Jonathan LaPoma

Author / Screenwriter / Songwriter

Posts Tagged ‘Developing Minds’

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.

DEVELOPING MINDS Earns 4 Stars from Underground Book Reviews

Underground Book Reviews gave Jonathan LaPoma’s award-winning, best-selling novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, 4 stars.

“In many ways, the novel was spiritual, as well as coming-of-age . . . plenty of action and adventure, as well as some poignant soul searching . . . Anyone who enjoys realistic fiction, with a gritty edge will enjoy this novel. The characters are extremely well written and believable, and the dialogue is perfect. Despite the serious matter, the book is also very humorous, visual and vibrant to read.”

To read the review, click here.

DEVELOPING MINDS Goodreads Giveaway Gets Three Times the Average Number of Requests

The Goodreads giveaway for Jonathan LaPoma’s award-winning coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, finished its 23-day run with 2,581 requests. According to the Goodreads website, the average giveaway receives 825 requests in a 4-week period. DEVELOPING MINDS finished at the top of page 2 of 98 of the “Most Requested” books during the giveaway period, placing it in the company of several New York Times best-selling authors.

Two of the winners are from the US, two are from Canada, and one from Brazil.

LaPoma will be offering another Goodreads giveaway shortly.

DEVELOPING MINDS a “Best Book” on Kirkus Reviews

“Raw and edgy…Entertaining and authentic look at the troubled American education system…” —Kirkus Reviews

Jonathan LaPoma’s award-winning novel DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY is listed as a “Best Book” on Kirkus Reviews. Kirkus is one of the top book reviewers in the US.


Jonathan LaPoma’s novel DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY is a finalist in the 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes. DEVELOPING MINDS follows a group of recent college graduates who struggle through a year of teaching in two dysfunctional Miami public schools. The novel will be published by Laughing Fire Press on September 14, 2015.

“DEVELOPING MINDS is a raunchy, yet captivating story of two best friends, one gay, one not, who decide to spend a year teaching in the dysfunctional Miami school district… Jonathan LaPoma is an extraordinary writer.”

Stargazer Literary Prizes