Jonathan Grant


Jonathan Grant is the award-winning co-author and editor of The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia (University of Georgia Press). Currently, he publishes, a news website covering educational issues. His first novel, Chain Gang Elementary, will be available soon.

Grant grew up on a Midwestern farm and graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in English. He is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and bureau chief with The Macon Telegraph. He also served as a Georgia state government spokesman for six years.

He lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife and two children. Actively involved in community affairs, he has served as PTA president at a five-star Georgia School of Excellence, an elected member of his local school council, and as a soccer coach for twelve seasons.

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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 184,110. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.31 from 13 reviews)
2013 Benjamin Franklin Award Homeless writer Charlie Sherman is tricked by a stranger into finishing a dead man’s book about the 1912 ethnic cleansing of African Americans in Forsyth County GA. Charlie uncovers a more recent crime that enriches a Forsyth clan. He becomes convinced he’s been chosen by a Higher Power to wreak justice and vengeance upon those who profit from evil. Things get weird.
Chain Gang Elementary
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 125,510. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.13 from 8 reviews)
A Tale of war between the PTA president and principal at Malliford School, aka Chain Gang Elementary-home to vast right-wing conspiracies, 3rd-grade gangsters, and bake sale embezzlers, where toxic childhood secrets fester, reformers go mad, and culture wars escalate into armed conflict. A One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest for schools.

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