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Jonathan Grant

Jonathan Grant is an award-winning writer and editor (The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia). His new novel, Chain Gang Elementary (Thornbriar Press), tells the tragicomic story of a war between a reform-minded PTA president and an authoritarian principal. A Thousand Miles to Freedom, his screenplay based on the real-life adventures of escaped slaves William and Ellen Craft, was recently optioned to a Hollywood producer. Brambleman, his novel about Forsyth County, Georgia’s racially troubled past, is scheduled for publication in early 2012.

Grant grew up on a Midwestern farm and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English. He is a former newspaper journalist and served for several years as a Georgia state government spokesman. He lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife and two children. Actively involved in community affairs, he has been a PTA president at a five-star School of Excellence, an elected member of his local school council, and a soccer coach for twelve seasons.
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Brambleman, a novel by Jonathan Grant 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 ...
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  "In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then He created school boards." -- Mark Twain   Chain Gang Elementary: a tale of war between a PTA president and a grade school principal, with casualti...
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