Martin J. Smith

Martin J. Smith is a veteran journalist, author, and magazine editor who has won more than 50 newspaper and magazine awards. A former senior editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, he currently is editor-in-chief of Orange Coast magazine in Orange County, Calif. His first three crime novels were nominated for prestigious crime fiction awards—the Edgar, Barry, and Anthony. He also is the author of three nonfiction books, including “The Wild Duck Chase,” “Poplorica: A Popular History of the Fads, Mavericks, Inventions, and Lore That Shaped Modern America,” and “Oops: 20 Life Lessons From the Fiascoes That Shaped America

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