Martha Brockenbrough

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Martha Brockenbrough
BornMartha Elizabeth Brockenbrough
Seattle, Washington
NationalityAmerican
Notable awardsKirkus Prize Finalist
2015
YALSA Nominee
2015
Parents' Choice Award
2015
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award
2016
Washington State Book Award
2016
Website
marthabrockenbrough.com

Martha Brockenbrough is an American author of fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. Her first book, It Could Happen To You: Diary Of A Pregnancy and Beyond, was published by Andrews McMeel Publishing in 2002. She is the founder of The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG) and of National Grammar Day (observed in the United States since 2008).[1][2]

Life[edit]

Brockenbrough was born in Seattle, Washington, and graduated in 1992 from Stanford University, where she studied Classics and English. She was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, the Stanford Daily.[3]

Career[edit]

Brockenbrough was editor of MSN.com[4] and was an educational humor columnist for Encarta.com before its demise in 2009.[5] She founded National Grammar Day in 2008.[6]

Writing awards[edit]

Brockenbrough's young adult novel The Game of Love and Death, published 2015, was a finalist for the 2015 Kirkus Prize,.[7] The book was selected as one of the Top 10 Romances for Youth by the American Library Association's publication, Booklist.[8] It is also a nominee for YALSA's Best Books For Young Adults in 2016.[9] It was listed as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2015,[10] and won the 2016 Washington State Book Awards in the category Books For Young Adults.[11]

In spring 2016, The Discovery Channel published Brockenbrough's Shark Week: Everything You Need to Know. Publishers Weekly recommended the book to young readers.[12]

Prior to The Game of Love and Death, Brockenbrough wrote Devine Intervention, a Kirkus Reviews Top 100 Books for Teens selection in 2012,[13] and was selected by the Kansas State Reading Circle.[14] It also won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association book award for 2016.[15]

Bibliography[edit]

Fiction[edit]

  • Brockenbrough, Martha (June 1, 2012). Devine Intervention. Arthur A. Levine Books. ISBN 978-0545382137.[16]
  • Brockenbrough, Martha (June 25, 2013). The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy. Arthur A. Levine. ISBN 978-0545244664.[17]
  • Brockenbrough, Martha (April 28, 2015). The Game of Love and Death. Arthur A. Levine Books. ISBN 978-0545668347.[18][19][20]

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Brockenbrough, Martha (September 2, 2002). It Could Happen To You: Diary Of A Pregnancy and Beyond. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 978-0740726859.
  • Brockenbrough, Martha (October 14, 2008). Things That Make Us [Sic]. St. Martin's Press. p. 272. ISBN 978-0312378080.
  • Brockenbrough, Martha (August 13, 2013). Finding Bigfoot. Feiwel & Friends. p. 160. ISBN 978-1250040909.[21]
  • Brockenbrough, Martha; Discovery (May 17, 2016). Shark Week:Everything You Need to Know. Feiwel & Friends. p. 160. ISBN 978-1250097774.
  • Brockenbrough, Martha (September 5, 2017). Alexander Hamilton - Revolutionary. Feiwel & Friends. ISBN 978-1250123190.[22]
  • Brockenbrough, Martha (November 13, 2018) Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump. Feiwel & Friends. ISBN 9781250308030.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Grammar Day". Quick and Dirty Tips.
  2. ^ McIntyre, John. "Prepare yourself for National Grammar Day", The Baltimore Sun, February 27, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Stanford Daily 29 January 1992 — The Stanford Daily". stanforddailyarchive.com.
  4. ^ Midwest Writers (13 April 2015). "Martha Brockenbrough Joins MWW15 Faculty". Midwest Writer's Workshop.
  5. ^ Macmillan Publishers. "Martha Brockenbrough".
  6. ^ The Christian Science Monitor (2 March 2013). "The imperatives of National Grammar Day". The Christian Science Monitor.
  7. ^ Dwyer, Colin (30 September 2015). "In Sophomore Year, Kirkus Prize Features An Eclectic Mix Of Finalists". NPR.org. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
  8. ^ Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth: 2015, by Ilene Cooper - Booklist Online. booklistonline.com.
  9. ^ "BFYA Nominations". ala.org.
  10. ^ "Best Books of 2015 | Publishers Weekly". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  11. ^ "Books For Young Adults 2016 | Seattle Public Library". spl.org. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  12. ^ "Shark Week:Everything You Need to Know". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  13. ^ "Best Children's Books of 2012". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  14. ^ "KNEA - RCC Item". www.knea.org. Archived from the original on 2015-10-08.
  15. ^ "2016 Book Awards".
  16. ^ Carpenter, Susan (11 June 2012). "Review: 'Devine Intervention' shows there's life in afterlife". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  17. ^ "The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy". Booklist. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Game of Love and Death". Booklist.
  19. ^ "Martha Brockenbrough's The Game of Love and Death". Kirkus Reviews. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  20. ^ "Game of Love and Death". Scholastic. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Between the Lines » 2014 » November". wa.gov.
  22. ^ SLJ (5 September 2017). "Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough". School Library Journal. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Unpresidented | Martha Brockenbrough | Macmillan". US Macmillan. Retrieved 2018-09-11.