Today is the day! The next books in my Unicorn Island series, Secret Beneath the Sand, releases on Epic! There are new characters, new creatures, and new adventures to enjoy. 😊
In the next part of the series, when a mysterious scourge spreads among the unicorns, Sam and Tuck must face a long-buried secret to protect the herd.
Epic, the leading digital reading platform for kids 12 and under, releases Secret Beneath the Sand in a 5-part serial this month. The illustrated hardcover, that includes all 5 serial books, will be released by Andrews McMeel in winter 2022!
I’ve had so much fun writing the Unicorn Island series because … unicorns! Plus, the illustrator, Bethany Stancliffe, has done such an amazing job with the artwork for both books throughout, too.
But this isn’t all the news for today. Here’s more BIG Unicorn Island News:
There will be a third and final book in the Unicorn Island series! I am so excited to be working with Epic again to create book 3 and the ending will literally BE epic! I’m already plotting the end (and new characters!) and can’t wait to deliver this final story. Watch for this story to come out in spring 2022 on the Epic platform, followed by illustrated hardcover.
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And now for some nature scenes to calm you down after all this excitement. 😊
I go to my special, secret woods several times a week. It’s been wondrous this spring to see them come alive. With spring rains, the woods are wonderfully mucky with the pungent scent of damp blossom and bark in the air. The mourning doves call to one another and songbirds rejoice, flitting between all the green.
Walking through the woods I came around the corner to see three fox kits scurry along and down into their den. I froze and they soon came out. I watched them play and relax for twenty minutes before I had to head home.
Here they are on video. Curious little kits!
And just hanging out…
At this peaceful spot by the creek in my chair, I had a window to the many blue herons that soared down the creek.
This guy came along and just stopped in front of me and fished for twenty minutes. Watch him get the fish!
Here he sails away…
Well, we did it! With our son graduating and moving to Hawaii this summer, it’s time for these empty nesters to move north to the country. We found a wonderful farmhouse to rent on 20 acres to explore a new area to potentially buy in. It’s a quirky place with loads of character, trails to meander, and a writing office with a view. It will be a bittersweet adjustment but here’s to getting out of your comfort zone and grabbing the next life adventure!
I hope you are getting outdoors and enjoying the weather!
Debra Collier says
I am working with a second grader who has made enormous progress this year and she started reading Unicron Island. We are both enthralled by the story and just read two solid hours! When will Book 10 be available on epic?
Donna Galanti says
Hi Debra, thanks for the note! The next books in the series are releasing this May through June with 1 book a week from book 6-10. And book 10 should release next Friday. The first 5 books released as a hardcover this year and the next books 6-10 will release as a standalone book as well in winter 2022. I am writing the end to the series now! Books 11-15 will release on Epic in May 2022 with hardcover to follow. Happy reading!
I look forward reading your books, they are really amazing. I am looking forward to reading the new books. Thanks
Hello, Will the be a unicorn island 8 ?
Donna Galanti says
HI Anna, yes, there will be! Unicorn Island 6-10 launches in a 5 part serial this May into June. One book a week. And I am writing the end of the series now! This will be out next May 2022. Thanks!
Okay thank you so much
Natalie Aguirre says
Congrats on your publishing news! That’s awesome!
Donna Galanti says
Natalie, thanks so much for your well wishes! 🙂