Martha Stoddard, Writer
Writer, copy editor, and educator who finds joy in reading, writing, and thinking along life’s trails

Nelly's Lake

Martha Stoddard is a Central Texas writer and teacher truly inspired by nature and science.

About Me

Martha Stoddard

Martha Stoddard is an experienced writer, educator, and instructional specialist. Years of teaching experiences investigating science and history topics enhance her nonfiction writing.

A Look at My Book!

Nelly book cover

Share the journey through
Martha's new work.

Author Visits

Martha Stoddard visit.

Author Visit Flyer

A Storytime about Turtles Lesson Plan
Reproduced by permission from the author, Anne K. Moser, Come Out of Your Shell: A Storytime About Turtles (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Water Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2020.)

Teacher's Guide

Turtle pond


Explore the Teacher's Guide to Nelly

Downloadable Print Version

Read Kirkus Review for Nelly

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My Path to Book Publication

Book case and books

To Martha,

Your grandmother thought you might enjoy this little book. She also told me that you are an aspiring writer. Read the story on page 51 and get to work.
--from a book signing by a hill country news writer and editor.
December, 1983


My Newsletter

Turtles on log

Martha uses hearing authors speak and studying their books to understand the writing process and practice a read it/write it/think it learning approach.

My Notebook


Explore thinking like a writer by reading Martha’s writer’s notebook entries and creating your own reading and response writing connections at home.

Poetry Parade

Poetry Parade

Experience a creative parade
of different poetic forms!

My Writing | My Newsletter and Notebook Archive