About the Publisher

Martha Hall Bowman

Martha Hall Bowman is a journalist and singer-songwriter who was born in southern California. She graduated from high school and college in Arkansas. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and music from Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas and moved to the Midwest to begin work in journalism.

She was managing editor for The News-Gazette in Winchester, Indiana for her first job out of college. She also worked at the Herald-Tribune in Batesville, Indiana.  She has worked as a managing editor, editor, photographer, staff writer, staff correspondent and layout designer for a number of publications. She has also been a featured soloist at many different venues, from churches to coffeehouses.

Martha had been a freelance writer and photographer for 10 years with The Herald Bulletin in Anderson, where she was also a "Faith" columnist for three years.

She began publishing Life in the Midwest in the fall of 2001. The magazine's readers are primarily from 20 counties in east central Indiana and western Ohio. The magazine also attracts readers from all over the United States through the online issues published every other month.

The online magazine has typically 20,000+ hits each month.


Martha in concert in October 2001, Cleveland, Ohio

About Martha Hall Bowman, Singer/songwriter:

Always active in church, Martha blended her love for God and her love for music and began writing as Spirit led her.

She became music director for a Unity church in Anderson, Indiana and wrote songs that she and her choir could sing. She recorded some of these songs on her first CD, "Connect the Hearts," in 2000.

She recorded a mini-CD, "That's the Way I Feel About You" in 2001. She is currently working on her second full CD and has projects in the works for a Christmas CD and others.

She received her master's in counseling in 2006 and works for a mental health center in east central Indiana. She is currently pursuing certification in music therapy, so she can combine two of her passions: music and counseling.

For more information about Martha's music, click here: www.marthabowman.info

Email her at publisher@lifeinthemidwest.com