Jon Carter

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May 2012


I am that Creative Writing teacher you had back in high school who, to give himself credibility, was always talking about the great novel he was writing. Only, somehow over time, mine came together.

The Traitor's Chair is my first novel. Warning! Sheep talk in this novel. If you don't like to read about animals that talk, better find something else. That's okay. I hope you do read it though, and that it leaves you with the same sense of wonder that I felt when writing it.

I live in Hoover, AL, with my wife, the illustrious author, Betty Smartt Carter. I wish I had written her novel I Read It in the Wordless Book, which is a serious coming of age story. I grade papers, run laps at the recreation center, draw posters for my bulleti
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The Traitor's Chair

4.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”
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Anne Fadiman
“My daughter is seven, and some of the other second-grade parents complain that their children don't read for pleasure. When I visit their homes, the children's rooms are crammed with expensive books, but the parent's rooms are empty. Those children do not see their parents reading, as I did every day of my childhood. By contrast, when I walk into an apartment with books on the shelves, books on the bedside tables, books on the floor, and books on the toilet tank, then I know what I would see if I opened the door that says 'PRIVATE--GROWNUPS KEEP OUT': a child sprawled on the bed, reading.”
Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

J.K. Rowling
“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign . . . to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone




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