Paula Martin was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and spent her formative years in Little Rock. After extensive traveling, she received her MFA in creative writing from the University of New Orleans before going on to create and produce Arkansas’ internationally-syndicated “Tales from the South” radio show. Her poetry, short stories and creative nonfiction have won multiple national and international awards and been published in anthologies, collections, literary magazines and journals. Paula has two published novels, four poetry collections, and has recently collaborated with musicians as a song lyricist and songwriter. A recipient of the Arkansas Arts Council Governor’s Arts Award, and the 2017 Inductee into the Arkansas Writers’ Hall of Fame, Paula is a writer, teacher and healer who has been helping people tap into their own divine essence for over 25 years. Her first songwriting album, Highway 300 Ride (2022), is a finalist for Album of the Year in the 2023 Arkansas Country Music Awards.