made friends with in Australia. He’s a rescue animal, who can no longer fly. What he lacked in flight ability, he made up for with personality.

Thoughts and prayers

Thoughts and prayers

Thoughts and Prayers: Thought: If the United States truly is the greatest country in the world, it must flip-off the NRA and the ammosexuals and follow Australia’s lead with respect to guns. Prayer: Hey, God. You’ve chosen to ignore the millions of prayers to stop senseless mass shootings, and you haven’t resurrected even a single […]

What you won’t see with the naked eye

What you won’t see with the naked eye

Marty’s photo of the day #2458: One of the things I love about photography is that it helps me see items that I wouldn’t notice with the naked eye. We’ve all seen Canadian geese, but have you ever seen water droplets bead up on their chests? When I took this photo the lighting was perfect, […]

Republicans: What is wrong with you people?

Republicans: What is wrong with you people?

Hey Republicans! Answer me this: Why is it that when it comes to protecting our children from mass shooters (a real threat) that “thoughts and prayers” are all you are willing to give, yet when it comes to protecting our country from foreign invasion (an imagined threat) you think that spending more on our military […]

The giant moths are coming!

The giant moths are coming!

Marty’s photo of the day #2457: I photographed this giant moth while night-hiking on the island of Borneo. Fortunately, it was unsuccessful at picking me up and carrying me to its lair.

Baby boa!

Baby boa!

Marty’s photo of the day #2456: Aah . . . it’s a baby Amazon tree boa! (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.)

Holy cow Batman!

Holy cow Batman!

Holy Cow Batman! Time Is Irreverent is off to a great start. I just checked Amazon, and the book is listed on the Hot New Release charts in twelve categories:   Dark Comedy Satire Humorous Science Fiction Fiction Satire Humor & Satire Fiction LGBT Science Fiction LGBT Science Fiction & Fantasy Alternative History Time Travel […]

King of all he surveys

King of all he surveys

Marty’s photo of the day #2455: King of all he surveys. (Bighorn sheep, photographed in southern Idaho.)

Outselling millions

Outselling millions

Whenever I publish a new book, I become obsessed with watching the Amazon charts (it’s a sickness, I know). Since Time Is Irreverent was published four days ago, it has shot up the rankings and become an Amazon “Hot New Release” in multiple categories. Still, the success of the book depends on how you look […]

Many-scaled anole

Many-scaled anole

Marty’s photo of the day #2454: I photographed this many-scaled anole in Costa Rica. Hmm . . . what can I say about this little lizard? “He had lots of scales.”

Pronghorns

Pronghorns

Marty’s photo of the day #2453: I think pronghorns are such beautiful animals. I photographed these two in Arizona, but they wouldn’t look out of place in the African bush.

What a week it’s been!

What a week it’s been!

This has been one of the most unexpected weeks I’ve had in a long time. First, Deb and I streamed a Within Temptation concert and decided the band was so good that we had to experience them in person. Next thing you know, we have tickets to their concert in Milan, Italy this December. Hey, […]

Matterhorn at sunrise

Matterhorn at sunrise

Marty’s photo of the day #2452: While in Switzerland, Deb and I met up with Emad, our Swiss-Egyptian friend, and we stayed at a hotel at the base of the Matterhorn. The only way to get to the hotel was via gondola. Here’s a short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures: Hot Planet: Exploring […]

Stripe-throated hermit

Stripe-throated hermit

Marty’s photo of the day #2451: This is a stripe-throated hermit, photographed in Costa Rica.

Time Is Irreverent is now available!

Time Is Irreverent is now available!

We’re early. Time Is Irreverent became available today! At this moment the only place to buy the book is on Amazon, but that will change in a few weeks. The trade paperback (with the silky-feel cover) is $14.95, and the Kindle version is specially priced at $2.99. The special Kindle price is very short-term—just long […]

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