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Kari Martindale is a writer, ESL instructor, and lover of all things language.

She is the Vice President of the Frederick Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association and a Frederick Teen Writing Club Leader. Kari is an active member of SCBWI, as well.

Her educational background includes a Master’s in Linguistics from George Mason University and various certificates and diplomas in foreign languages, linguistics, and translation. She is adjunct faculty at Frederick Community College, where she teaches English as a Second Language.  Her professional experience includes translation, intelligence analysis, TESOL, and owning a small business.  Her volunteer background includes programming and fundraising.

Kari is committed to setting children up for success.  She is available for readings of Flash Series books, or to speak with children of any age about foreign languages and travel.  Kari is an active Girl Scout troop leader and was a volunteer reading assistant when her daughter was in elementary school.  In the past, Kari, who has at different parts in her life been fluent in Spanish, Arabic, and German, has spoken to high school and college students about the importance of learning foreign languages.  She is available to present to writers’ groups on giving and receiving critiques (without crying). Previous invited talks have included The Importance of Learning Foreign Languages; My Experiences as an Arabic Cryptolinguist & Applying Linguistics to the Real World; and Iraq and the Iraqi Dialect.  She is a volunteer scholarship judge for Mensa International.

Kari is an Air Force veteran and is happily married to an Air Force retiree.  She’s well-traveled and always up for a road trip–with the whole family, just her and the kid, or alone on the open road.  She occasionally blogs at; more information about the Flash Series, which she self-published, can be found at theflashseriesbooks.comKari is open to nonfiction assignments.

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