Meet Quin Hillyer as he signs Mad Jones: Heretic on Thursday, September 12th from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Mad Jones: Heretic is the first novel of a trilogy. The second and third installmnets in the trilogy, Mad Jones, Hero: The Accidental Prophet and Mad Jones, Agonistes will also be available.
Quin Hillyer is a Contributing Editor of National Review magazine, a Senior Editor for The American Spectator magazine, and a nationally recognized authority on the American political process. He has won mainstream awards for journalistic excellence at the local, state, regional and national levels. He has been published professionally in well over 50 publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle, Investors Business Daily, National Review, the Weekly Standard, Human Events, and The New Republic Online.
A little about Mad Jones, Heretic:
“I've been enjoying Quin Hillyer's columns for years, and when I read an early draft of Mad Jones,I told him it had real potential and to keep at it. Today's culture needs satirizing, and Hillyer does it with verve.”--Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump.
A grief-stricken modern-day Martin Luther posts religious theses on Gulf Coast church walls and attracts instant controversy, setting up a satirical tale of modern religion, media and politics. Meet Mad Jones, a high school history teacher who, in the midst of unspeakable tragedy, literally nails religious theses to church doors. He does so with no expectation that they will be taken seriously, or even widely read—but, in this age of modern electronic communications and instant celebrity, young Madison Jones very quickly develops a large following and engenders significant levels of controversy. The media, quite typically, misunderstand and misrepresent his ultimate message; religious leaders debate his theses, at times with ulterior motives; and soon politicians are jumping in to comment from whichever standpoint best fits their partisan purposes. Mad Jones, Heretic delivers sharp satire on modern religion, politics, and media, all at the same time, along with insightful representations of the vagaries of today’s celebrity culture and the lunacy of Internet comment threads. Controversies surrounding race and sexual morality enter in as well.