Clem Martini has produced more than thirty plays, and has published nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Calgary Book Award-winning Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness. He has volunteered for and worked with a number of writing related organizations including: The Writers Guild of Canada, Alberta Playwrights Network, Access Copyright, and the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs. Additionally, Martini sits as a committee member on the Senate Commission for Mental Health. He is currently Head of the Drama Department at the University of Calgary. He lives in Calgary with his wife Cheryl. His newest collection of work, Martini with a Twist was released by NeWest Press in August 2012.