STEPHEN HAWLEY MARTIN '67 and his latest novel, Death in Advertising, were featured in the February 17, 2017, edition of Richmond Biz Sense. After three decades in the advertising industry, Steve divides his time between his publishing company, The Oaklea Press, and his advertising firm, Hawley Martin. He has authored or ghostwritten 17 books, ranging from business guides to self-help books. Death in Advertising is his fourth novel, a whodunit inspired by his years as an adman.
While at Hampden-Sydney, Steve Martin was editor-in-chief of the yearbook, an all-conference center on the varsity football team, cartoonist for The Tiger, and rush chairman of his fraternity.
After graduation, he went to work for a major northeast advertising agency and in just 18 months was handling that firm's largest account. A few years later he went into business with his brother, David, and The Martin Agency was formed.
He is the only three-time winner of the Writer's Digest Book Award, he won first prize for fiction from Independent Publisher, and first prize for nonfiction from USA Book News.