Meet The Author

I was invited to tell a few facts about me in the #meettheauthorchallenge. Here you go.

  1. 📒I have been writing stories and awful poetry most of my life. Journaling is an important cog of my writing regime. I always wanted to be a writer when I grew up—I’m still working on it.
  2. ✍🏽I must hand-write everything before I commit to keyboarding. The kinesthetics of putting pen to paper holds the creative connection to the process. 
  3. 👩I am a mother of three young women (who may be older than me now) and the Nonny (grandma) to two fun and busy kids. 👧👦
  4. 💑I have been married to one man for 43 years. We met in high school. I needed someone to tutor me through the Physics Regents exams and he needed a prom date. We have been sharing our lives together ever since. 
  5. 😊I grew up in a large, loud American-Italian family. I am the eldest of the eldest’s eldest, so it gives me some clout, but I do not let it go to my head. My family’s favorite sport is sitting around the table, eating, telling stories and eating some more. Family life inspires most of my writing. I have three sisters and one brother, and my cousins are my first best friends. I recently went on a bare-boat vacation with forty-five of my favorite relations. It was FUNTASTIC!
  6. 🌊The sea grounds my soul. The ocean and bays, and rivers inspire beauty and awe. I find rhythm in the tidal shores.. 
  7. ⛵Currently, there are five boats registered to my husband and I. The small vessels winter under tarps in the side yard but in the spring there is a mad dash to get the motorboat, the catboat sailboat, two sunfish and one mirage Hobie into their summer spaces. My dad always said you can never have too many boats. I’m living that motto. 
  8. 🏡My home is Sayville, New York, a south shore hamlet on Long Island.The Great South Bay and Fire Island beaches have been my backyard and playground all of my life.
  9. 👩‍🍳I cook just about every day. I am not a gourmet chef, but I enjoy a cooking challenge now and then. 
  10. 👩🏽‍🏫I was a speech therapist and special education teacher for forty years in a variety of teaching settings. I loved working and learning from children. Their perspective on the world inspired stories and life priorities. Writing for children is my great joy. 

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Becoming America’s Food Stories

Hope you are hungry. Becoming America’s Food Stories recalls the tales that have been told around my family’s dinner table. The histories explain the motivations over bowls of macaroni, antics play out while slurping soup, and laughter echoes throughout the dining room. Pull up a seat. There’s always room.
The Heart of Bakers and Artists is set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 1911. The story follows nine-year-old Lily, an American-born child of Sicilian immigrants, who wants to prove she is not a little kid. To be a big kid in the crowded tenement neighborhoods, she must tackle bigotry, bullies, disasters, dotty bakers, and learn to cross the street by herself
The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers picks up where The Heart of Bakers and Artists left off.Lily has big dreams to sing out with her powerful voice, but must do EVERYTHING, since Mama fell into a deep depression, the baby is sick, and the “Black Hand” terrorizes the neighborhood, threatening her chance to sing at the New York Highlanders Fourth of July baseball game.
Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.

5 thoughts

  1. Lovely to get to know you a little better. I come from a very large family but we’re so scattered that I could use my fingers (and have some left over) to count the number of times I’ve seen some of my cousins, so your closeness to yours is just lovely.

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