Martin Hintz has been a freelance writer since 1975, after seven years with The Milwaukee Sentinel as an editor and reporter. He is the author of more than 100 books and hundreds of articles for major newspapers and consumer and trade periodicals. Among them have been Irish Music Magazine, Where to Retire Magazine, American Heritage, Interval, American Archaeology, St. Petersburg Times; Wisconsin Academy Review, National Geographic World, Billboard, Amusement Business, Midwest Express Magazine, Belfast News, City Lifestyle, Northshore Lifestyle, Dodge Van Magazine; Jewish Heartland, Travel Holiday, Corporate Report Wisconsin, GolfWeek, Milwaukee Magazine, Chicago Sun Times, Shepherd Express, Chicago Tribune, New York Post, Daily Herald, Jewish Chronicle, The Writer, Midwest Living, MotorHome, Meetings California, Dig, Michigan Living, Home & Away, M Magazine, Group Travel Leader, Bus Tour Magazine, Wisconsin BizTimes and numerous others.
For almost 14 years, he and his wife, Pam Percy, wrote the "Boris & Doris On the Town" social column for the weekly Shepherd Express newspaper, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Hintz is founder and publisher of The Irish American Post,which was launched as a newspaper in 1991, morphed into a magazine with 40,000 readers and posted its first on-line issue in 2001 (www.irishamericanpost.com). In addition, Hintz is a screenwriter and script consultant through his Buffalo Stampede Productions.
HIntz has written cultural geographies and travel guides for Birnbaum, Globe Pequot, Fisher, Country Roads Press, Frommer/Macmillan, NTC Publishing/Passport, Scholastic and others. Books have also been written for Voyageur, Trails Media Group, Children's Press, Franklin Watts, Simon & Schuster, Lerner, Capstone; Julian Messner, Reiman Publishing, Publications International and others. He has also done editorial supervision and writing for Rand McNally and St. Remy Press (Reader's Digest).
His writing specialties include agriculture, personality profiles, travel, business, ethnic and culture/entertainment.
Professional awards/honors include those from the International Hotel Marketing Association, International Festivals Association, Society of American Travel Writers, Midwest Travel Writers of America; Council for Wisconsin Writers and the Children’s Reading Roundtable of Chicago.
Hintz is also the past president of the Society of American Travel Writers (2001-2002), and was chair of the SATW Freelance Council. He is a former officer of the Milwaukee chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Hintz is also a member of the Milwaukee Press Club Foundation Board and for 15 years was on the board of the Milwaukee County Federated Library system's North Shore Library. Hintz is also a member of the Milwaukee County Board of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, sharing farm duties with his wife Pam Percy. They raise produce, goats, hogs, rabbits and chickens in northern Milwaukee County, hosting farm-to-table dinners featuring notable local and visiting chefs, as well as host a summer farm camp for girls ages 6-12.
Hintz has a BA in journalism from the (then College) University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN., 1967, and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill, 1968.