Carmela A. Martino

Author. Speaker. Teacher.

Selected Works

Middle-Grade Novel
Rosa didn't know which she hated more--being lonely or being different. One thing she did know--she wanted a baby brother . . . one just like Antonio.

To read an excerpt from the novel,
click here.

For a list of discussion questions, click here.


The new edition of Rosa, Sola is now available, and includes a new "Discussion Questions" section for classroom use. The paperback can be ordered directly here, and from most online booksellers. The Kindle version is available from Amazon, and the Nook version is at BN.com!
Two Articles in the book below
Carmela's two articles appears in the 2016 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market edited by Chuck Sambuchino (Writer's Digest Books).
Short Story in Anthology
Short story in I Fooled You: Ten Stories of Tricks, Jokes, and Switcheroos, a middle-grade anthology edited by Johanna Hurwitz. See the teacher's guide here.
Poem in And the Crowd Goes Wild! A Global Gathering of Sports Poems edited by Carol-Ann Hoyte and Heidi Bee Roemer, a collection of 50 sports poems by writers from 10 countries.
Poem in Anthology
In Chicken Soup for the Soup: Teens Talk High School edited by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark, & Madeline Clapps
For Recommended Reading for Children and Teens click below:


Carmela's Blog

Please note: This is only an occasional blog. Please see my regular posts at www.TeachingAuthors.com.


Wordswimmer Interview on Character Names

April 25, 2010

Tags: Character Names, Interview


If you'd like to read more about character names, see my interview posted today by Bruce Black on his Wordswimmer blog. He also links back to my earlier blog post listing naming references. If you missed it, you can read that post here.


Critique Giveaway at TeachingAuthors!

April 22, 2010

Tags: Teaching Authors Blog, Critique Giveaway


We're celebrating our first blogiversary at TeachingAuthors.com! As a thank-you gift to our readers, we’re offering a special “choose your own critique” giveaway. You can enter to win a critique of one of the following: a picture book manuscript, nonfiction piece, synopsis, novel opening, short story, or poetry.

For details, see my post today at: TeachingAuthors.


Tuesday Tip on Literary Rambles

April 21, 2010

Tags: Literary Rambles, Writing Exercise


Yesterday, Casey McCormick featured a tip from me on her Literary Rambles blog. Her blog is a wonderful resource for writers, especially if you're looking for an agent who represents children's and young adult literature. Do check it out. And let me know if you try my writing exercise!

Also, be sure to read my latest post at Teaching Authors