Paula Martinac is the author of five novels – Clio Rising (forthcoming, 2019); The Ada Decades (2017), finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction; the Lambda Literary Award-winning Out of Time (1990; 2012 e-book); the Lammy-nominated Home Movies (1993); and Chicken (1997; 2001 reprint). Most recently, Paula’s short stories appeared in The Raleigh Review, Minerva Rising, and Main Street Rag. For more information about these books, visit the Fiction page.
Paula’s other publications include three nonfiction books – notably, The Queerest Places: A National Guide to Gay and Lesbian Historic Sites (1997) – and numerous articles, essays and short stories on LGBT themes. She wrote the biweekly column “Lesbian Notions” on LGBT politics and culture from 1997 to 2005, and it was syndicated in the LBGT press. She blogs about queer history and historic sites at The Queerest Places.
Also a playwright, Paula’s plays have had productions with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company, Manhattan Theatre Source, the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, the Ganymede Festival, No Name Players, and others. Her full-length screenplay, Foreign Affairs, about the love affair between journalist Dorothy Thompson and novelist Christa Winsloe, finished second place in the 2003 POWER UP screenwriting contest.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Paula spent most of her adult life in New York City before boomeranging back to Pittsburgh for eleven years. In 2014, she and her wife, writer and professor Katie Hogan, moved to Charlotte, NC, where Paula teaches creative writing to undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a writing coach with the Authors Lab of the Charlotte Center for the Literary Arts.