Brambleman “leaves you emotionally spent and infinitely wiser”

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…

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Five stars for Brambleman from Athens

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.

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Inmate gets 20 years tacked on for assaulting black guard

Attacking a prison guard is never a good idea, especially if you’re an inmate. But you can always make it worse. You can brag that you’re going to attack the next black corrections officer you see, and then follow through. Read more.  

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That Forsyth County sign-stealing controversy won’t go away

The Cumming Patch has a report on the Forsyth County “sign stealing” controversy.  An investigation is ongoing; no arrests have been made; and yes, the former director of the local Chamber of Commerce, Joni Owens, is right in the middle of it. Read more.  

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Book signing at Macon Barnes & Noble Aug. 30

Here’s the link to the announcement of my upcoming author event. I’ve scheduled a book signing Thursday, August 30 at 6 p.m. at the Macon Barnes and Noble. This is especially cool because it will be a homecoming for me. Once upon a time, I was a young editor at the Macon Telegraph. I married Judy in the gazebo in Central City Park. It’s a very nice gazebo and has stood the test of time fairly well, as you can see. Anyway, to my Middle Georgia friends: Y’all come see us!  

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