Alfred C. Martino
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I'm pleased to announce the recent publication of my short stories, "Mother: Interrupter," "The Day Ends Darkly, A Musical Tale From the American West" and "The Date." Other short stories I've published are: "I Have Never Been Murdered," "Grad School Daydreams," and "A Cowboy's Journey," after the release of a (long) short story, "Quiet Desperation." My teen novel, "Perfected By Girls," about sophomore Melinda Radford, navigating life while being the lone girl on her high school wrestling team, follows the novels, "Over The End Line," and my debut novel, "Pinned." My novels have been positively reviewed in Publishers Weekly, The ALAN Review, School Library Journal, VOYA, Booklist, AudioFile and Kirkus. In addition, "Pinned" was chosen as a Jr. Library Guild Selection, Capitol Choices nominee, and nominee for YALSA's 'Best Book For Young Adults.' I regularly have speaking engagements at public libraries and schools to discuss writing, being an entrepreneur, audiobook publishing, and the importance of education with middle and high school students. I am a proud graduate of Duke University and The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, and the co-founder and president of Listen & Live Audio, Inc., the premier independent audiobook publishing company in the US. With over 800 titles, Listen & Live Audio has worked with some of the finest narrators in the audiobook industry, including film legend Burt Reynolds, Penn Jillette of "Penn & Teller," Frank Muller, Grover Gardner, George Guidall, Simon Prebble and the incomparable Katy kellgren. The company has won 3 consecutive Odyssey Honor Awards, 10 Audie Awards, and dozens of AudioFile 'Earphones' and Publishers Weekly 'Listen Up' Awards. The company has also had the privilege of recording many high-profile books, including the New York Times bestseller "The Jane Austen Book Club," "The Darwin Awards" series, "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook" series, as well as, authors Donna Hanover, Carol O'Connell, David Rosenfelt, LA Meyer, Barbara Corcoran, Karen White, and Cassandra King. A native of Short Hills, NJ, I have has been a resident of Jersey City, NJ, since 1998. Most importantly, I am the proud companion to a wonderful rescue German Shepherd, Gracie.Read more Read less
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