Alfred C. Martino

Biography

Alfred C. Martino is the author of the award-winning novels: Perfected By Girls, Over The End Line, and Pinned; the stage play, Waiting For A Friend; and the short stories, "Quiet Desperation," "The Date," "A Day At The Beach," "Where Am I?" "Breathing In Rio," "A Cowboy's Way," "Mother, Interrupter," "The Boy And Girl: A Parable," "Grad School Daydreams," and "I Have Never Been Murdered." Alfred is also lyricist of the goth metal song, "Curse At The Sky."

Alfred regularly makes presentations at public libraries and high/middle schools, in person or by Skype, to discuss his novels and short stories, as well as, his process for creating memorable characters and compelling storylines.

A proud graduate of Duke University and The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, Alfred is a native of Short Hills, NJ. He is a longtime resident of Jersey City, NJ, where he is doggie dad to a beautiful Shepherd rescue, Gracie.

Where to find Alfred C. Martino online

Where to buy in print

Books

The Day Ends Darkly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Alfred C Martino's tale of an aged cowboy looking back on his life as one of the frontier's "rough men, doing rough men things," chased by Law men, outlaws and his own sins, through the Wild West. This text can be read alone, or accompany the rock operatic audiobook, "The Day Ends Darkly, A Musical Tale From the American West," read by vocalist Chris Whitby, featuring music composed by Luke Smith.
Live At The Roadhouse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,200. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020. Categories: Screenplays » Film-Noir
You meet a stranger at a bar. You're drunk. You talk. He learns about you. Your desire for cash and girls. He makes a million-dollar proposition to cause a drunk-driving accident. Sound crazy? Maybe, maybe not. Bills are piling up. You owe your bookie 6 grand. Mostly, you're 20 years from your high school football glory days, doubting how much longer life is worth living. Do you take the chance?
Audio Nuggets: Video Game Addiction [Text]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Reference
This is the 1800-word text written by Alfred C. Martino and Dr. Rick Sheridan for the audiobook program, "Audio Nuggets: Video Game Addiction," published by Listen & Live Audio, which defines video game addiction, lists various signs to recognize and the problems associated with the disorder, while offering solutions for overcoming the ill effects.
Audio Nuggets: How to Develop A Deeper Voice [Text]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
This is the 1210-word text written by Alfred C. Martino and Dr. Rick Sheridan for the audiobook program, "Audio Nuggets: How to Develop A Deeper Voice," published by Listen & Live Audio. Here are 12 tips for developing a voice filled with warmth and expression, that has an even resonance, one that carries well so that people can understand and remember exactly what you're saying.
Audio Nuggets: Interrogation Techniques 101 [Text]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Reference
This is the 1670-word text written by Alfred C. Martino and Dr. Rick Sheridan for the audiobook program, "Audio Nuggets: Interrogation Techniques 101," published by Listen & Live Audio, which discusses various interrogation methods, techniques and questioning used by police and military, including the Reid Technique, PEACE Technique, and Kinesic Interviews.
Audio Nuggets: The World’s Most Exclusive Private Clubs [Text]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Resorts & spas
This is the 2160-word text written by Alfred C. Martino and Dr. Rick Sheridan for the audiobook program, "Audio Nuggets: The World’s Most Exclusive Private Clubs," published by Listen & Live Audio. Each of these clubs has amazing decor and state-of-the-art facilities, combined with the spirit of entrepreneurial energy, exclusivity, and the relaxed air of success.
Audio Nuggets: Paparazzi 101 [Text]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
This is the 1550-word text for the audiobook program, "Audio Nuggets: Paparazzi 101," published by Listen & Live Audio, written by Dr. Rick Sheridan and Alfred C. Martino. The reader will learn about the history of the paparazzi, how someone might make it a career, and explains some of the often contentious issues between the pararazzi and their celebrity targets.
A Day At The Beach
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"A Day At The Beach," is a 1730-word short story written by novelist Alfred C. Martino. It is about a man, overwhelmed by the stress of his job, who reluctantly takes a day off to sit at the beach. There he meets a little boy who changes the man's perspective about enjoying the simpler moments of life.
Audio Nuggets: Bounty Hunting 101 [Text]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Law enforcement
This is the 1810-word text for the audiobook program, "Audio Nuggets: Bounty Hunting 101," published by Listen & Live Audio, written by Dr. Rick Sheridan and Alfred C. Martino. The reader will learn about a career as a Bail Enforcement Agent, its place in the criminal justice system, the necessary requisites for licensure, potential income, and required skills.
Audio Nuggets: Corporate Espionage 101 [Text]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Corporate governance
This is the 1470-word text for the audiobook program, "Audio Nuggets: Corporate Espionage 101," published by Listen & Live Audio, written by Dr. Rick Sheridan and Alfred C. Martino. The reader will learn the basics about what corporate espionage is, and the best practices for reducing the possibility of theft of your company's proprietary products, services, contracts, and algorithms.
The Date: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
At a upscale bar, a man notices from across the crowded room the woman of his dreams sitting alone. He can't let her get away. Smoothing his suit jacket, pulling his tie knot tight, he walks over to the woman and starts a conversation. Where does it go from there?
Mother, Interrupter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
"Mother, Interrupter" is a humorous short story about a mother who interrupts her son as he is in the most delicate and intimate of situations.
Requiem For An Athlete: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Requiem For An Athlete, a short story, is a somber look at the unfulfilled expectations of a once-great athlete, seeing through tear-clouded eyes the trophies and medals of a life long gone, wondering what's ahead for him.
The Boy and Girl: A Parable
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Coming of age
A parable about a boy and girl who build nearby sand castles on the beach.
Waiting For A Friend: A Play
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Waiting For A Friend is a one-act play about a fifty-something-year-old man who has an unexpected (or maybe not) 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.
Over The End Line: A Novel
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 59,030. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Coming of age
Kyle Saint-Claire is everything Jonny Fehey wishes to be: a star on and off the soccer field. Jonny unhappily accepts his social status—but then he scores the winning goal in the county soccer championship and everything changes. Jonny is invited to a victory party with the in-crowd. But in his moment of glory, a classmate is raped. Jonny's world begins to unravel, and someone is out for revenge.
Breathing In Rio: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Rio, a place of beauty, excitement, and wonder. A place where you are free to dance until your feet ache and sing until you can no more. A woman and her mother experience this and more during their visit to Brazil's most famous city.
Where Am I?: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this short story, a traveling businessman settles into yet another motel room. This one just like every other one. Same dull curtains. Same faded wallpaper. Same stale stink. As the world moves on in a rush outside the motel door, he assesses his career and his life, asking, "Where am I?"
Waiting For A Friend: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Biographical
A 50-something-year old man confronted by the unexpected visit of his best friend who died tragically when they were in high school. The man must come to terms with his lost youth and innocence, and the unstoppable passage of time, while a painful but heartfelt conversation with his teenage friend puts into perspective a life cut short versus what it means to have lived a full life.
I Have Never Been Murdered: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,240. 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: 720. 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: 1,180. 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: 7,290. 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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