Martha Brockenbrough has interviewed celebrities (once in a private jet), founded National Grammar Day, wrote game questions for Cranium and Trivial Pursuit, worked as a strap cutter in a golf bag manufacturing company, taught high school students, and edited MSN.com—and not necessarily in that order. Martha volunteers with Readergirlz.com and lives in Seattle with her husband, their two daughters, and their two dogs.
DEVINE INTERVENTION is her first novel. Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic is her publisher, the house responsible for many of her favorite books, including Harry Potter, everything by Jaclyn Moriarty, Francisco X. Stork, and Lisa Yee, Dan Santat's SIDEKICKS, and the picture books of Shaun Tan. (Look here for more information about the wonderful Arthur A. Levine Books.)
Martha is the author of four books:
- Devine Intervention, a young adult novel about the world's most inept guardian angel and the girl he accidentally kills.
- The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy (forthcoming, Arthur A. Levine Books)
- Things That Make Us [Sic], published in 2008 by St. Martin's Press
- It Could Happen to You, published in 2002 by Andrews McMeel Universal
Martha is on the national blog team for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.