Donna Galanti

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Donna Galanti is the author of the middle grade adventure Joshua and The Lightning Road, which the Midwest Book Review called, “A heart-pounding thrill ride full of unexpected twists and turns from start to finish”. She’s also the author of the follow up, Joshua and the Arrow Realm, the bestselling paranormal suspense Element Trilogy, and writes the popular Unicorn Island series for Epic, the leading digital platform for kids 12 and under. Donna is a writing contest judge at nycmidnight.com, a member of From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors blog, regularly presents as a guest author at schools. She also loves teaching at writing conferences on marketing and craft. When she’s not writing you can find her on Twitter or Facebook wher ...more

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Donna Galanti HI Lorena, I fell in love with reading early on and it was books that sparked my imagination. Roald Dahl was a favorite author. I always got his books…moreHI Lorena, I fell in love with reading early on and it was books that sparked my imagination. Roald Dahl was a favorite author. I always got his books from the Tooth Fairy. Other books close to my heart are The Island of the Blue Dolphins and White Fang. And I couldn’t forget My Side of The Mountain. I grew up as an only child in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of New York (like Sam Gribley in that book) and roamed the woods for adventure. We lived in a 200-year old farmhouse on acres of apple trees and falling-down barns. It was a child’s world to explore. So you can understand how I desperately wanted to be Sam Gribley living on a mountain in a tree with a pet falcon! (less)
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Spring is finally here in Pennsylvania. The world has gone green, and I can’t get enough of the woods every day. I breathe in the sun and color and sounds. I roam and wander then sit by the creek and ponder new life adventures coming my way. And new adventures are coming! This is a […]

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"Unicorn Island is a delightful and easy to read middle school novel. When Sam is sent to Foggy Bottom, South Carolina, to spend the summer with her uncle. A constant fog off shore is said to harbor strange vanishings. Sam will discover a hidden islan" Read more of this review »
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message 22: by Daniel

Daniel Kemp Hello there, Donna, it's been some time since we communicated. I hope you're well!


message 21: by Beth

Beth Hi Donna,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!


message 20: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Donna. Thanks so much for Friending me. How's the writing going with you here?


message 19: by Carole

Carole Gill hello Donna, thanks so much for befriending me.


message 18: by Renee

Renee Vincent I'm so glad to connect with you on Goodreads, Donna! I look forward to reading your reviews.


Giok Ping Ang Hello Donna,
Very pleased to be your Goodreads friend!


message 16: by A.R.

A.R. Donna, thanks for the add!


message 15: by Derek

Derek Grant Thanks, for looking me up, Donna.


message 14: by Debbie

Debbie Johansson Hi Donna. Thanks for the friendship! :)


Jeannie and Louis Rigod Thank You for the friendship here. I will look up the Human Element soon. Happy reading/writing.


message 12: by Joseph

Joseph Badal Good to connect with you. My 5th thriller, SHELL GAME, was just released. Check it out.
http://www.josephbadalbooks.com
SHELL GAME by Joseph Badal


Aestas Book Blog Hi Donna - thank you for your interest in my blog! I will look your book up tonight :))


message 10: by Andy

Andy Thank you for friendship Donna,
very nice to meet you here on Goodreads :)


message 9: by Donna

Donna Galanti Dianna wrote: "Thanks for the friends request :)"

Absolutely! Nice to meet here.


message 8: by Donna

Donna Galanti Simon wrote: "Thanks for looking me up, Donna."

You're welcome! Nice to meet up here.


message 7: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Donna.


Dianna Hardy Thanks for the friends request :)


message 5: by Donna

Donna Galanti A.M. wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request. :)"

You're welcome! Nice to meet up here. :)


message 4: by Rai

Rai Hi Donna,

Very glad to meet you! Thanks for being a friend :)

Best of luck with all of your writing!

Rai


message 3: by Debra

Debra Brown Hi Donna, thanks for friending me!


message 2: by Jill

Jill Thanks for your friendship, Donna.


Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Donna! Thanks for your friendship =D


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