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Official Website of Best Selling Author
2.3 million copies sold

Love and Sabotage

American Fiction Awards Finalist
and Silver Literary Titan Award Winner
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For over fifty years, Martha Tolles has been writing books, essays, and short stories. To date, she has written twelve novels, eight of which were published by Scholastic. 

With over 2.3 million copies sold in three languages, Tolles continues to delight young readers. Recently, she has forayed into adult fiction with her newest release Love and Sabotage. 

Today, Tolles is a member of the Authors Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Furthermore, her papers—including books, letters, and manuscripts—have been accepted at the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History at her alma mater Smith College.

in the media

The Marvelous Ms. Tolles

Smith College

Martha Tolles ’43 has a fundamental approach to writing: “Start off with reality and then make it up from there.” It has served her well over the decades...

At 97, Author Tolles Has Even More Tales to Tell

Outlook Newspaper

With eight children’s novels and three other serialized stories published and sales of more than two million copies, Martha Tolles finally decided...

Celebrated Author Martha Tolles Honored by Cambridge Who's Who

24-7 Press Release

If you asked Martha Tolles what she would be doing in 1965 five years prior, she most certainly wouldn't answer celebrating the completion of my first book." And yet...

At 97, Children's Author Publishes Her First Novel for Adults

Palo Alto Online

"I realize not everyone can enjoy good health, but it's still possible to do things when you're quite old," said 97-year-old Martha Tolles. "That's the good news...


Love and Sabotage

"I LOVED this book. 

I was completely immersed in the story and found it to be a real page-turner! I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The details of WWII are accurate and add to the exciting sense of 'being there.'"


Amazon Customer

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