Grammardog was founded in 2001 by Mary Jane McKinney, a high school English teacher and dedicated grammarian. She and other experienced English teachers in both high school and college regard grammar and style as the key to unlocking the essence of an author. Their philosophy that grammar and literature are best understood when learned together led to the formation of Grammardog, a means of sharing knowledge about the structure and patterns of language unique to specific authors. These patterns are what make a great book a great book. The arduous task of analyzing any work for grammar and style has yielded a unique product guaranteed to enlighten the reader of literary classics. Grammardog's strategy is to put an author's words under the microscope. The result yields an increased appreciation of the art of writing and awareness of the importance and power of language.