Donna Galanti is the author of A Human Element and A Hidden Element (Imajin Books), the first two books in the paranormal suspense Element Trilogy, and the middle grade fantasy adventure series Joshua and The Lightning Road (Books 1 and 2 due 2015, Month9Books). She is represented by Bill Contardi of Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc. Donna is a contributing editor to International Thriller Writers the Big Thrill magazine and blogs at Project Mayhem, a cooperative of published middle grade authors. She’s lived from England as a child, to Hawaii as a U.S. Navy photographer, and has had a career in marketing communications along with operating her own resume writing service. She now lives in Pennsylvania with her family in an old farmhouse that has lots of nooks and crannies for writing. You can find her books, resources for writers, and upcoming events at www.elementtrilogy.com. For more information on her writing for tweens and teens visit www.donnagalanti.com.
Joshua and the Lightning Road
Middle Grade Fantasy
Twelve-year-old Joshua Cooper’s grandpa has always warned him about the dangers of lightning. But Joshua never put much stock in his grandpa’s rumblings as anything more than the ravings of an old man with a vast imagination. Then one night, when Joshua and his best friend are home alone during a frightful storm, Joshua learns his grandpa was right. A bolt of lightning strikes his house and whisks away his best friend—possibly forever. To get him back, Joshua must travel the Lightning Road to a dark place that steals children for energy. But getting back home and saving his friend won’t be easy, as Joshua must face the terrifying Child Collector and fend off ferocious and unnatural beasts intent on destroying him. In this world, Joshua possesses powers he never knew he had, and soon, Joshua’s mission becomes more than a search for his friend. He means to send all the stolen children home—and doing so becomes the battle of his life.
"Vividly imagined characters in a gripping action fantasy that never lets you go until the very last page." —Jenny Nimmo, New York Times bestselling author of Midnight for Charlie Bone
A Human Element
Evil comes in many forms…
One by one, Laura Armstrong’s friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her unique healing powers, she can do nothing to stop it. The savage killer haunts her dreams, tormenting her with the promise that she is next.
Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to the site of a crashed meteorite in her hometown. There, she meets Ben Fieldstone, who seeks answers about his parents’ death the night the meteorite struck. In a race to stop a madman, they unravel a frightening secret that binds them together.
But the killer’s desire to destroy Laura face-to-face leads to a showdown that puts Laura and Ben’s emotional relationship and Laura’s pure spirit to the test. With the killer closing in, Laura discovers her destiny is linked to his, and she has two choices—redeem him or kill him.
"A Human Element is an elegant and haunting first novel. Unrelenting, devious but full of heart. Highly recommended." —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Code Zero
"Be afraid. Be very afraid. And be utterly absorbed by this riveting debut." —M.J. Rose, international bestselling author of The Collector of Dying Breaths
A Hidden Element
Evil lurks within…
When Caleb Madroc is used against his will as part of his father’s plan to breed a secret alien community and infiltrate society with their unique powers, he vows to save his oppressed people and the two children kept from him.
Seven years later, Laura and Ben Fieldstone’s son is abducted, and they are forced to trust a madman’s son who puts his life on the line to save them all. The enemy’s desire to own them—or destroy them—leads to a survival showdown.
Laura and Ben must risk everything to defeat a new nemesis that wants to rule the world with their son, and Caleb may be their only hope—if he survives. But must he sacrifice what he most desires to do so?
"A twisty journey into another world." —J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of When Shadows Fall
"A haunting story about just how far parents will go." —Rebecca Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of The World Beneath
"A darkly fresh take on the paranormal genre." —Scott Nicholson, international bestselling author of The Red Church
"An intoxicating blend of sci-fi and suspense!" —John Everson, Bram Stoker award-winning author of Siren