Leslie Martini has a M.A. in English Literature and writes non-fiction for magazines, newspapers and websites, is a marketing copywriter for businesses, a literacy tutor for the underserved, and a college essay consultant for high schoolers. Her first book, Matilda, The Algonquin Cat, will be published this fall by Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing.
The inspiration for Matilda, The Algonquin Cat, came from my mother who took me to the Algonquin Hotel when I was a child. My mother believed New York City represented the best of everything: culture, music, art, and literature. The Algonquin had it all, and…a famous feline in residence.
Leslie is an active member of the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators, 826Boston, Writers Digest, National Association of Independent Writers and Editors, the International Woman’s Writing Guild and Writer’s Room Boston.
President and Co-Founder, FRAXA Research Foundation
Professor of English, Salem State University
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