Martine Leavitt is a Canadian American writer of young adult novels and a writing teacher.
Martine was born in 1953 in Alberta, Canada. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, first class honours, from the University of Calgary and a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College. She has seven children and seventeen grandchildren and lives with her husband in Alberta, Canada.
Martine has published ten novels for young adults, most recently Calvin, which won the Governor General's Literary Award of Canada. Other titles by Leavitt include Keturah and Lord Death, a finalist for the US National Book Award, Tom Finder, winner of the Mr. Christie Award, and Heck Superhero, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her novels have been published in Japan, Korea, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands.