Martin J. Smith

Martin J. Smith, a veteran journalist and magazine editor, is a former senior editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and former editor-in-chief of Orange Coast magazine. Diversion Books released his fifth suspense thriller, Combustion, in September 2016, the same month that Animal Planet aired The Million Dollar Duck, an award-winning documentary film based on Smith’s 2012 nonfiction book, The Wild Duck Chase, about the world of competitive duck painting. Globe-Piquot is scheduled to release Mr. Las Vegas Has a Bad Knee, a collection of Smith’s essays about the people, places, and peculiarities of the American Southwest, in May 2017. [F/NF]