The author of disturbing fiction and poetry, Martel Sardina has dedicated herself to her craft, taking feedback and rewriting until she’s teetering on the brink of insanity.

After a hiatus from writing and other creative pursuits, the prodigal daughter has finally returned home. Her absence from the writing world included a stint in public accounting, traveling North America via motorcycle, and the continuing journey of parenthood.

Martel claims to have a “freaky people tolerance” that is higher than the average person, which may explain her fondness for tattoo artists, musicians, writers and leather-clad biker types.

If you see her without a can of Pepsi, please give her one as she is much happier when caffeinated.