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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Martha Brockenbrough, our media specialist

On Saturday, I (Holly) joined strangers and friends alike to celebrate Martha Brockenbrough's new book, Things that Make Us [Sic] at her Third Place Books event. Highlights included having my grammar fortune told by Grammarella (I'm a comma: "You help people pause for reflection and comprehension. You're like a breath of fresh air."), seeing Joni Sensel, author of The Humming of Numbers, and chatting about visions and revisions, and hearing Jolie Stekly's Big News (woohoo, Jolie!).

Here's a shot of us, pinched from Jolie's blog (Joni, Martha, Holly, Jolie):


I was a Martha fan long before I met her, and she's just as hilarious and approachable and brilliant in person as in her columns, books, and SPOGG (The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar). Here, she chats about Bob Dylan, laying, lying, and...naughty chickens:



Holly Cupala, Author & rgz diva

9 comments:

Melissa Walker said...

I'm a huge Martha fan! Grammar, chicken jokes, a trapeze-style top? She's a dream!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

I am howling over the video. Martha is a gem!

Thanks so much, Holly! I'm so pleased you were able to attend the partaaaaaay!

Little Willow said...

Martha's hilarious.

a. fortis said...

Very cool! I saw that book at the library. I'll have to check it out!

Martha Brockenbrough said...

Aw, thanks, chicks! (And I mean that in the most fowl sense of the word...)

holly cupala said...

To read Martha is to love her - I'm reading TTMUS now!

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