Martha Ackmann is a journalist, author and editor who writes about women who have changed America. Her works have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times and many other publications around the country.
A frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of the nation’s newspapers, Ackmann focuses on science, women’s history, medicine, politics and sports. Her books include "The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight," "Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League," and the forthcoming "Vesuvius at Home: Ten Days in the Life, Loves, and Mystery of Emily Dickinson."
Ackmann lives in Leverett, Massachusetts.