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.


Belated Thank You to the Students of Gombert Elementary School!

May 19, 2016

Tags: Thanks, Beta readers

I want to thank the terrific group of beta readers from Gombert Elementary School in Aurora, Illinois for their feedback on my work-in-progress. Their sharp eyes caught several typos and other issues adult beta readers missed!

So a big THANK YOU to:

Kinsey
Krupa
Lindsey
Maya
Michael!


I meant to express my thanks sooner, but I've been busily revising the manuscript based on your insightful comments and plan to start submitting it again soon.

Thanks also to librarian-extraordinaire, Gayl Smith, who put me in touch with these great readers. I'll keep Ms. Smith posted about my progress in finding a publisher for the story. You can also check back on this page for future updates.

Hope you all have a wonderful summer!