In my last post, I announced that I got the proof copy of my novel, Ivory Tower, in the mail from the publisher, which was great. Proof copies let you take one last look at your book–the physical book itself–before it goes out to the …Read More
Today, I focused on connecting with bloggers, either requesting reviews of my novel, Ivory Tower, or asking to be part of a blog tour. If you have never heard of a “blog tour,” check out this great explanation by children’s book author, Nick Jones, on …Read More
Ahhh, there is nothing like holding your own book in you own hand for the first time. The weight of it, the texture of the cover (matte, in this case), and the sense of accomplishment that comes with it. I always advise my student writers …Read More
In my last post, I included an image of the Advanced Info Sheet (AIS) for my novel, Ivory Tower. Here it is again, in case you missed it: This document is used by publishers (like yourself) to inform venues, magazines, reviewers, and distributors about a …Read More
Atmosphere Press has just announced that my latest book, Ivory Tower, will be released on January 1, 2020! What a way to ring in the new year, ay? It will be available on Amazon January 15, but you can pre-order it now! Ivory Tower is …Read More
I’ve decided to start blogging about my marketing and promotion plan as an independent author in the hopes that other writers, debarking on the path to publishing a book, might benefit from my process, mistakes, and ideas. First of all, a little about myself. I …Read More
All edits are done, electronic proofs are in, and the cover is complete. Now, I’m just waiting for an actual hard copy in the mail from Atmosphere Press. It will be grand to just hold the thing in my hand! What do you think of …Read More
As I was working on Ivory Tower, so many relevant stories were happening in the news that made writing my novel feel like writing non-fiction: the multiple rape cases at Baylor, the prostitution ring in the basketball program at Louisville, the protection of a prized …Read More
Proofs are proofread, edits are edited, layouts are laid out, and the cover is covered. It’s getting close to release time for my new novel, Ivory Tower, from Atmosphere Press. The culmination of 4 years of work, Ivory Tower, is finally coming to fruition. If …Read More
Ivory Tower is the new novel by Grant Matthew Jenkins in which intrepid film professor, Margolis Santos, rallies a ragtag band of women to take on a corrupt university football program that is paying sorority girls to sleep with start recruits.
A novel for the #MeToo era, Ivory Tower tackles the sexual assault scandals that have rocked big-time college football since Southern Methodist University received the dreaded ‘death-penalty’ in 1987 for violations of NCAA. Since then cases of sexual exploitation, assault, and corruption have plagued university athletics programs all over the country.
Read how Prof. Santos and her intrepid band of fed-up women take on billionaire boosters, a university president, and the culture of rape at Athens University in a desperate attempt to break up this illegal scheme to make football king again on campus.Read More