- The Anointing (2014)
- Resolved to Sail: The First Seventy-Five Years of the Gulfport Yacht Club
- Artists Die Best in Black (a major motion picture directed by Price Hall)
- Rodolfo Morales, El Señor De Los Sueños (2000)
- Newspaper and magazine articles
Martha Mabey attended Central High School in Jackson, Mississippi, graduating in 1955. Her family came from Jameston, Tennessee. She attended Calvin College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in 1959. She attended the University of Illinois where she earned her Ph.D.
She has written four books: The Anointing; a non-fiction book Resolved to Sail: The First Seventy-Five Years of the Gulfport Yacht Club; Artists Die Best in Black (a major motion picture directed by Price Hall); and the biography of artist Rodolfo Morales, which she wrote while living in Oaxaca, Mexico.
From 2009 to 2011, she was the Managing Director of the Dusti Bonge Art Foundation. As an educator, she has worked at one of Richmond’s Montessori Schools. Mabey splits her time between Richmond, Virginia, and Biloxi, Mississippi, where she has an art gallery, and where the movie Artists Die Best in Black was filmed.