Susan Martinez

Author, Black Belt & Personal Safety Expert


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Susan Martinez is the author of seven books, a press agent, a certified hypnotherapist, a 2nd degree black belt in American Tae Kwon Do, and personal safety expert.. 

She earned her first degree in 1991.  She is the founder of Black Belt Do-Gooders (Just a bunch of black belts doing a few good deeds!). She continues to train and teach at Out On A Limb Martial Arts in St. Paul, MN.  There are three living generations of martial artists in Susanís family:  Two of her children are black belts, and her six-year-old granddaughter is an orange belt.

Susan is the mother of five grown children, grandmother of two, and resides in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband TJ Martinez. 



A Personal Safety Guide for Women
Book Info

Borders eBook $3.79     

Amazon Kindle $3.95

Other Books by Susan (Erling) Martinez

  Skye Blue & the Fairies
Skye Blue Mystical Adventure Series, Book 1 (juvenile fiction)

Skye Blue & the Dream Catcher Ghost
Skye Blue Mystical Adventure Series, Book 2 (juvenile fiction)

Last Call for Alcohol:

Healing a Marriage Harmed by Alcohol Abuse (self-help)

Angels & Dreams:

Add Sparkle to your Life with the Help of your Angels and your Dreams (self-help)


A Womanís Personal Safety Guide (self-help)

Safe & Sound:

A Parentís Guide to Self-Protection for Kids (self-help)

These books are available at

Susan (on right) with daughter Noelle Erling and son Jake Erling


Susan with granddaughter Sophia