While attending a local science fiction convention in Tampa, Florida in
1986, Watts Martin met a fan wearing an "Albedo Anthropomorphics" T-shirt
and apparently never recovered. He went on to write some of
the best and most well-known stories of the early days of furry fandom.
Watts' first stories appeared in the fanzine "FurVersion," but the story
that took off in the fandom was a novella serialized in Yarf! in 1990, A
Gift of Fire, A Gift of Blood
. Sofawolf released a collection of some of
his stories, both old and new, as Why Coyotes Howl in 2005. Watts' most
recent publication is the story "The Narrow Road in Morning Light," in
"New Fables #2" wich is going to be released in summer 2008.
In addition to writing, Watts also edited and published the short-lived but
acclaimed magazines Mythagoras and Zoomorphica. They set several benchmarks
for furry publications: glossy, multi-color covers, professional layout and
design, and even international retail sales.