Sieglinde Martin was born 1940 at the beginning of World War II in Langenfeld/Rheinland, Germany. She completed her primary and secondary education in post-war Germany. In 1964 she came to the U.S. for a post-graduate traineeship in physical therapy. After meeting and marrying her husband Gerhard E. Martin, a neurologist from Danzig (now Gdansk), they made their home in Columbus. Here they worked and raised their four children.
Sieglinde Martin received a Masters of Science degree from OSU and worked as a pediatric physical therapist in a variety of setting. She previously published the book Teaching Motor Skills to Children with Cerebral Palsy and Similar Movement Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals that has been published into several languages.
Now widowed and retired Sieglinde Martin enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren. She is an active member of Central Ohioans for Peace, the Worthington Hills Garden Club and Columbus Folk Dancers.
Six narrators of Small Feet on the Run live in Columbus, one in Boston, one in Canada and the others in Germany.