A TELLY award winning actor, as well as an award winning writer/film director, Nico Martinez earned her BFA in Theatre and went on to study with the famous, Joe Paradise. Her stage/television credits include: Franco Zeffirelli's "Carmen" at the Metropolitan Opera, HBO's Nurse Jackie, as well as numerous television commercials and TV shows. She has crossed over into the world of writing with both fiction/non fiction. Her first romance novel "The Islanders" is the Latina immigrant experience on Long Island, as we see the underbelly of the wealthy through the eyes of 2 beautiful Latina sisters. Her non fiction book "You're A Goddess, Now Eat Like One" offers a fresh perspective on weight loss and female spirituality. Her upcoming Romance/Chick Lit series " You're Perfect, Quinn Saunders" focuses on her 30 year old heroine, Quinn, who through her weight struggles and eventual weight loss, realizes she has been searching in the wrong places (and men) for what was inside her the entire time.