Martha Brockenbrough’s catalog of books — award-winning novels to YA lit, nonfiction biographies to picture books — is easily enough to recommend going to hear her talk when she hits Spokane. But her list of achievements doesn’t stop there, and some of the other things she’s done has hit this word geek right in the sweet spot. For example, Brockenbrough established National Grammar Day back in 2008 (she is, after all, founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar). She’s also authored game questions for both Cranium and Trivial Pursuit (swoon!). Her appearance will surely touch on her Trump biography Unpresidented and her Washington State Book Award winner The Game of Love and Death, but I’m hoping she throws some trivia at the audience, too.
Thu, Sept. 19 at 7 pm • Free • Auntie’s Bookstore • 402 W. Main • auntiesbooks.com • 838-0206
— Dan Nailen