Amy Martin ’98

January 2, 2014

Amy Martin, known to many as the Moonlady, retired in December 2013 after 15 years as editor of Moonlady News. The popular alternative news service is credited with creating a North Texas community of over 3,000 followers with interests in alternative health, faith and philosophy, as well as natural and organic practices in home and garden. “Alternative is becoming mainstream,” said Martin, adding that her role became less vital once social networking such Facebook arose. Martin retired a year prior in December 2012 from Earth Rhythms, her nonprofit that staged seasonal celebrations for 20 years, including the acclaimed Winter SolstiCelebrations. The versatile journalist will continue as senior comedy critic for TheaterJones and member of The Dallas Morning News’ Texas Faith blog. She also will publish a book on alternative approaches to poison ivy in March.