What's So Funny About Dating, Love, and Lemon Jell-O?

Decatur City Hall presented by City of Decatur

Sunday, 5:00-5:45

Whether right-swiping to find Mr. Right or seeking out a renowned neurologist to help overcome a wife's affair with the yardman, the main characters in these comic novels offer two smart and funny takes on modern love. Don't miss Man Martin, author of The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome, and Ricki Schultz with her debut novel Mr. Right-Swipe.


Man Martin


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Man Martin is a two-time winner of the Georgia Writers Association “Author of the Year” for his widely acclaimed novels, Days of the Endless Corvette (2007) and Paradise Dogs (2011). His short stories and essays have appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Alaska Quarterly Review and Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. His daily comic strip, “The Inkwell Forest,” is available online and through email feed to subscribers. Martin teaches high school English and coaches debate in Atlanta, Ga, where he lives with his wife Nancy.

Ricki Schultz


Although she is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and has spent the most time there, Ricki Schultz has also lived in Georgia and Virginia. (She promises she's not a drifter, though.) In addition to writing, she has molded the minds of tweens & teens as a middle school and high school teacher in both the CLE and the ATL-and she also spent a year teaching writing and communications at the college level. She's back in Atlanta now, and she owns the cutest beagle ever (Molly).


Jess Bernhart

Jess Bernhart is a writer, poet and performance artist from Atlanta, Ga. She is a contributor to ArtsATL and Creative Loafing, and has created poetry installations for ArtFields 2017, Sibyl, Performance KUNST, ART Decatur Book Festival, and The Imaginary Million. She lives and works in Atlanta, and holds a BA in philosophy and MSc in Human Rights.