Jonathan LaPoma

Author / Screenwriter

THE SOUL CITY SALVATION, #1 Amazon Hot New Release on Amazon CA

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)

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THE SOUL CITY SALVATION, #1 Hot New Release on Amazon CA

Jonathan LaPoma’s new novel, THE SOUL CITY SALVATION, has climbed to the top of the Hot New Release list in the Psychological Fiction category on Amazon Canada.

It’s 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)

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Kirkus Reviews Recommends THE SOUL CITY SALVATION

Kirkus Reviews recommends Jonathan LaPoma’s new darkly comic, psychologically epic novel, The Soul City Salvation:

“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.

THE SOUL CITY SALVATION Available for Review on NetGalley

Jonathan LaPoma’s latest novel, THE SOUL CITY SALVATION, is now live on NetGalley. To review the novel, click here.

Diane Donovan of California Bookwatch had this to say about the novel:

“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.”

California Bookwatch Recommends THE SOUL CITY SALVATION

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.”

To read the first two chapters of The Soul City Salvation, click here. 

A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES a Finalist in Oaxaca Film Fest

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.

HAMMOND Earns 5 Stars from High Ranked Goodreads Reviewer

India’s third “Most Followed” and “Best Reviewer” on Goodreads, Archit Ojha, had this to say about Jonathan LaPoma’s novel HAMMOND:
 
“Jonathan LaPoma is one of the best authors I have come across. He makes it a point to stir the emotions in your heart you never knew existed…Books like this make you think after you are done reading it and they stay with you, for the better and worse…The writing is poetic, lyrical and anything you associate with the word “melody”…
 
The pages turned themselves, a ride full of emotions…You stick with his till the end. Boy! You wish there is no end.
 
I have been given a vivid picture of Buffalo through this novel and I cannot wait to be there in person…The twists and turns his life takes and then, the ending, a flawless ending…I give Hammond a perfect 5 stars.”
 

The Two Gay Geeks Interview Jon LaPoma

The Two Gay Geeks interviewed Jonathan LaPoma for their latest webcast. LaPoma answered questions about his novels and screenplays, explaining their origins and thematic material, along with his writing process and history.

To listen to the webcast, click here.