Hello to all my fellow bloggers – Thought this was worth a post. I am a BzzAgent and in being one I get to tell whats what about all sorts of items and merchandise. I was chosen to be part of the John Grisham Campaign. As you know I am a book a day kind of girl, so when this came around I did a little party dance and shouted from the roof tops. I added a link under my links to share the pre-order form for the newest thriller – but I thought you might like a few fun facts –
First did you know John Grisham was a Lawyer, not just a Novelist. He took time off in 1996 after a five-year hiatus, to the courtroom. He had made a commitment to a family and he honored it. He was representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars. Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books’ protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients’ case, earning them a jury award of $683,500—the biggest verdict of his career.
– A Time to Kill Was his 1st novel, and he had to sell it from out of his trunk.
– His latest Novel to hit the stands in paperback THE CONFESSION on July 19th won the 2011 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. This is a huge honor for his body of work.
– The Firm on its own is making waves it is way to the television screen this Fall on NBC. 1st the book was approached and purchased for screenplay rights by Paramount before it was published – Wow – and to top that now it is hitting the tv screen. I am ready to see it happen, because just like a good book, CBS and a couple other players are fighting a legal battle about who has rights to the tv series… Makes you want to re-read does it not!
John Grisham has published a book a year since A Time to Kill in 1988 All Bestsellers:
The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, The Appeal, The Associate and The Confession. The Innocent Man 1st non fiction and Ford County 1st short story – 24 Books!!!
The 25th Novel – The Litigator – It is a legal Thriller Coming October 25th – Just click the link over on under My links to pre-order or click here as well. This Novel is stepping up to stand with THe Firm – Make your move today and take Americas favorite storytellers newest Thriller home!