Donna Galanti writes suspense and middle grade fiction. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Pennwriters, and The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group. She also evaluates manuscript submissions as a first-reader for the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. If she couldn’t write she would bike, hike, and kayak every day.
She’s lived from England to Hawaii, including owning a campground in New Hampshire and as a photographer in the U.S. Navy. She holds a B.A. in English from the State University at Albany New York and is an entrepreneur at heart.
She operated a resume writing service for years until she closed up shop to write novels. Donna dreamed of being a writer at seven years old when she fell in love with the worlds of Narnia and Roald Dahl. She lived in England at the time, attending school in a magical castle where her imagination ran wild in an itchy uniform (bowling hat and tie included. True! See photo >)
She always reads the first and last page of a book before buying it.
She had fun in boot camp.
John Denver was her first love (she would have married him if his plane hadn’t fallen from the sky).
She makes up silly songs to sing.
She laughs hysterically at boy humor.
She went to Catholic girls school and played evil tricks on the nuns.
She loves old friends, charades, creamy chardonnays, and 80s movies.
She hates the serial comma.
Perfect Day: Showered in autumn leaves on a kayak heading down the Battenkill in Vermont.
Read an essay on her personal writing journey.
Yann Martel – The Life of Pi
John Green – The Fault in Our Stars
Patricia Wood – Lottery