Alfred C. Martino

Biography

I am thrilled to announce the publication of my newest novel, "Perfected By Girls," about sophomore Melinda Radford, navigating life while being the lone girl on her high school wrestling team.

"Perfected by Girls" follows my 2009 novel, "Over The End Line," and my debut novel, "Pinned," published in 2005.

My novels have been positively reviewed in Publishers Weekly, 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 600 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, Leil Lowndes, 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 two wonderful rescue dogs, Daisy and Sara.

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Books

Waiting For A Friend: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Biographical
"Waiting For A Friend" is about a fifty-year old man who has a chance meeting with a best friend from his teenage years, as they catch up on each other's lives, renew their friendship, and lament the passage of so many decades.
I Have Never Been Murdered: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Urban
A short story bubbled up from the grim violence in Los Angeles, as the protagonist explains, "I have never murdered and I have never been murdered. But I have dreamed of both."
Grad School Daydreams: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 600. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A whimsical story, set at a Southern California university, about a grad school student who daydreams and pines for a beautifully exotic woman sitting next to him in class.
A Cowboy's Journey: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Western
Set in the mythical Wild West, an aging cowboy deals with the passage of time, while recalling a life-defining moment with a woman of his youth.
Quiet Desperation: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A stranger meets you in a bar. You're drunk. You talk a lot. Without you realizing it, he’s learning about you. He makes you a million-dollar proposition to cause a drunk-driving accident. Sounds crazy? You’re out of work. Bills are piling up. You owe your bookie six grand. But mostly, you're twenty years removed from being the high school football hero you once were. Do you take the chance?
Perfected By Girls: A Novel
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 68,570. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Melinda Radford is the lone girl on the Ashton High wrestling team. After an off-handed comment puts Mel at odds with her teammates, and, worst of all, her coach, Mel is given an opportunity--through a twist of tragedy and fate--to accomplish something no girl in her school has ever done. Is she strong enough to handle the pressure?

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