John Greaves III


John Greaves III is a writer specializing in young adult fiction. Originally from Monrovia, Liberia, he emigrated to the United States along with his mother shortly after a coup d' etat in April of 1980.

Greaves graduated from high school at the age of 16 and since earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has been a bouncer, amateur kickboxer, insurance claim adjuster, construction worker, strength coach and freelance writer. He's been shot at on three continents, is a former Southern Regional Champion for the International Kickboxing Federation survived rocket and mortar attacks and twice has had to subdue attacking dogs barehanded. Most importantly, he's an unstoppable juggernaut at Jeopardy! Since turning his competitive drive to powerlifting, Greaves has earned awards through Southern Powerlifting Federation, Sonlight Power and USA Powerlifting.

He resumed his writing career while deployed to Falluja, Iraq as part of an artillery unit which provided fire support for Operation Phantom Fury and began writing between calls for fire support.

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A Different Kind Of Giant (Zac and Mya)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,350. Language: American English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A powerfully built dwarf teenager battles prejudice and assorted criminals on the outskirts of Atlanta while trying to build a new life after losing his parents to a drunk driver. Along the way he meets a beautiful Filipina model with a troubled past who challenges him to ignore labels and become a different kind of giant.

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