Jonathan LaPoma

Author / Screenwriter

UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN a #1 Amazon Best Seller

Jonathan LaPoma’s award-winning novel UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN is an Amazon Best Seller in the following Kindle categories/stores:

-#1 Metaphysical (Canada)

-#1 Metaphysical & Visionary (Canada)

-#1 Religious & Inspirational (Canada)

-Ranked 28th overall (Canada)

-#1 Metaphysical & Visionary (Australia)

-#3 Religion & Spirituality (Australia)

-#12 Literary Fiction (Australia)

-#4 Metaphysical (UK)

-#6 Metaphysical & Visionary (UK)

Jon LaPoma Places Two Scripts in World Series of Screenwriting

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedies HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS and DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! both placed in the comedy category of the 2017 World Series of Screenwriting, with HARM winning 3rd place, and DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! placing as a finalist.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (AMERICAN PIE, FINAL DESTINATION, THE BIG HIT) in July 2017.

LaPoma’s eleven screenplays have won 149 awards/honors.

Kirkus Reviews Recommends THE SUMMER OF CRUD

Kirkus Reviews, one of the world’s most respected book review journals, recommended Jonathan LaPoma’s dark and disturbing coming-of-age novel, THE SUMMER OF CRUD, calling it, “A rollicking, entertaining adventure on the open road starring two ferocious youths fueled by booze, pot, and canned spaghetti . . . A slender, fast-paced, fever-dreamed excursion . . . undeniably addictive.”

THE SUMMER OF CRUD will be published by Almendro Arts in February 2018.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS a Finalist in Screenplay Festival

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a finalist in the 2017 Screenplay Festival. This is the script’s 22nd award/honor and LaPoma’s 146th overall.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (AMERICAN PIE, FINAL DESTINATION, THE BIG HIT) in July 2017.