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DeKalb author Jonathan Grant has made a generous donation of his works to DeKalb County libraries. On Wednesday, Grant, co-author and editor of the award-winning The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia, presented Kim Hill, manager of the Tucker-Reid [...]
Libraries are having a tough time these days, with their acquisitions budgets being cut to shreds. I had already donated several copies of Chain Gang Elementary to my library system for their local author program, so I pushed forward with Brambleman as well. (Click here to see Chain Gang [...]
This five-star review for Chain Gang Elementary came in yesterday on Goodreads from Sandy Pfefferkorn:
Recommended for: teachers, parents
I just finished this book on my Kindle Fire on Friday and recommend it wholeheartedly! Jonathan Grant captured the bureaucracy of a school ruled by a controlling principal who refuses to give up control [...]
I participated in an Independent Book Publishers Association promotion that ran in the August 27 issue of Publishers Weekly. I couldn’t ask for better position: Brambleman was at the top right side of Page 3. It will be featured in PW again in October, hopefully with a review.
Thornbriar Press will be back at the Decatur Book Festival this year, and we’re happy to to be promoting the imprint’s latest title, Brambleman as well as the critically acclaimed, award-winning Chain Gang Elementary.
In addition, we’ll be offering the collectors edition of the groundbreaking work, The Way It Was in the [...]
On the way back from a trip, I stopped by the Macon Barnes and Noble 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 [...]
(Note: There’s a giveaway of Chain Gang Elementary going on. Check it out.)
Mama Zen writes:
Jonathan Grant, author of Chain Gang Elementary (Thornbriar Press, 2011), just might be my new favorite writer. You want to laugh? Grant writes with smart, sardonic wit. You want to be moved to tears of heartbreak [...]
Thornbriar Press was founded in 2011 to publish quality works of fiction and nonfiction. Its inaugural offering is Chain Gang Elementary by Atlanta author Jonathan Grant. Thorbriar’s most recent offering, Brambleman, commemorates the centennial of Forsyth County Georgia’s infamous 1912 ethnic cleansing and the 25th anniversary of Hosea Williams’ famous civil rights march to Cumming, Georgia in 1987. Both books are [...]