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Carmela Martino
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Author. Speaker. Teacher. Blogger.
Author. Speaker. Teacher. Blogger.

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Two Things My Students Have Taught Me
Happy Poetry Friday! My link to this week's roundup is at the end of this post. With Labor Day behind us and a new school year started, I'm kicking off a TeachingAuthors series on "something I learned from my students (or from teaching)." Today I share not ...
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My Earliest Writing
Happy Poetry Friday! Today I share a poem I wrote when I was fourteen or fifteen. You'll also find a link to this week's Poetry Friday roundup at the end of this post. Thanks to Esther, our current TeachingAuthors topic is "what we wrote when we were young....
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Working While Out and About
Hello Everyone, As Bobbi mentioned on Monday , we're back from our summer break with a series on the "view from our window." My work the last few weeks has focused on teaching rather than writing, so I haven't been home much lately. But my "view" hasn't bee...
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Guest TeachingAuthor Interview and Book Giveaway with Darcy Pattison
Today’s guest
TeachingAuthor interview is a nationally known author and writing teacher,
Darcy Pattison.   She is the author of
fiction and nonfiction picture books, and novels.   Pattison travels all over the country to
provide her high acclaimed Novel Rev...
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Crafting Characters, Cover Reveal Giveaway, and a Tetractys Poem
Today, I wrap up our series on characterization and share an announcement about my book cover reveal giveaway. At the end of this post, I also include a poem in honor of one of the first female mathematicians of modern times. While reading the previous Teac...
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Visiting the Homes and Haunts of Twain's Fictional Characters
Today, I wrap our series on museums honoring American writers. Esther inspired the topic when she told us of this month's opening of the American Writers Museum here in Chicago. If you didn't read her Monday post describing it, I encourage you to do so, and...
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Happy 299th Birthday, Maria Gaetana Agnesi!
We're one year away from commemorating the 300th anniversary of Maria Gaetana Agnesi's birth! While I have yet to find a publisher for the nonfiction biography I've written about her, I'm thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of a young-adult histori...
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A Golden Shovel Poem in Honor of Gwendolyn Brooks
On Monday, Esther suggested writing a Golden Shovel poem in honor of poet Gwendolyn Brooks as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month . I have long admired Brooks's poem "We Real Cool." However, even though Brooks and I both grew up in Chicago, I didn't kn...
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WEDNESDAY WRITING WORKOUT: Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story
Today's Wednesday Writing Workout comes to you courtesy of my Chicago writer LisaMaggiore .  I knew pronto her “Ava” picture book manuscript was a Winner when I first read it. Sky Pony Press obviously agreed because they published AVA THE MONSTER SLAYER: A ...
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3 More Writer Resources, Plus a Question
Hello, Everyone! Today I'm wrapping up our series on Writer Resources . I also want to remind you that this is the last day to enter our giveaway of the 2017 edition of one of the best writer resources for those who write for children and teens: the  Childr...
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