The Interrogator's Notebook

Join a former interrogator in asking the hard questions.


About the Author

Born in Alaska and raised in Michigan, Martin Ott served as an interrogator in U.S. Army military intelligence. He has traveled through the United States and internationally, and these influences can be seen in his poetry travelogue, Poets' Guide to America from Brooklyn Arts Press, cowritten with John F. Buckley.

He moved to Los Angeles, and often writes about his adopted city, including in the novel The Interrogator's Notebook, Story Merchant Books, and poetry book Captive, De Novo Prize Winner, C&R Press

He has also optioned 3 screenplays. His blog - - has been read by thousands of people in more than 75 countries. Find out more at