News • January 5th, 2020
News • September 7th, 2019
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.
News • July 23rd, 2019
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.
News • June 4th, 2019
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.
News • April 4th, 2019
Four Moon Reviews gave Jonathan LaPoma’s coming-of-age novel THE SUMMER OF CRUD four stars:
“I don’t recommend this book for the faint of heart. This book is raw and written bluntly. Nothing in this book has its edges sanded down or rounded off. The topics of mental health, addiction, abuse and physical pain are not made over into something less terrible than they are . . . If you are into blunt material that doesn’t always receive the storybook happy ending then this book is probably for you.”
News • March 6th, 2019
Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy/action script, THE KIDNAPPED, is a finalist in the 2019 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest. This is LaPoma’s 160th overall award/honor for his thirteen scripts.
News • February 22nd, 2019
Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy THE KIDNAPPED is a finalist in the 2019 Twister Alley Film Festival. This is LaPoma’s 159th award/honor for his 13 screenplays.
News • February 7th, 2019
Jonathan LaPoma’s newest coming-of-age novel, HAMMOND, is the #1 Hot New Release in Sports Fiction and the #8 Hot New Release in Coming of Age Fiction on Amazon Australia.
It’s also the #2 bestseller in Sports Fiction on Amazon UK and Australia, and the #3 bestseller in Sports Fiction on Amazon Canada.
News • January 23rd, 2019
The Beverly Hills Film Festival selected Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy/action script, THE KIDNAPPED, to its 2019 screenwriting competition. This is the script’s 3rd award/honor and LaPoma’s 158th overall.
Author and blogger Yawatta Hosby gave Jonathan LaPoma’s new novel, HAMMOND, 5 stars:
“The author did a great job with characterization and voice. The drama and angst was very well done as well. I prayed for them to win the basketball championship so they could have something good happen in their lives. Did they win? Did they lose? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
I RECOMMEND the book to read.”
To read the full review, click here.