It’s May – and I am soooo happy because this is the month Joshua and the Lightning Road releases! But wait – it was spotted early by surprise on the bookshelves at my local bookstore, The Doylestown Bookshop. Pretty thrilled to be next to Neil Gaiman!
In April “Joshua” was interviewed on the DMS Files Character Book Club and he spills the beans about facing scary creatures, his darkest fears, and his favorite foods.
And I had a great time speaking as a guest author at the South Jersey Writers Group on the writing craft and my author journey – and sold my first pre-release copy of Joshua and the Lightning Road to Gail here!
Then I sped away to four days at the Highlights Foundation for a fabulous workshop on giving school presentations – which was helpful as I have my first assembly scheduled for next month at my son’s school! (And I’ve been ordered to be funny and not boring. Yikes! Talk about pressure).
I made new friends, like Jodi Moore, who has a wonderful new picture cialis generic book out called When a Dragon Moves in Again. And I learned so much from the amazing workshop leader, Larry Dane Brimner, author of 160+ books, and came home with books from all the generous presenters. As a writer I have been blessed to have a supportive network of folks around me and learned long ago that we can write alone – but we can’t grow as a writer alone.
Finally, I came home to recuperate after being greeted with my favorite flowers and a card from my son. His words boosted me up:
“Mom, I love you so much and your smile. You’re so special to me in every way. Thank you so much for always being there for me.”
Yeah, I think I’ll keep him – and these words forever.
And there are only a couple more weeks to pre-order Joshua and the Lightning Road!
WHICH MEANS that time is running out on entering to win these cool prizes!
Here’s a sampling of first reviews of Joshua and the Lightning Road!
“Action-packed adventure…futuristic creatures and ancient myths…an exciting combination.”
“…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
“Fast paced and intriguing…I look forward to reading the next book in the series!”
–Lizzy’s Book Review
“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