Trayvon Martin’s last words

The Daily Beast is reporting on the Trayvon Martin case. Specifically, what got George Zimmerman arrested and what—supposedly—were the fatally wounded teen’s last words: “You got it.” Zimmerman used hollow-point bullets in his gun, by the way. Here’s The Daily Beast’s account of Trayvon’s last moments alive and the short time following: As has been reported, Zimmerman told police officials that he lost sight of Martin and went around a townhouse to see where he was. Then he claimed Martin confronted him and punched him, knocking him down. According to The Daily Beast’s source, Zimmerman told police that when he was on the ground, Martin straddled him, striking him, and then tried to smother him. Zimmerman claimed that he yelled for help,…

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Interest in Brambleman crosses genres

One book reviewer has cleared out room on her list for Brambleman. She explains. My Thoughts:  I’m African American; and I grew up in the South.  The Lord has blessed me to have not experienced racism first hand.  I normally only read YA and paranormal books for this blog.  Yet in the light of the Trayvon Martin incident, books like this intrigue me.  So when I received the review request from the author, I accepted.  I received my paperback copy recently, so look out for my review within the next month or two.   Katrina blogs as Kindred Dreamheart. Visit her blog and check out the post.  

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Brambleman giveaway update

The Brambleman giveaway at Goodreads has concluded. More than 900 readers entered the contest, and the five lucky people won copies (at least I think they’re lucky). I’ll be mailing out their copies today. Congratulations! If you didn’t win, don’t despair! We’re still running a giveaway of Chain Gang Elmentary at Goodreads. Also, if you’re a member at LibraryThing, I’ve got an even bigger giveaway going on for both papterback and eBook versions of Brambleman and Chain Gang Elementary.  100 eBook versions of Brambleman and 50 e-copies of Chain Gang Elementary are up for grabs. If you’re a member of Goodreads or LibraryThing, register to win a book today. If not, why don’t you sign up? It’s free!      

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Forsyth County’s “Real Housewives” star divorces

I didn’t know NeNe Leakes lived in Forsyth County. (For that matter, I didn’t know NeNe Leakes.) In any case, she does—or at least, she did—and now the “Real Wives of Atlanta” star is divorced from Gregg Leakes, according to court officials in Cumming. Ms. Leakes is reportedly the highest-paid cast member of the “Reality” show, pulling in an estimated $1 million a year. The matter of her marital status had been the subject of rumors. However, the celebrity filed for divorce nearly two years ago and the divorced was finalized on September 29, 2011, according to a report filed by Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Rodney Ho. Here’s his scoop.

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Brambleman now available at Apple store

Finally.  Now you can get  Brambleman for your iPad and iPhone.  Download the sample and check it out. Brambleman A Novel by Jonathan Grant ISBN 978-0-9834921-2-2 ISBN 978-0-9834921-3-9 (ebook) Thornbriar Press Atlanta Paperback suggested retail: $18.95 ebook suggested retail:  $8.99 Down-and-out Atlanta writer Charlie Sherman has no idea what madness awaits him when a mysterious stranger convinces him to finish a dead man’s book about a horrific crime that’s gone unpunished for decades. What Charlie inherits is an unwieldy manuscript about the mob-driven expulsion of more than 1,000 blacks from Forsyth County, Georgia in 1912. During the course of his work, Charlie uncovers a terrible secret involving a Forsyth County land grab. Due to its proximity to Atlanta, the stolen farm is…

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Brambleman giveaway a hit on Goodreads–register to win a copy!

UPDATE: The giveaway has ended and 5 winners picked from 904 entries.  You can still enter the giveaway for both paperbakc and eBok versions of Brambleman at LibraryThing. Registering a 4.6 on the Reader Scale. Wow. Brambleman is taking off at Goodreads. With one more day left register for the book giveaway, 640 people have signed up to win a paperback copy. (There are only 5 available, alas.)  Also, 20 people put the book on their to-read list Friday. That’s really exciting! I’ve spent the past couple of days sending out both Chain Gang Elementary and Brambleman to reviewers after receiving 17 requests. There’s another giveaway going on a LibraryThing. It’s going on until May 1. While 59 people have signed up…

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