Alona Martinez

Plantation, FL USA

Professional Experience

I have been writing life stories since I was a distracted fourth grade student in Mrs. Edinger’s class. Multiplication tables couldn’t hold a candle to what was going on in my head. Since then, I have relished in the bittersweet moments raising an adolescent daughter, the heartbreak of losing a loved one and the consuming comfort a properly made Sour Cream Apple pie can bring. I blog in English and Spanish about life and food on my websites and I am currently working on my first book.


20 Years


Family, Children & Teenagers
8 Years
8 Years
8 Years


Broadcasting - Ent - Cable (National)
1 Year
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
2 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Sun Sentinel (3-5), The Dallas Morning News (1-2), The Miami Herald (1-2)

Foreign Language Skills

Bilingual English/Spanish

Computer Skills

Word, Excel

Work Permits & Visas

USA citizen


Symposium for Professional Food Writer James Peterson Food Writing Award


IACP, Avant Guild, SCBWI