Jonathan David Kranz (JonKranz on QT) has signed with agent Marcy Posner of Folio Literary Management.
In a Jersey shore town that prides itself as, "America's #1 Family Resort," the discovery of a late brother¹s hidden journal unites fourteen-year-old Ethan Waters with Rachel Leary, a high school graduate emotionally paralyzed after her own younger brother¹s death, in a quest for justice that will lead to the most powerful person in Sea Town.
Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea follows Rachel¹s journey from isolation to engagement, cynicism to commitment. Once forced out of her shell by a police inquiry, her path crosses with Ethan who has tagged the Boardwalk with a cryptic graffiti message, ³Don¹t Fall² and Leonard Washington Washington [not a typo], an African American amusement park attendant who¹s set up to take the blame for Rachel¹s brother¹s death. Ethan¹s discovery of his brother Jason¹s journal sheds new light on the circumstances behind both brothers¹ deaths; the journal¹s unfolding love story, involving the daughter of the owner of Sea Town¹s amusement parks, complicates the three friends¹ understanding of the facts and of the futures that lay ahead for them. There is one slender chance for exposing the truth,
but it means Rachel has to make hard choices about who to trust, who to betray and who, at heart, she really is.
I have an MFA from Emerson College and am the author of Writing Copy for Dummies. My short stories have appeared in a variety of journals including The Missouri Review and Green Mountains Review. I have broadcasted six of my essays on National Public Radio¹s All Things Considered. Author Wally Lamb nominated my story, Emo¹s Garden, for a Pushcart Prize.