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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Free paper shredding in Forsyth County!

I know you’vel got documents up there you need to get rid of. Now’s the time! Times: 10:oo a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dates: Monday,  April 23,  through Friday, April 27 Place: Shredderman  Document Destruction Service 3605 North Parkway  Cumming, Georgia 30040 In association with Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (Infrormation: 770.205.4573).  

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Harris Neck: It will take an act of Congress to right this wrong

Jim Galloway has written an excellent article about the resurrection of efforts to seek justice for the former McIntosh County, Georgia residents (and their descendants) who were evicted from their land during World War II to make way for a military base that was never built.  And after the war, instead of returning the land as promised to the people it belonged to—who happened to be black—the federal government eventually turned it into the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. For decades, the land’s rightful owners fought to regain what had been lost, to no avail. It appeared to be a dead issue—one of those historical injustices that appeared to be cast in stone (and may yet be). The only possible solution would…

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