Martha Rodriguez is the author of the children’s picture book A Reel Cool Summer which was published on June 21, 2011.  She is also the owner of Read To Me Publishing, LLC.

She was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States with her family at the age of three.  She is a wife and the mother to three awesome kids.  Like most moms, she has had many years of experience answering the question, “We’re bored, what can we do?”  One answer to that question brought about the story behind A Reel Cool Summer.  With encouragement from family and friends she decided to write and self-publish the book.  Her oldest son, Joey, illustrated the book, making it a fun family project.  She is currently working on a second book featuring the three wacky siblings from A Reel Cool Summer.

Martha has been active in her church as well as her children’s schools; volunteering wherever her talents were in demand.  She is a supporter of literacy initiatives and has been a volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor with Literacy Volunteers of Leon County (LVLC).  She served on the Board of Directors of LVLC from 2008-2011 as a member, the Vice President and as Fundraising Committee Chair.

Martha and her family live in Tallahassee, Florida.


A Reel Cool Summer

It’s the hottest, most boring day of summer vacation!  It’s so hot and boring, it feels like you’re in a mall that’s made of really, really hot lava!


That’s okay.  It will all make sense once you meet Joey, Danny and Jacqui.  Will the three siblings find a way to cool down?  Can they turn this boring day around?  Will aliens take over the world?

Wait… what?

A Reel Cool Summer has all the ingredients for a great movie adventure: a pirate, a princess, a prize and a pig (well, two pigs… well, actually, two guinea pigs)!


Martha’s Cause:

The non-profit I will be supporting through the sale of my book ($1 per book purchased from my website) is Literacy Volunteers of Leon County in Tallahassee, FL, my home town.  As you will see in my bio, I have been an adult literacy volunteer tutor there as well as a member of the Board of Directors in various capacities.  Literacy is an important component in the quality of life of individuals and the community as a whole.  Literacy Volunteers of Leon County (LVLC) trains volunteers to tutor adults in basic literacy skills, provides one-to-one and group classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and provides after school homework help, tutoring and summer programs for kids… all free of charge.   Their website is:


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