Unicorn Island Series
Volume 1 in a 5-part serial by Epic! and in hardcover by Andrews McMeel (Simon & Schuster)
Off the South Carolina coast, a young girl discovers a mysterious island full of mythical beasts and darker dangers.
Beyond the mist lies a magical secret waiting to be discovered . . .
From Epic! Originals, Unicorn Island is a middle-grade illustrated novel series about a young girl who discovers a mysterious island full of mythical beasts and darker dangers!
When Sam arrives in Foggy Harbor, population 3,230, all she can see is a small, boring town that’s way too far from home. And knowing that she’s stuck there all summer with her grumpy Uncle Mitch only makes things worse..
But when Sam discovers a hidden trapdoor leading to a room full of strange artifacts, she realizes Foggy Harbor isn’t as sleepy as it seems. With the help of a new friend, Sam discovers an extraordinary secret beyond the fog: an island of unicorns whose fates are intertwined with hers.
UNICORN ISLAND: SECRET BENEATH THE SAND
Order Volume 2 now!
Out March 8, 2022 by Andrews McMeel (Simon & Schuster)
In Volume 2 of the series, Sam and Tuck are on their way to becoming unicorn protectors when they discover new secrets about the island that threaten unicorns’ existence!
Sam can’t believe how much her life and luck have changed since she came to Foggy Harbor: First, she discovered that unicorns are real, and now she’s on her way to becoming an actual unicorn protector! With her new friend, Tuck, by her side during Uncle Mitch’s lessons, Sam finally feels like she’s home.
But as the long-buried dangers of Unicorn Island begin to surface and a mysterious scourge spreads throughout the herd, Sam learns the truth behind Aunt Sylvie’s disappearance and her own connection to the island. With determination, courage, and fierce loyalty to one another—and to their code as unicorn protectors—the kids set out to protect the island’s secrecy and the unicorns’ very existence.
UNICORN ISLAND: BEYOND THE PORTAL
The final Volume 3 available to order now!
Andrews McMeel (Simon & Schuster)
Out NOW 4/4/23
By: Donna Galanti
Illustrated by: Bethany Stancliffe
The secrets of Unicorn Island are all revealed in the final book in Epic’s middle-grade fantasy series! When Sam and Tuck discover a way to unlock the answers they’ve been seeking, they must set out to discover the truth…
For Sam, knowing a little about her mother’s disappearance through the portal is almost worse than knowing nothing at all. Determined to distract herself, she tries to learn everything possible about caring for the herd on Unicorn Island. But when she and her friend Tuck stumble on a coded verse in The Unicorn Protector Creed, they are faced with an even greater task.
With no way of knowing what’s beyond it, Sam, Tuck, and Barloc the unicorn step through the portal and find that not only is Sam’s mother no longer a unicorn protector, she also lives in a world plagued by its own problems—and convinced that the only solution to them rests in the horn on Barloc’s head.
With the portal closing at sundown on the third day, Sam and Tuck are in a race to rescue their friend, reunite their families, and save another world from a terrible fate of its own making!
Joshua and the Lightning Road
My fantasy adventure series, Joshua and the Lightning Road, is called “A heart-pounding thrill ride full of unexpected twists and turns from start to finish,” by The Midwest Book Review. Set in an imaginary dark world, it’s a magical, action-packed adventure. Follow me on BookBub to hear about new releases! Meet Joshua!
Book 1 in the Lightning Road series! Order now!
Buy: ISBN: 978-1-7363162-0-7
“Vividly imagined characters in a gripping action fantasy that never lets you go until the very last page.” ~Jenny Nimmo, NY Times bestselling author of the Charlie Bone series
Twelve-year-old Joshua Cooper learns the hard way that lightning never strikes by chance when a bolt strikes his house and whisks away his best friend—possibly forever. Armed with only luck and his grandfather’s mysterious crystal, Joshua must save his friend by traveling the Lightning Road to a dark world that steals children for energy. New friends come to Joshua’s aid and while battling beasts and bandits and fending off the Child Collector, Joshua’s mission quickly becomes more than a search for his friend—it becomes the battle of his life.
“Joshua and the Lightning Road is a heart-pounding thrill ride full of unexpected twists and turns from start to finish.” – The Midwest Book Review
“Action-packed adventure…futuristic creatures and ancient myths…an exciting combination.” –Goodreads Reviewer
“Imaginative, vivid, and dazzling…Richly atmospheric…From the initial flash of lightning to the book’s electrifying end, Galanti’s eerie Lost Realm of Nostos is fresh, scary, and deep. A juggernaut of a thrill ride—perfect for the young adventurer in your life!” –Amazon Reviewer
“…so vivid. I could feel, smell and envision the setting… all the right characteristics of a great main character – brave, smart and kind.”–This Kid Reviews Books
“An action-packed adventure with every chapter! Galanti has quite skillfully written a plot that keeps you guessing. I do recommend it, especially for fans of the Percy Jackson series.” –Literary Hoots
“A thrilling, hard to put down fantasy adventure that will have wide appeal…bring on the sequel.”–Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
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Joshua and the Arrow Realm
Book 2 in the Lightning Road series
Buy: ISBN: 978-1-7363162-1-4
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Joshua never thought he’d be called back to the world of Nostos so soon. But when his friend King Apollo needs his help in the Arrow Realm, Joshua braves this dark world once more in order to save him. With Joshua’s loyalties divided between Nostos and Earth, he must rely on his courage and powers to restore magic to this desperate world and to free its people. Abandoned by his friends in his quest, unarmed, and facing great odds, can he survive on instincts alone and not only save those imprisoned—but himself?
“Fast-paced and endlessly inventive, Joshua and the Arrow Realm is a high-stakes romp through a wild world where descendants of the Greek gods walk beside you, beasts abound, and not everything—or everyone—is as it seems.” ~ Michael Northrop, New York Times bestselling author of the TombQuest series
Praise by reviewers:
“Smart, gripping, and one thrilling ride. An exciting non-stop story line of Greek heroes, hungry beasts, and betrayal from the past and future.” – Always in the Middle
“Adventure, danger, and intrigue abound. A spectacular next chapter in Joshua’s story.” – Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews
“New friends, new enemies, new questions, and new betrayals! Fast-paced and engaging, JOSHUA AND THE ARROW REALM not only challenges Joshua’s faith in himself and others, it challenges readers to pick out the secret allies among the traitors. Or is it the secret traitors among the allies?” ~ Dianne K. Salerni, author of The Eighth Day series
“Galanti has created another fast-paced, intricate tale that weaves together newly created myths with ancient ones and populates the world of Nostos with Greek gods and characters and monsters to thrill and chill the reader.” – C. Lee McKenzie, author of Sign of the Green Dragon
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