Redemption is here!!  The sequel to the award-winning Requiem for a Redneck is now available on-line and in a limited number of stores. To purchase a copy of one or both books, personally autographed by the author , CLICK HERE  Read on to find out more about some humorous southern fiction

Redemption for a Redneck, A new novel by John P. Schulz
Redemption for a Redneck, A new novel by John P. Schulz

In following my articles you may or may not know that John the Plant Man, the narrator in the Redneck Books is really a fictional character. Some people read what I write and think that I, John P. Schulz am John the plant man, but I’m not. I’m the guy who created the character and I’m the guy who controls whatever John the plant man does or thinks. John the plant man is much more adventuresome than I could ever hope to be and he tells of his adventures in a sensitive and funny manner. John the plant man could possibly be one of the foremost authorities on the redneck culture in the world. Wow!

The Redneck books are great gift items. We even have a special price if you buy the two book set. CLICK HERE To take care of your holiday gift shopping. Shipping is free through the month of December.

 Here’s a synopsis of the new book, REDEMPTION FOR A REDNECK

Redemption for a Redneck builds on the culture and some of the characters introduced in Requiem for a Redneck. A familiar character is Kickstand, who enlists John the plant man to help him win the love of Ted, a young woman who can rebuild a carburetor on the side of a dusty road with a pair of pliers and a butter knife. Ted, the widow of Kickstand’s tormentor while he was in jail, has no time for a former inmate. Kickstand’s pursuit of Ted involves the entanglement of her beloved dog Speck in a coon hunt and detention in the county dog pound (referred to as “doggie jail).

Speck the coon dog saves the day and brings two lovers together.
Speck the coon dog saves the day and brings two lovers together.

          John Schulz brings his background as a landscape artist into the narrative as he weaves creating compost, growing tomatoes, and developing gardens into the fabric of the stories. He describes the artistry and creativity of his redneck characters as they build and operate Cornbred’s grocery store and Brickyard’s Bar and Community Center.

          Unique participants in the story are Rabbit, a young man who has Down syndrome and Cain, the community bully. Their particular relationship evolves as Rabbit teaches Cain to be a friend. Rabbit’s wonderful personna helps the community to come together.

          The climax of Redemption for a Redneck occurs during The Durwin Festival, where the entire community comes together in a vivid portrayal of community life in the redneck environment.


You may read a sample chapter by CLICKING HERE

Again, you may click here to purchase a copy—Autographed!

 John P. Schulz will make an appearance on the afternoon of November 26 to introduce and sign the redneck books inColumbus,Georgiaat

Front Porch Gallery

1309 Wildwood Ave



 Keep in touch—I’ll announce upcoming appearances right here on Johntheplantman.

Published by John P.Schulz

I lost my vocal cords a while back due to throat cancer. The laryngectomy sent me on a quest to find and learn to use my new, altered voice. I am able to talk now with a really small and neat new prosthesis. My writing reflects what I have learned in my search for a voice. My site publishes a daily motivational quote and a personal comment. I write an article a week for my blog, which deals with a lot of the things that I do in the garden. I am also the author of Requiem for a Redneck and the new Redemption for a Redneck--novels portraying the lives and doings of folks around the north Georgia hills. I have an English Education degree from the University of Georgia and very happily married to the lovely Dekie Hicks. You may enjoy my daily Quotes and Notes at


Comment or leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: