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Grant Jerkins

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in Atlanta, The United States



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Grant Jerkins is the author of THE NINTH STEP and AT THE END OF THE ROAD. Winner of the Writers Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition (the Fade In Awards), his first novel, A VERY SIMPLE CRIME, was selected from well over two-thousand entries to take the top honors, and has since been optioned for film.

Grant lives with his wife and son in the Atlanta area.

A quick note to let everyone know that I have a new novel available. It’s called Abnormal Man , and—fair warning— it’s a strong dose of medicine. Even darker than A Very Simple Crime.

For several reasons, I’ve independently published this one. If you’re interested, there’s a post on Elizabeth A. White’s website where I explain exactly why. But who cares? The important thing is that it’s availa... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 23, 2015 11:20 • 58 views • Tags: abnormal-man, crime, noir
Average rating: 3.69 · 1,200 ratings · 271 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
A Very Simple Crime

3.56 avg rating — 510 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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At the End of the Road

3.69 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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The Ninth Step

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Done in One

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Abnormal Man

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Blight Digest (Winter 2015)

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Eula Shook

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Damn the Dark, Damn the Light

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Departs from the film adaptation in the depth of its squalor and brutality. No Hollywood ending here. The final chapter baffles and frustrates but ultimately works. A fantastic novel.
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“The stroke had cost him the use of half his body, but it had freed him of all those artificial roles society expected him to play out.”
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message 7: by Grant

Grant Jerkins Hey Debra, sorry I just saw this. Goodreads is great. I need to be more active in it though. I run book giveaways here sometimes. Thanks for posting those reviews. That means a lot to me.

message 6: by Debra

Debra Grant you are my first friend on Goodreads. Now don't you feel special, lol. My daughter in law still has not accepted me yet. Oops what does that say about me ha ha

Christine Hatfield i'm glad that we're friends on this website

message 4: by Grant

Grant Jerkins Pamela wrote: "Hey Grant...Thanks for accepting my friendship."

I'm proud to know you, Pamela!

Pamela Hey Grant...Thanks for accepting my friendship.

message 2: by Grant

Grant Jerkins Thanks Jen! It's homemade. Couldn't afford one those Hollywood-style trailers :) Thank you for the Goodreads friendship.

message 1: by Jen

Jen Knox Great trailer, Grant. I look forward to reading your work.

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