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Martha Brockenbrough is author of THE DINOSAUR TOOTH FAIRY and DEVINE INTERVENTION, a young adult novel about the world's worst guardian angel, the girl he's looking after, and the 24 hours they have to sneak her soul into heaven after the unthinkable happens. It's been optioned for film by the producer and director of "Ghost," and the the screenwriter of "Mrs. Doubtfire." Her other books include
Things That Make Us [Sic], a hilarious guide to things that can go wrong with English, and It Could Happen to You, a diary of her first pregnancy. She's the founder of National Grammar Day and SPOGG, the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar.


It's hard to imagine a writer with more influence over young readers than Judy Blume. It's not just that her voice is true and appealing. It's also that she writes about the things kids hunger for (which is probably why she is often in the sights of book censors).


More than 80 million copies of her books have been sold, and they're available in more than 32 languages, making her beloved around t...

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Published on July 20, 2014 07:29
Average rating: 3.52 · 925 ratings · 244 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Devine Intervention
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Things That Make Us (Sic): ...
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It Could Happen to You: Dia...
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The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy
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" Jerome Hancock was ready to be nothing in life. He had no plans for college or even the near future. He had this delinquent way of seeing everything and nothing, other than getting into trouble, was on his mind. But then while he and his cousin, M... " Read more of this review »
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" I always enjoyed Martha Brockenbrough's work on MSN Encarta, but I enjoyed Things That Make Us [Sic] even more. This book not only because it reinforces everything one already knows about the English language, but also because it reminds us of les... " Read more of this review »
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“When you miss someone, they leave a person-shaped hole behind in the world that nothing can ever fill. If you don't keep thinking about them, the edges of the hole shrink and fade. You can't let go or the last of them disappears.”
Martha Brockenbrough, Devine Intervention

“There's a fine line between funny and annoying – and it's exactly the width of a quotation mark.”
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“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
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Martha Mada wrote: "Can't wait to read Devine Intervention. It seems so funny and amazing and I loved the cover ever since I read the synopsis on Goodreads. Too bad I can get one with your special stamp from Book Depo..."

Mada, if you send me your mailing address, I will send you a signed bookplate with the stamp. I'll have to design one so it won't be instant. But I will do it!


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Mada Can't wait to read Devine Intervention. It seems so funny and amazing and I loved the cover ever since I read the synopsis on Goodreads. Too bad I can get one with your special stamp from Book Depository :(.


Martha Jane wrote: "Hi, Martha! Miss Grammar Queen! Good to see you on Good Reads! Thanks for adding me here as well as on Linked In. You're so awesome, I love your posts, your articles, and I really need to buy that ..."

Thank you, Jane! Nice to see you here, too! I hope you're having a delightful fall.


Lady Jane Hi, Martha! Miss Grammar Queen! Good to see you on Good Reads! Thanks for adding me here as well as on Linked In. You're so awesome, I love your posts, your articles, and I really need to buy that book of yours as well! The one titled "Things That Makes Us (Sic)." Before my grammar slips to the point of making YOU sic, I will end it here. :) Cheers and have a delightful afternoon, Madame!


Martha Miss Erin,

You have it...right? Let me know. If you don't, I can send.

Happy holidays!


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Erin Hello, fellow readergirlz teammate! :)
I so want to read your book...I am such a grammar nerd.


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