Alfred C. Martino is the acclaimed author of young adult novels, including the Jr. Library Guild Selection and Best Books For Young Adults nominee, Pinned. Amateur wrestling has been a part of his life for over thirty-five years. He has competed on the midget, junior high, high school, and collegiate levels, as well as coached Millburn’s youth program for nearly a decade. He is a graduate of Duke University and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.