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

Monthly archives for May, 2018

“Oh, yeah? You can’t make me not buy it!”

“Oh, yeah? You can’t make me not buy it!”

Despite quite literally putting a warning on both the Amazon and Goodreads pages for my science-fiction political-comedy, Time Is Irreverent, conservatives keep buying it and are then surprised when they hate it. I should have thought of this marketing tactic years ago: Tell someone not to buy your book and they go, “Oh, yeah? You […]

White-lipped tree frog

White-lipped tree frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2557: Today we go to the wet tropics of Queensland for this cooperative, photogenic white-lipped tree frog.

Artsy anaconda

Artsy anaconda

Marty’s photo of the day #2556: Today we go artsy with a “Study in Gold and Brown.” This is an anaconda surfacing for a breath in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Sea lions

Sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2555: Sea lions and a bonus gull. (Photographed in the Sea of Cortez)

Octopus petting

Octopus petting

Marty’s photo of the day #2554: Okay, this shot gets extra points for difficulty. I’m sitting on the floor of the Sea of Cortez; I have an octopus sitting atop my feet; I’m petting the octopus with one hand and holding the camera with the other. The water was shallow, and waves were splashing, so […]

My day at MisCon

My day at MisCon

Marty’s photo of the day #2553: Yesterday, I was at MisCon (Missoula’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention) for several events. First I did a reading from “Time Is Irreverent.” I read the section where Nellie Dixon handles the cops expecting a sexual favor in her own “special way” and shocked the audience. But hey, I […]

Eagle Ray

Eagle Ray

Marty’s photo of the day #2552: This is an eagle ray, photographed in Costa Rica.

Ringed kingfisher

Ringed kingfisher

Marty’s photo of the day #2550: This is a ringed kingfisher. Photographed in Costa Rica.

Canoeing with hippos

Canoeing with hippos

Marty’s photo of the day #2549: When Deb and I canoed the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, we passed roughly 1,500 hippos in three days. This wasn’t the hippo that bit through our canoe.

How to spot an octopus

How to spot an octopus

Marty’s photo of the day #2548: How hard is it to spot an octopus? You are looking at one right now. Photographed in the Sea of Cortez. Hint: Look dead center, and you will see an octopus eye.

Desert in bloom

Desert in bloom

Marty’s photo of the day #2547: Five years ago, I was on a speaking tour that took me to the Arizona-California border. During an off-day between gigs, I explored the Mojave National Preserve. The desert was in bloom—a stunning sight! This is a yucca plant.

After hundreds of shows, the most memorable are . . .

After hundreds of shows, the most memorable are  . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2546: I’m posting late today because, oh joy, I’ve been on airplanes since early this morning, flying from Philadelphia to Missoula. Yesterday’s show at Rowan College at Gloucester County was my last for this school year. Next year will be my twelfth of speaking at colleges. When you’ve performed hundreds […]

White ibis

White ibis

Marty’s photo of the day #2545: I took today’s photo in one of my favorite places in the United States: the Everglades. This is a white ibis.

Greetings from beerless New Jersey

Greetings from beerless New Jersey

Greetings from New Jersey! Tomorrow, at 2:00 p.m., I have a show at Rowan College at Gloucester County. This will be my fourth time speaking at this college, which is an all-time record for me. I really enjoy these shows. The staff at Rowan are among the nicest people you could ever hope to meet […]

Snow dog

Snow dog

Marty’s photo of the day #2543: This photo is out of season, but when I came across it this morning it cracked me up. Lucy loves her snow!

Zimbabwe for two bucks

Zimbabwe for two bucks

Marty’s photo of the day #2542: Today, I take you to Zimbabwe for a couple of bucks. Waterbucks, that is.

Along the Antarctica coast

Along the Antarctica coast

Marty’s photo of the day #2541: I haven’t posted a scenic shot for a while. This one features a small but tall island on the right and Antarctica on the left.

Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

Marty’s photo of the day #2540: Here’s a scarlet macaw that I photographed in Costa Rica. This picture also appears in my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.”

Bush snakes, boomslangs, and cobras

Bush snakes, boomslangs, and cobras

Marty’s photo of the day #2539: This excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explains today’s picture:   I was looking forward to a nap until Ashley, the camp manager, mentioned over lunch that she had recently seen both a Mozambique spitting cobra and a spotted bush snake on […]

Time Is Irreverent is now an audio book!

Time Is Irreverent is now an audio book!

  The audio book version of Time Is Irreverent is now available on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon! Perhaps someday Time Is Irreverent will become a movie. In the meantime, the audio book is the next best thing to seeing the adventures of Marty Mann, the Holy Smokin’ Hot Nellie, Chrissie, and Tina on the big […]

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