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Donna Galanti

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Donna writes thrillers for kids and grownups with the Joshua and the Lightning Road series and the Element Trilogy. Visit her at www.donnagalanti.com and www.ElementTrilogy.com. Donna attended an English school housed in a magical castle, where her wild imagination was held back only by her itchy uniform (bowler hat and tie included!). There she wrote her first fantasy about Dodo birds, wizards, and a flying ship (and has been writing fantasy ever since). She also lived in Hawaii where she served as a U.S. Navy photographer. She now lives with her family and two crazy cats in an old farmhouse and dreams of returning one day to a castle.

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Donna Galanti HI Ju, sorry I am just seeing this message now! No, that is not my book. My collection of short stories connected to my novel, A HUMAN ELEMENT, is…moreHI Ju, sorry I am just seeing this message now! No, that is not my book. My collection of short stories connected to my novel, A HUMAN ELEMENT, is called THE DARK INSIDE. Thanks for asking!(less)
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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This was the first autumn in years I didn't cook my pumpkins. And without pumpkins there's no fresh pumpkin pie. This year there would be no orange pulp to cook, puree, and squeeze through cheese cloth. No dough rolled out from my mother's worn, wooden rolling pin. No flour dotted pages to turn on the warped old cook book (the one I didn't need anymore as I knew the recipe by hear...

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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.


message 17: by Giok

Giok Ping 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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