Published, Clips, Interviews


Forthcoming: a haiku to appear in one of the next two issues of Blue Unicorn (2023)

Democracy Blocced,” The Skinny Poetry Journal (January 2023)

Capitol Offense,” Pen in Hand (January 2023)

Road Trip,” Pen in Hand (January 2023)

Dream Catcher,” Collateral (Fall 2022)  *Dream Catcher has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

“Sightseer,” Yellow Arrow Journal (Fall 2022)

The List,” Line of Advance *The List was a finalist for the Colonel Darron L. Wright Award (2022)

“The January Elegies,” Pen in Hand (2022)

“No Room at the Inn,” Maryland Bards’ Poetry Review 2022

-also appearing in Portraits of Life: An Ekphrastic Anthology (2022)**

“Stop the Injustice,” Portraits of Life: An Ekphrastic Anthology (2022)**

“Ninety-Six” (appearing as “Poppop”) published in Pen-in-Hand (2021)

The Sauerkraut Song” featured in Bard Fest 2021

“Suburban Lies” published in Pen in Hand (2020)

My Bilingual Haiku Pun appeared uin Mensa Bulletin, April/May 2020.  Photo of haiku at Karilogue: (2020)

**NOTE: The proceeds for Portraits of Life: An Ekphrastic Anthology (2022) go to Maryland Foodback and the Poor People’s Campaign.  It contains the beautiful artwork of Elaine Weiner-Reed and April M. Rimpo.

Portraits of Life: An Ekphrastic Anthology


Kari previously self-published two books in the Flash Series, including The Time Flash Had the Best Day Ever, and The Christmas Flash Couldn’t Even.  

flash series books

A great introduction to empathy and social cues, The Time Flash Had the Best Day Ever follows Flash on his awesome day. But will Flash–or readers–notice that it’s not Squirt’s best day ever?  As the title The Christmas Flash Couldn’t Even suggests, Flash is exasperated because it’s Christmas Eve and his family isn’t ready for Christmas. But is Flash ready?


Instagram Live! kidlit #supportindiesummer presentation with Maryland Writers’ Association. (2021)

Featured in the Friends of Urbana Library Author Spotlight Series. (2020)

Interview in The Urbana Town Courier: “Frederick Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association is Off and Writing”  (2019)

Quoted in “Expat Education: An Expat’s Guide to Choosing a School Overseas (Mobbs)” (2019) –

Interview with  Kari Martindale: Expat in Germany (2017)

Parenting interview for “The country that invented kindergarten is doing something pretty great we should all pay attention to” (2016)

An interview with MultiCOOLty: March 10, 2014 (2014)

An interview with Expat Blog: “My days are filled with German moments” (2013)


For all articles remaining online from the Urbana Town Courier, click here: favorite of those articles was Chief Nightwalker Shares the Story of the Palouse Tribe: The Urbana Town Courier ceased publication in 2020.  I have hard copies of issues available upon request.

Past frequent paid contributor to Germany, Ja!, including “Me, the Kid, and Rome,” and “Is German Kindergarten Right for My Child?” (2012-2016)

Blogging/Guest Blogging

Engchik guest blog post: Harper’s Ferry Road Trip RV-Style (2017)

Tweets popped up in “7 surefire signs your kids are definitely German” on (2017)

Featured several times on, including “The Less Glamorous Side of Expat Life,” “10 Reasons to Be a Kid in Germany,” “15 Ways to Help Your Child Learn German,” and “Dirty and Rejuvenated in Bad Orb.” (2013-2016)

For a travel piece in my blog, Karilogue, about the awesome Märchenstraße, the Fairy Tale Route through Germany, see

…and for fostering language acquisition in your child:

For a piece on the difference between Kindergarten in Germany and schools in America, see “Weaving, Hitting, Learning” at