Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! is a finalist in the 2018 Twister Alley International Film Festival. This is the script’s 10th award/honor and LaPoma’s 154th overall.
Jonathan LaPoma’s dark and disturbing literary novel THE SUMMER OF CRUD is an Amazon Hot New Release on Amazon’s UK store.
Barnes & Noble selected Jonathan LaPoma’s dark and disturbing coming-of-age novel THE SUMMER OF CRUD to its B&N Press Presents list (February/March 2018), where “B&N Press editors have handpicked the best books from emerging authors and new voices.”
The novel has also been recommended by Kirkus Reviews.
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)
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, 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.
Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS won the grand prize in the 2017 Hollywood Screenplay Contest (comedy category). HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (AMERICAN PIE, FINAL DESTINATION, THE BIG HIT) in July 2017.