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Jonathan Lee Glassman

Official website of the author of Jonny Bails Floatin, An Awful Paradise, and the upcoming adventure novel A Thousand Full Moons.

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Readers will appreciate the fluid pacing of “Jonny Bails Floatin.” Glassman doesn’t give his audience the technical definition of the sci-fi novel model. Bioluminescence is quite an interesting “gift” to give a character and Glassman plays that scientific angle in a way that is both believable and beneficial to the storyline.

If you’re a fan of relaxed Florida fiction, “Jonny Bails Floatin’” is definitely the novel for you. If you have a beach vacation coming soon it’s the perfect novel to read outside with a cold beverage at hand.

Rabid Readers Reviews

The story speaks for itself. From the very start to its conclusion it is a tight story. Visually beautiful...would make a nice film.

And if you enjoy fantasy stories that are a little on the quirky side - perhaps Jonny Bails Floatin' and the Luck of the Bioluminescence is the perfect book for you because after all the points are totaled J. Lee Glassman's offering to the world of fantasy stories comes in with 95 points out of 100 - and that gives it a very strong 5 Big Beautiful Blossoms. We certainly hope there are more tales brewing in that head of yours while you whistle the days you get to find yourself relaxing in the Keys!

The Magnolia Blossom Review

J. Lee Glassman is a South Florida poet, musician and novelist. He's also a man of two worlds; those disparate entities being Palm Beach and Key West. While he might be better known to our readers as Luna Rex's rhythm guitarist, Glassman is also the author of a 2008 collection of poetry Sloppy Poems and Other Senseless Banter Barely Worthy of a Bar Napkin that reflects in short bursts what he has gone on to explore in the larger novel treatment.

His newest endeavor, Jonny Bails Floatin and the Luck of the Bioluminescence, goes on to explore the quirks of Key West living through the title character Jonny Bails; a hard-drinking street performer with a night fishing problem who gets himself into a bioluminescent fix whilst enduring the (un)wanted knack for discovering bales of weed at sea and transient love. 

New Times Magazine

In The Press



Palm Beach County and Florida Keys local J. Lee Glassman fronted South Florida rock band Luna Rex for nearly a decade and worked as writer and producer for a national science education video series. He later went on to work at the the world-class Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Glassman’s debut novel, Jonny Bails Floatin, marries his science fascination with his dual loves of the ocean and music. A true “Renaissance man,” hobbies include writing, painting, water sports and creating music.

J. Lee Glassman grew up in Boca Raton, FL and Key Colony Beach in the Florida Keys, graduated from Boca Raton Community High School and University of Florida. He currently resides in West Palm Beach, FL with his wife and son and spends time in the Keys as often as possible.

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