Meet The Author

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I am a children’s book author, memorist, and blogger. I wrote Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer (She Writes Press 2017) that chronicles my first year battling breast cancer as a wimpy patient. Becoming America’s Stories (Red Penguin Books), is a middle-grade historical fiction series. The award winning three-book series includes The Heart of Bakers and Artists (formally titled Daily Bread)The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers, and The Wishes of Sisters and Strangers. The stories take place in 1911 and follows nine-year-old Lily Taglia, an American-born child of Sicilian immigrants, coming of age in New York City’s Lower East Side tenement while important milestones of American history unfolds. 

Currently, Antoinette’s beloved picture book, Famous Seaweed Soup will be reissued in May 2023 with Purple Butterfly Press. This new edition will feature updated content and new illustrations by Penny Weber. 

Antoinette proudly holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook/Southampton University. Be sure to visit  her website and blog, Stories Served Around The Table. Antoinette lives on Long Island with her husband and cat and is surrounded by the sea and the people she loves.

I would LOVE to meet you and visit your school or library. I am available for live and virtual platforms.

Creative Writing Workshops

The Heart of Bakers and Artists Curriculum Connections

I am registered in the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts in Education catalog. Click here to connect to the link. Type MARTIN in the Artists/Org. Name field.

Need more info? Contact me for author visit information and professional development options. In-person and remote presentations are available.