I’m not sure who was more excited to get in my copies of Joshua and the Lightning Road yesterday – me or my son! He raced downstairs and gave his own dramatic take on it. Please enjoy. 🙂
And hop on over to The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow blog where the second review of Joshua and the Lightning Road just hit! This is such a fun blog with character book clubs, riddles, and amazing author guests run by co-authors Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson. Their middle grade book hits stores this December. You’ll want to check them out!
Here’s a tidbit of their review:
Joshua and the Lightning Road by Donna Galanti is a book that I would recommend to anybody who enjoys mythology. Joshua is a character that kids and adults will be able to relate to because he’s brave, scared and stubborn. I like the themes of friendship and family that run throughout the book, as well as honesty and building trust. The book is fast paced and intriguing. I look forward to reading the next book in the series and finding out what happens next!
Mark you calendars for YA Fest Junior on April 25th at the Bethlehem Public Library in Bethlehem, PA. Should be tons of fun with some great authors and illustrators and I’ll be signing FREE copies of Joshua and the Lightning Road that my publisher Month9Books so wonderfully provided. Here’s a nice piece about it in Lehigh Valley Live.
And don’t forget you can pre-order Joshua and the Lightning Road and enter to win an iPad Mini and a poster of the Lost Realm!
Where in the world am I next week? Catch me speaking at The South ambien Jersey Writers’ Group at the Barrington, NJ, VFW on Thursday, April 16th at 7pm. See all my upcoming events. Want me to come speak at your school or organization? Send me a note!
What I’m reading this week:
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. And what a taut, wild ride it is! So far I’m enjoying this tense read where every day is a fight to survive in this futuristic world fraught with danger.
What I read last:
Survival of Bear Island by Paul Greci. Run out right now and read this book! I’m still sad it’s over and wish I could read it for the first time all over again. Liked Hatchet? This is waaaayyy better. A beautiful tale of a courageous boy and his will to live when he’s separated from his father in the Alaskan wilderness on a sea kayak trip.
This story is one where each step for Tom carries heartache and hope, as he is torn by guilt over the part he may have played in his mother’s death and father’s disappearance. Tom may have only himself to count on in this harsh landscape, but he is not alone. His mother’s songs and father’s words of wisdom, come to him as he faces life and death each day. We watch him go from the reluctant hero of his own adventure tale to a young man, strong of heart and spirit, who can face his own death and fears with the courage and wisdom of the greatest heroes known. This beautifully written novel of love, loss, faith, and survival will stay with you long after you’ve cherished the last word.
See my full review here and pick up a copy – today!
Stephanie@Fairday's Blog says
What an awesome video. I love your son’s response! I can only imagine how excited you both are right now. 🙂 The book looks awesome (and I know the story is too).
We loved hosting you over on our blog and are so happy we got to share our review with our readers. I will be posting it to Goodreads and Amazon asap.
Donna Galanti says
Stephanie, thanks so much! Yes, my son is my #1 fan. 🙂 Thanks for reading and reviewing! Although, I don’t think you can post reviews on Amazon until it releases but you can on Goodreads. 5-19 is coming soon!
Paul Greci says
Love the video!! True enthusiasm!!! 🙂
Donna Galanti says
Thanks Paul – I’ve put your book on his desk and told him he must read it next. He loves survival stories 🙂
I saw his reaction on FB yesterday. So thrilled for you! Major congratulations! I loved seeing his support of you.
Donna Galanti says
Thanks so much for the enthusiasm – and glad you enjoyed my son’s too! 🙂