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"Frequently hysterical ... devastatingly honest writing that surprises with its occasional beauty and hits home with the keenness of its insight." 

—Kirkus Reviews, starred review


"So much fun... an insightful story about seizing life for all it’s worth while you have the chance."

—Publishers Weekly

"It is a pleasure to read a writer who so delights in language, and who writes so captivatingly in a teen voice with such imaginative description."

— Los Angeles Times

“This is a love story. Not a romantic love story, but a story of the development of a deep caring relationship with another being. Humorous and sad at times, it brings us to ask ourselves what we think about heaven and how we get there. Believable and fast-paced, it keeps us reading to the end.”

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Devine Intervention: the movie (!?!)

In my wildest dreams, I never imagined I'd be saying this, but ...

Movie rights for DEVINE INTERVENTION have been sold.  

Here's the official news: 

Jerry Zucker and Janet Zucker at Zucker Productions (AirplaneNaked GunGhostand screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer have optioned Martha Brockenbrough's YA debut, Devine Intervention, in which a guardian angel in a rehab program for wayward souls accidentally kills the girl he's supposed to watch over, and fails to get her into heaven. Singer (Mrs. Doubtfire) is adapting; Josie Freedman at ICM on behalf of Jill Corcoran at the Herman Agency brokered the deal.

The Zuckers, whom I met at their lovely home in Los Angeles, are the people behind some of my all-time favorite movies: AIRPLANE and GHOST.

Randi Singer, who joined us for a conversation ranging from bracelets to dental anesthesia, wrote MRS. DOUBTFIRE, a movie that made me laugh and cry--very often simultaneously. 

It's beyond surreal that the people who made the movies that became part of my storytelling DNA liked my book enough to want to make a movie out of it. It honestly never even occurred to me to daydream about such things. And of course, there are miles to go before it actually happens.

For now, though, I am so thrilled that people whose work I love enjoyed my book. I'm not sure there's a greater feeling in the world than that.

Thank you to Josie Freedman, my film agent at ICM, and to Jill Corcoran, my literary agent, for working together to make this happen.


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Reader Comments (8)

Wow! and WOW! Congratulations!

I do actually daydream about having a movie made after my MG, because that's how it plays in my head as I'm writing it.

I just get so excited for the author whenever something like that happens! Enjoy!
June 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRosie Pova
What phenomenal news- congratulations!!!
June 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon Polson
Congratulations, Martha! So well deserved!
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLia Keyes
wow ! your post is so informative and so helpful. I am waiting for your next post. keep it up.
June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPetter Joe
This is soooooo wonderful! I celebrate with you, Martha! xox
June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLorie Ann Grover
Too awesome! Congratulations.
June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
Martha! That is so great! I am so happy for you! I just started reading it and it's wonderful! You are so talented. Feel lucky to have known you...
June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine Chioma
That's great! I read it and loved it, and so did my daughter, who also loved Mrs. Doubtfire. Congratulations!
July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Crews

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