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Martha Brockenbrough

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Martha Brockenbrough is author of The Game of Love and Death, Finding Bigfoot, The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy, and Devine Intervention, books for young readers. For adults, she has written 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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Devine Intervention
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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.”
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“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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“I don’t know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.”
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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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