About Hawkeye Publishing & Hawkeye Books

Our People:

Carolyn Martinez is the Director of Hawkeye Publishing and Hawkeye Books.

Director of Hawkeye Publishing Carolyn Martinez

She is a former Newspaper Editor. From 2002 to 2006 she owned The Westerner newspaper, a local community fortnightly publication. She purchased a 1-staff, 24-page newspaper servicing a circulation of 7,200 and grew it into a 56-page newspaper employing 5 staff and servicing a circulation area of 16,000.

She is author of 2 non-fiction books, and 4 children’s picture books. She writes under her name, and her pen-name Cate Sawyer. She has 2 books due for release in 2020 – one of which is Winning Short Stories; a writing guide co-written with Lauren Daniels, the Director of Brisbane Writers Workshop.

Carolyn has edited numerous books and publications, and is a literary judge for the Sydney Hammond Memorial Short Story Competition, and the Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development Prize.

She has a Master of Arts (Writing) through Swinburne University, Australia, and a published portfolio spanning 30 years.

Carolyn Martinez teaches workshops on The Art of Self-Editing, Developing Non-Fiction Ideas Through to Publication, Show Not Tell, and Fear of Public Speaking Fear Not. She appears as a panellist for Winning Short Story Competitions, Pathways to Publication, and How to be an Amazon Success.

Carolyn is an author mentor, offering limited one-on-one coaching sessions to a small number of writers.

She consults for corporations on media, editing, internal communications, and change management.

Carolyn is the founder and co-ordinator of the non-profit social networking group, Brisbane Book Authors, for published authors.

She actively mentors interns in publishing, editing, design, marketing and publicity.

Carolyn Martinez is a nurturer of people, and an advocate of quality books that leave a footprint. She actively encourages self-published authors to protect the book industry by hiring professional editors and cover designers.

Hawkeye Publishing is currently open for submissions, particularly seeking serialised YA or junior reader fiction, and topical non-fiction with a creative slant – no dry texts please.