Hey, Forsyth County folks!

I know you can hear me, so listen up. Stores in and near Forsyth County now have Brambleman, the Forsyth County saga, in stock. Humpus Bumpus in Cumming and the Barnes and Noble in Alpharetta, specifically. Check first to make sure they haven’t sold out. Humpus Bumpus Books  703 Atlanta Road Cumming, GA 30040 770 781-9705  Visit store website Barnes and…

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Review of Brambleman: “Extremely well-written”

Elizabeth A. White has postedreview of Brambleman. Hers is the first cohesive, independent report of the book, and I’m happy to report that she read what I wrote. (For many writers and reviewers, this isn’t always the case.) In summing up, she writes: Like his first novel, Chain Gang Elementary, Jonathan Grant’s highly ambitious and engaging second novel, Brambleman, once…

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Update on George Zimmerman: Out of contact but on the Web

George Zimmerman’s attorneys report that they’re off his case, saying they’ve lost contact with him. Zimmerman has set up a fundraising website to help pay his living expenses and attorneys’ fees. Yesterday, the special prosecutor in the case, Angela Corey, announced that she would not present the case of Trayvon Martin’s fatal shooting by Zimmerman to a grand jury. Instead, she will decide…

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Brambleman, Chain Gang Giveaway at LibraryThing

I just finished setting up a book giveaway for both Brambleman and Chain Gang Elementary at Library Thing. This link should work, at least for today, since it’s set to the most recent start date on the giveaways.  I’m giving away 5 paperback copies of Brambleman and a whole bunch (100) eBooks. I’m giving away 10 paperback copies of Chain…

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Georgia’s “stand your ground” law faces court test

Because it could happen here. By the way, a Georgia man who’s been arrested and charged with malice murder is claiming he should be set free under Georgia’s “stand your ground” law.  Police disagree. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A federal lawsuit was filed Monday asking that Georgia’s “stand your ground law” be struck down because it’s vague and could result…

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Hosea Williams’s legacy lives on with Easter Fest

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: About 10,000 homeless and hungry found food. Hundreds —  needing clothes, medical attention and things as simple as a shampoo and a haircut — found that, and more, Easter Sunday at the Georgia Dome. It was the 10th annual staging of the Hosea Feed the Hungry Easter Fest, carried out by hundreds of volunteers and led…

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