I am excited to have author Donna Galanti on today. Oops! That’s me!
Because today is the day I can announce that my paranormal suspense novel A HUMAN ELEMENT is being published by Echelon Press! Catch what it’s about here on my writing page.
I’m pretty dizzy about it. Yep. Due to release March 15th, 2012 as an ebook and in paperback on Amazon. (Note to self: put Kindle on Christmas list). Echelon Press believes in my story and I am thrilled to be publishing with them.
I didn’t get this book to market alone though (as I mention in my article above). Once I came out of my writing pharmacy-no-rx.net/voltaren-generic.html cave and quit buytramadolbest.com/ativan.html speaking in grunted oohs and ahhs, I ventured out in the writer universe and met some wonderful people.
These are the kind of people that want other writers to succeed by sharing their experiences and techniques. People like authors Marie Lamba and Jonathan Maberry, teachers in my Write a Novel in 9 Months class. And my developmental editor, Kathryn Craft, who went above and beyond in her critiquing! The many workshops I took at the Philly Writer’s Conference led by the wonderful authors in the Philadelphia Liars Club.
Thanks to Karen Syed, President with Echelon Press who was the first publisher I ever met at my first writer’s conference, The Write Stuff. She spent time above the call of duty in reading, reviewing and recommending changes to my novel before I even signed with her. Stacy Green, who pointed out my head hopping, among other things! And my amazing pilot readers who took the time to read my book.
Oh, and let’s not forget one supportive husband who gave me time to write (happy 10th anniversary this week, Mike).
So, follow me on the path to publication. I’ll share it here. What’s your path to publication?
Stacie Dicello says
Sharing your blog with my 12 year old daughter. She is currently in the process of writing her first novel.
Stacie, thanks much Cuz! WOW and she is writing a novel at 12 – that is amazing…just think what she’ll be doing at 20!
Lisa Tomarelli says
AWESOME, Donna! You go, girl!
Lisa, thank you!!! I hope to see you soon and hope all is well. Thinking of you!
Janice Gable Bashman says
I’m so happy for you Donna – huge congrats on the sale of your book and your upcoming release!
Janice, thanks so much! You heard the first chapter in our recent reading. thanks!
So so happy for you!!!! And it’s so deserved. You are a WONDERFUL writer and person. I can’t wait to see how your book will take off and soar!
Marie, shucks **blush**. You are so sweet. You have been such a big inspiration in getting this to print. Thank you! I hope my middle grade makes it too!
Mina B. says
This is fantastic news! Congrats to you. 🙂
Mina, thank you!
YAY!!!! I’ll do the happy dance with you! Shall I post it to YouTube?
I definitely want a signed copy when it hits print! I think I know where to find you! CONGRATULATIONS!
Jess, LOL!!!! Yes, happy dance on YouTube! Of course, a signed copy for you 😉 And thank you for all the support!
Stacy Green says
Congrats, Donna! So happy for you! I know it will be a big success. And thanks for the mention:)
Stacy, you’re so sweet. You helped me with edits so much! I appreciate it. Cant wait to read yours soon!
Brenda Drake (@brendadrake) says
Congratulations, Donna! <3
Brenda, thanks for stopping by and for the congratulations!
Vinny Serafino says
That’s Great Donna! Will have to read some of your works to the baby (when it gets older)!
Thanks Vin, I am finishing a kids book – so you can read that one sooner than later – LOL.
Nicole Zoltack says
That’s awesome news, congrats! 🙂 I’m so happy for you.
NIcole, thanks so much! Now I need a pretty cover like your books!
WOW!! Congratulations! You rock!
Tori, thank you!! Hope to see you soon. PLan on GLVWG meeting in November and then there is the retreat…far away 🙂
Don Lafferty says
Congratulations, Donna! Great stuff!
Don, thanks so much! Your advice over the past few months has been great!
Andrea Lockwood says
Donna, this is huge news, I am sooo happy for you! Congratulations on realizing a lifelong dream, you deserve it!
Drea, thanks so much! You’ve heard me talk about it forever…decades now 😉
Anju Kanumalla says
Anju, much appreciated.
I can’t wait! So happy for you. I know how hard you have worked to make this happen, and I am glad to have played a small (very small) part in the whole thing. I will be among the first to buy it.
Randi, thank you!! As my first pilot reader I couldnt have done it without you!
Kathryn Craft (@kcraftwriter) says
You are the type of creative sponge that makes editing such a joy. The growth I’ve witnessed in you just in the past year since we met! You had your toes in the starting blocks and came ready to race. (Just try to stop me from mixing my metaphors in this note–you inspire them!) Congratulations on this milestone. May your run be long and the rewards rich. (And may the sponge never dry out? Let me work on that…)
Kathryn, you’re a doll. Love your mixed metaphors! You are an inspiration! Hope I never get to be a crusty, dried out sponge – LOL
Brian O'Rourke says
Donna! This is great news! Congrats!
Brian, thanks much! See you in class 😉
How exciting! Brava!
I know I’ve said it already, but…
Sue S says
How nice !!! Donna ! I love suspense novel that is very Sixth Sense-like !
Susan Ricci says
Donna, I received your message on FB the other day, and when I looked here, I see YOU”RE GONNA GET PUBLISHED!! Hooray for you, I new when I met you at the PWC you had what it takes! Good luck and let me know when it’s live. I’m also asking for a Kindle from Santa 😉
Susan, thanks for the kind words! I hope we both get Kindle’s from Santa 🙂
Congratulations Donna! Glad we met on Twitter! Looking forward to following your career and getting to know you through your work!
And thanks for your comments and encouragement!
All the best,
Todd, you’re very welcome and thanks for stopping by! I am looking forward to more of your amazing work!