On the way back from a trip, I stopped by the Macon Barnes and Noble this afternoon and saw that the good people there are ready for the book signing this Thursday, August 30. If you’re in Middle Georgia, drop by. I’ll be signing copies of Brambleman and Chain Gang Elementary from 6 p.m. to whenever. If you can’t make it–and I hope you can—I’ll also be appearing at the Thornbriar Press booth at the Decatur Book Festival this Saturday and Sunday. If you want to know more about any of these events, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more info on Brambleman. Click here for more info on Chain Gang Elementary.
Based on unoffical results, Sheriff Ted Paxton lost a close race to challenger Duane Piper. From the local Patch: UPDATE: 9:13 p.m. UNOFFICIAL FINAL RESULTS 25 OF 25 PRECINCTS REPORTING Sheriff Race: Paxton – 6624 and Piper – 6965 County Commision District 4 Race: Mills – 2508 and Bell – 1316 Coroner Race: Pais – 7485 and Bennett – 5510 U.S. Representative, District 9 Race: Zoller – 3075 and Collins – 2492 (these numbers only include Forsyth County) Click here for complete totals. Read more.
A new review, posted on Brambleman‘s Amazon.com page: “I thoroughly enjoyed the main character and his interactions with the other characters. The story is inter-woven with the believable and unbelievable so well that you feel the emotion of it all. … well worth reading.” If you haven’t seen it already, check out the new Brambleman flyer. I’ve posted a downloadable pdf file so you can also send copies to friends. Let people know about this extraordinary book! Thanks!
Just got in the following brief review from NetGalley.com. “Love the story! The book was really long, and I occasionally caught myself thinking “how long will this guy be on the run,” or “again, seriously somenone is trying to kill him, AGAIN.” However, the pacing and actual STORY was so good, I didn’t care. Excellent read!” – Mechelle Craig Just a reminder: If you’re a blogger, reviewer, librarian, or journalist, you can sign up to get review copies of Brambleman at NetGalley. (Link is above.)
Maria Miaoulis at Reading for Pleasure has given Brambleman five stars. In her review, Maria writes: … (Grant) keeps the suspense building throughout the entire book. There’s no way to guess how it will end since you never know what each turn of the page will bring. The main character’s plight is just a never-ending series of misfortunate events, all seemingly designed to stop him from righting the wrongs done to others so long ago. Somehow though he finds the wherewithal to keep going, and you can’t help but cheer him on and hope for a “happy ending” after all he’s been through. The supernatural element adds further drama since you can’t tell whether Charles is working for a vengeful God or has unknowingly made a…
Katy Sozaeva, a voracious reader and prolific viewer over in Athans, has posted a five-star review of Brambleman on her “Now is Gone” blog. Among other things, she says: Grant obviously has spent a great deal of time researching the people of this great state, and I feel he did a really good job of bringing it all the life. The characters are all wonderfully developed, unique, and grow (most of them) through the course of the book. All-in-all, I can highly recommend this excellent story. … the ending is well worth the trip and literally gave me goosebumps. A very satisfying story, a superbly gratifying read, and one you really don’t want to miss. Read the whole review.