Joel Friedlander’s website, The Book Designer, selected Jonathan LaPoma’s dark, psychological novel THE SOUL CITY SALVATION as their May 2020 Cover Design Award winner. A special thanks to theBookDesigners for creating the cover.
Jonathan LaPoma’s new novel, THE SOUL CITY SALVATION, is the #1 Hot New Release in Psychological Fiction on Amazon CA.
It also made the following Amazon Hot New Release Lists:
-#2 in Literary Fiction (Canada)
-#2 in Humorous Dark Comedy (UK)
-#2 in Humorous Literary Fiction (UK)
-#5 in Psychological Literary Fiction (UK)
-#6 in Literary Fiction (Australia)
-#13 in Humorous Literary Fiction (USA)
-#19 in Psychological Literary Fiction (USA)
“Jay is revealed to be an intriguing soul to follow, and LaPoma seamlessly depicts aspects of Jay’s mental illness as well as his attempts to get successfully published. Along the way, the author effectively plays with the theme of control—specifically, Jay’s lack of it, in both his classrooms and in his personal life . . . A good character study of an educator yearning for more will be satisfied . . . A . . . highly readable tale of a struggling but well-meaning schoolteacher.”
Almendro Arts will publish the novel on March 24, 2020.
Diane Donovan of California Bookwatch recommends Jonathan LaPoma’s latest novel, The Soul City Salvation, calling it:
“A philosophical story of growth, insight, and discovery . . . that moves beyond the usual focus on young adults to consider an adult’s evolutionary process . . . Readers looking for an introspective journey will relish The Soul City Salvation for its ever-changing evolutionary realizations which offer rich food for thought long after Jay’s story concludes.”
Jonathan LaPoma’s short, coming-of-age drama, A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES, is a finalist in the 2019 Oaxaca Film Festival’s screenplay competition. The script is competing in the “Best Legacy” and “Best Overall Script” categories. This is the script’s 10th award/honor, and LaPoma’s 161st overall.