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NEWS: Pioneer Woman Reviews The Charlatan’s Boy

The Pioneer Woman ( featured a positive teen review of Jonathan Rogers’ young adult novel The Charlatan’s Boy, a “frontier fantasy” set in southern swamps reminiscent of Mark Twain’s America, perfect for your middle-grade reader.  Read the review here

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(Contemporary Romance category)

About the Book:
Everyone in Redford, Colorado, has a secret—even Police Chief Jonah Westfall and the woman who loves him. Will the revelations drive them apart? Or make them indivisible?

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(Young Adult category)

About the Book:
Lies and ugliness are his living, but the charlatan’s boy is forever on the lookout for the truth about where he comes from. Owing more to Twain than to Tolkien, [ … ]

NEWS: Andrew Peterson’s Review of “The Charlatan’s Boy”

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“…it’s anecdotal, as you might expect from a southern boy. Anecdotes were the language of the Florida community I grew up in. I was never able to speak that language well except maybe with a guitar in-hand, but my dad can still palaver with the best of ‘em on his front porch, where I used to listen in awe to the richness and cadence of the language…”

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AUTHOR BLOG: Jonathan Rogers

The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers releases on October 5, 2010 and we couldn’t be more excited about it. This hilarious tale of young orphan Grady will make you laugh as he tries to find his identity amidst the shenanigans of life as a charlatan’s boy. This story resides at the intersection of humor and heart-warming and it’s definitely a must read. To get a sneak peek, read a few chapters here. For a chance to win an advanced copy, go to our Facebook or Twitter page and type “I want to read The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers.”

In the meantime, check out the author’s blog,, for amusing anecdotes, book news, “Feechie of the Week”, and more!

SNEAK PEEK: The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers

“I only know one man who might be able to tell me where I come from, and that man is a liar and a fraud.”

Download and read the first two chapters of  The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers.

In this frontier fantasy, a traveling huckster and his adolescent assistant perpetrate an elaborate hoax on the good citizens of Corenwald. When the scheme leads to widespread panic, the results are hilarious, terrifying, and revealing.

Download and read the first two chapters of  The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers.