June Casagrande
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Agent: Laurie Abkemeier
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June Casagrande is a writer and journalist whose weekly grammar/humor column, "A Word, Please," appears in community newspapers in California, Florida, and Texas. She is a former staff writer and editor for the Los Angeles Times' community news division and has written articles for other regional and national publications. She also writes scripts for television trailers. Casagrande was born in New York City, grew up in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg/Tampa area and now lives in Pasadena, California.

  • THE JOY OF SYNTAX: A Simple Guide to All the Grammar You Know You Should Know
    Ten Speed Press, 2018
  • THE BEST PUNCTUATION BOOK, PERIOD: A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson
    Ten Speed Press, 2014
  • IT WAS THE BEST OF SENTENCES, IT WAS THE WORST OF SENTENCES: A Writer's Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences
    Ten Speed Press, 2010
  • MORTAL SYNTAX: 101 Language Choices that Will Get You Clobbered by the Grammar Snobs—Even if You're Right
    Penguin, 2008
  • GRAMMAR SNOBS ARE GREAT BIG MEANIES: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite
    Penguin, 2006