Newest Publications

Newest Publications

Newest Publications


PYTHON CATCHERS SAVING THE EVERGLADES. April 2020, Rowman and Littlefield, Pineapple Imprint about the Burmese python invasion

AMAZING, MISUNDERSTOOD BATS, Published May, 2019, nonfiction for grades 3-5, launched in July, 2019 at the Nature Detectives workshop in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

ANOLE INVASION, Published May, 2018, on the non-native backyard lizards displacing the native Carolina anole for grades 3-5. 

THE NUTTY LITTLE VULTURE, Published January, 2018, fiction picture book for ages 3-5 based on facts of the different services vultures provide for our environment.


Monkey and Rabbit
The Singing Wolf
The Donkey and the Farmer
in Shared Reading series, Fountas and Pinnell, 2017. Heinemann  Available only through the educational market

Those Colossal Cats  2009, Pineapple Press  
Those Lively Lizards  2008, Pineapple Press   
Those Voracious Vultures  2008,Pineapple Press



Newest Publications

Newest Publications


 "Jaguar Safari in the Wilds of Brazil" Travel Section The Miami Herald August 18, 2013, page J1   

“Rio to Hialeah, Latin Lifestyle Sprung Anew” Miami Stories, Neighbors The Miami Herald   September 23, 2012, page 10SE   

  “Danger in the Jungle”  May, 2010, Appleseeds magazine   


 “Student Life at La Selva: Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in the Middle of a Rainforest” Spring, 2007, p. 26  Transitions Abroad’s Student Guide 

“Neglected Lawn Makes Believer of Garden   Skeptic” Neighbors, The Miami Herald  November 24, 2002, page 12H


  “Swimming with Piranhas & Gators”  December 3, 1995  Travel section, The Miami Herald, 1-A     

“The Blowfish” Oct. 29, 1995  Tropic Magazine  Sunday magazine, The Miami Herald 

 “No Teen is Old Enough to be Left  Alone for Long” May 8, 1994 Safe Parties, Safe Teens, The Miami Herald   

 “Getting the Picture” Nov. 28, 1993   Tropic Magazine    

“Somebody’s Husband”  November, 1992  Linden Lane magazine   

 “The Big Bang” Dec. 20, 1992  Tropic Magazine  Sunday magazine, The Miami Herald   

 “Bugged” April 14, 1991  Tropic magazine  Sunday magazine, The Miami Herald  

 “Poor Richard” Sept. 4, 1984  Tropic magazine  Sunday magazine, The Miami Herald 

Author Reading

Author Reading

Author Reading


Writer reading The Nutty Little Vulture for the Reading Circle at the Pinecrest Books and Books, 11297 South Dixie Hwy, Saturday, April 13, 2019 


Author Reading

Author Reading


  I received the copy of your book, Amazing, Misunderstood Bats...[T]he photos look great in print.  Your book will help a new generation of youngsters to learn all the ways  bats are helpful, not scary. I look forward to sharing it!

      --Merlin Tuttle, Founder and Executive Director, Merlin Tuttle Bat Conservation, May 30, 2019

 It  is exciting when a non-profit group, the Garden Club of St. Augustine,  is able to work with such a talented writer and illustrator to achieve  such a wonderful product.  We hope the book will extend out to many  other groups around the state and beyond who want to educate our youth  about the importance of our environment and the animals and creatures  who inhabit our planet...

your book could be used to stimulate interest as well as conservation  for some of our most important creatures; our pollinators! 

    --Carolyn Smith, President of the Las Adelfas Garden Circle in St. Augustine, April 19, 2019

We LOVE this program and the positive,  important impact it has on countless young people. We are so pleased and  proud to partner with you!
    --Bryanne Hamilton (and all of us at Southern Horticulture!), August 1, 2019

    Children's author, Marta Magellan, fascinated Pinecrest Library patrons while discussing her latest book, Anole Invasion. She informed the group about local invasive lizards and how to help the disappearing Anole creatures. Ms. Magellan had her huge crowd intrigued and eager to participate; her very informative presentation was a grand success! 

--Jennifer Hernandez, Pinecrest Branch Miami-Dade Public Library, March, 2019.

The  children were listening, enthusiastic, and engaged the whole time. I  love your book, ANOLE INVASION and will be sharing it with some nature  lovers I know!"

               -- Lori Dubbin, Teacher/Author, 2019

You were such a dynamic part of our Nature Detective Series in Ponte  Vedra ... You have such knowledge of the subject and  have such a flair for is quite a memory." -Cathy Snyder Nature Detective Series Director, 2016

What an amazing author visit, Marta! Thank you so much for traveling up to us. The families were thrilled! Thank  you again for all you did for us – we’re so glad so many came and had a  great time! I hope we can work with you again in the future.  -- Anne Crawford, Youth Services Coordinator for St. Johns County Public Library System, August 15, 2013