Jonathan LaPoma

Author / Screenwriter / Songwriter

Posts Tagged ‘Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story’

DEVELOPING MINDS a Top 12 “Sidesplittingly Hilarious” Novel on Wiki.ezvid

Danica Jambalos included Jonathan LaPoma’s coming-of-age novel DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY in her “12 Sidesplittingly Hilarious Novels For All Readers” Wiki.ezvid video.

She had this to say about the novel:

“Jonathan LaPoma gives us a coming-of-age novel that tackles alienation, misguided hopes, and addiction, making the tale perfect for those who enjoy satire and darker humor.”

DEVELOPING MINDS Wins Bronze In FAPA President’s Awards

Jonathan LaPoma’s best-selling novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, won the bronze medal in the 2016 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Awards.

DEVELOPING MINDS follows a group of recent college graduates who struggle with alienation and their addictions as they try to survive a year of teaching in dysfunctional Miami public schools. The novel is a #1 Amazon Best Seller in the “Satire” and “Urban Life” Kindle categories, and it also won the 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes (Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction category).

LaPoma’s literary works and screenplays have won over 90 awards/honors in international writing competitions since 2013.

DEVELOPING MINDS a Finalist in FAPA President’s Awards

Jonathan LaPoma’s best-selling coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, is a finalist in the 2016 Florida Authors and Publishers Assocation President’s Awards (Adult eBook category).

Book Signing Event at The Amazing A Store

Jonathan LaPoma will be signing copies of his award-winning, best-selling novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, at The Amazing A Store:

Saturday, July 23, 2016

1:00pm

Westfield North County Mall

272 E. Via Rancho Parkway

Escondido, CA 92027

 

Jon LaPoma to Present at San Diego Writers/Editors Guild

Jonathan LaPoma will be giving a presentation at the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild on the following screenwriting topics:

-How to write strong dialogue

-How to build drama

-How to give your screenplay the best chance for success

 

October 24, 2016

6:30pm-8:00pm

San Diego County Health Services Center

3851 Rosecrans Street

San Diego, CA 92110

San Diego Writers, Ink to Host Jon LaPoma at Local Author Spotlight

San Diego Writers, Ink has invited Jonathan LaPoma to participate in their Local Author Spotlight event:

June 3, 2016

5:00pm-8:00pm

2730 Historic Decatur Rd.

Barracks 16, Suite 202

San Diego, CA 92106

 

 

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore Hosts Jon LaPoma for Local Author Event

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore will be hosting Jonathan LaPoma for their Local Author Meet & Greet:

Sunday, June 12, 2016

12:00pm-3:00pm

5943 Balboa Avenue

Suite 101

San Diego, CA 92111

 

DEVELOPING MINDS Earns 5-Stars from Amazon Top 100 Reviewer

Jonathan LaPoma’s award-winning, coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, earned 5-stars from Amazon Top 100 Reviewer Grady Harp.

“That is a fine summary, but what it does not allow is to feel the beauty of Jonathan’s writing style and the infectious manner in which he pulls us into this ‘ghost story’. Conversations are raw, turgid, and right on the money, and just when the reader feels this is all comedy, Jonathan waxes poetic – and the change is seamless. This is brilliant writing from a very promising new author. He is one to watch. ”

To read the review, click here.

DEVELOPING MINDS Earns 5-Stars from #1 Best Reviewer on Goodreads

Jonathan LaPoma’s award-winning, coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, earned 5-stars from the #1 Best Reviewer from India on Goodreads.

“These days it is so difficult to find good books, by good books, I mean the ones which can really enlighten a human mind, and especially skilled authors and I feel myself lucky and honored to read this excellent creation by an equally fascinating author.”

To read the review, click here.

DEVELOPING MINDS Available at Boulder Public Library

Jonathan LaPoma’s award-winning best-selling novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, is now available at the Boulder Public Library in Boulder, CO.