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Leslie Martini

About Leslie Martini

Leslie Martini has a MA in English Literature has been writing for magazines, newspapers, businesses and websites for the last fifteen years. She serves on the board of directors for FRAXA Research Foundation, a New England based non-profit. Leslie’s first children’s picture book, Matilda, The Algonquin Cat, received an Independence Publisher Book Award. Her second, Hamlet, the Algonquin Cat, was published in October 2018. Leslie is an active member of ASJA, the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators, 826Boston and Writers Digest.

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Rod Kessler, professor and award winning writer

By |2019-08-13T07:05:05-04:00August 13th, 2019|Martini Talk, MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using Martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. ROD KESSLER spent more than 30 years as a professor of English and Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program at Salem State University. His illustrious career includes being awarded the Annual Series Award of the Associated Writing Programs for his [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Fitness Coach Lisa Wales

By |2019-07-30T07:09:01-04:00July 30th, 2019|Martini Talk, MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name:  Lisa P. Wales Profession:  Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer WORLD CUP SOCCER, FRANCE What stirs your passion? I love working with people to help them achieve their goals. Sometimes the goal is big: preparing for a knee replacement surgery, [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up With Integrative Medicine Physician Ryan Zaklin

By |2019-07-03T11:00:01-04:00July 2nd, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people.  Name: Ryan Zaklin Profession: Integrative Medicine Physician  What stirs your passion? Connecting with people and nature. Learning about nature, including our inner space, especially the Endocannabinoid System. Playing music. What has shaken your faith? Losing my father in medical school [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with RAW Art Founder Mary Flannery

By |2019-07-03T10:01:17-04:00June 25th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Name:  Mary Flannery Profession:  RAW Art Works Founder, Art Therapist   *What stirs your passion? Looking up from a painting I am working on and seeing other artists in my studio working on their pieces. I am so grateful to be surrounded by a bunch of creative beasts.                                         *What has shaken your faith? TECHNOLOGY! [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up With Therapist/Life Coach Larry Robinson

By |2019-06-18T12:02:56-04:00June 18th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using Martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name: Larry Robinson Profession: Therapist/Life Coach What stirs your passion? Seeing someone begin to value themselves. What has shaken your faith? The political climate of today. Who (dead or alive) would you like to have a martini with? Paramahansa Yogananda who [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Katie Clapp–President of Fraxa Research Foundation

By |2019-06-18T11:36:46-04:00June 4th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using Martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name:  Katie Clapp Profession: President & Co-Founder, FRAXA Research Foundation   What stirs your passion? The vision of finding effective treatments for Fragile X syndrome and what that might mean for my son, Andy. He is turning 30 on June [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Wellness Coach Kiki Walker

By |2019-06-18T12:00:27-04:00May 28th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using Martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name: Kiki Walker Profession: Founder, Kiki Walker Wellness What stirs your passion? Experiencing others discovering the best version of themselves.  This goes for family, friends, clients, anyone & everyone! What has shaken your faith? The fact that Doctors, pharmacy and [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up With Stephanie Mahoney

By |2019-05-09T13:37:24-04:00May 9th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up   Using Martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of ordinary people.   Name: Stephanie Mahoney Profession:  I have owned and operated six cafes on the North Shore (Marblehead, Salem, Manchester, Beverly), most recently opening the Blue Canoe in Marblehead.   What stirs your passion? Creating a [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Massimo Mongiardo

By |2019-04-25T13:14:06-04:00April 25th, 2019|Martini Talk, MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Name: Massimo Mongiardo Profession: NYC based artist and illustrator, with work ranging from murals to children's books. 1. What stirs your passion? Seeing art and then seeing things in real life that I’d like to make into art. Like, “I like that truck, that could be a cool drawing”. A lot of times I’ll like the [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Madelyn Stella McKennan

By |2019-04-18T10:19:50-04:00April 18th, 2019|Martini Talk|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name:  Madelyn Stella McKennan Profession:  Family Nurse Practitioner and Retired LTC Army Nurse Corp Officer   What stirs your passion?   Getting pleasure from helping people and patients achieve healthy goals, ease suffering, and promote public health.  This includes promoting smoking [...]