The interest, drive and motivation to become a writer often have their roots early in life even though one may not realize at the time. I was an 8-year-old third grader when I had some conscious awareness that writing is a good thing. It was then that several friends and I started a neighborhood newsletter. With typewriter in hand, the newsletter was born and essentially shared much about nothing that went on in the neighborhood. However, our neighbors were kind enough to give us 25 cents for each newsletter… and most paying customers could actually read the carbon blur caused by a dozen carbon sheets. As the years passed, I took several courses in writing and things didn’t seem so blurry … to date, I have published the following books (all books and details at www.galluzzibooks.com): “Mirror, Mirror at 1600 D.C.” “Beginnings” “Side Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not” “Twelve Upon A Time…” “Twelve Upon A Time… Bedside Story Collection Series” – 12 books for each month of the year in color As with all my books, I hope the reader enjoys the read as much as I enjoyed the write… Ed
It was now the morning of the fourth day
leaving three mornings left until alentine’s Day. Like every morning this week, Kayla ran out the door barely able to speak. Out the front door she quickly walked and went to the gnome whose head she did pop. As before and without surprise, Kayla read this note from inside:
We’re halfway to Valentine’s Day
But please don’t you cry;
For still headed your way
Is another big surprise!
Kayla found another map with directions that started at the gazebo in their backyard. She loved the gazebo, which was painted
yellow and white. Flowers of every color grew by its side. Birds, squirrels and chipmunks played all around the gazebo. Kayla arrived at the gazebo as birds and animals moved away. The directions told her to…
…Their parents looked on believing that their daughters could tame just about anything. As that thought hung in the air, a loud, angry, screeching cry was heard coming from the lake by the trees. Even Bronto appeared unnerved
by the wail. Amanda, Donja and their parents
headed toward the safety of the cave.
Once in the cave, Amanda and her family
peered out of the opening. Although the
screeching cries grew louder, they did not see
anything. They expected that something quite
large was heading their way. Yet, they heard
everything and saw nothing.
The cries grew louder. Donja and Amanda
soon spotted a small lizard-like dinosaur
coming toward them. It was no taller than
their knees, but it sure was loud. It was a
rather silly looking dinosaur. It had large green
eyes, a bump in the middle of its forehead,
two noses, wide floppy ears and long thin tail.
Bronto returned near the cave entrance to see
what all the fuss was about. The lizard-like
dinosaur stopped near the entrance of the
cave, but kept screeching like a pig squealing
in the mud.
Amanda and Donja did not know how to
talk to Screecher (that’s what they named it).
It just kept walking in a circle and screeching.
Then Donja noticed a limp in its walk. She
moved slowly toward Screecher, stopping for a
few minutes after each step so as not to scare
the little dinosaur away. Amanda looked on as
Donja stopped right in front of Screecher. The
dinosaur seemed calmed by Donja’s presence
and gradually stopped its chatter. Donja sat on
the ground and was now eyeball-to-eyeball
with Screecher. It stared at Donja for a
moment; then, as if satisfied that she was no
Twelve Upon a Time…
9781926585697, CCB Publishing
“Every month brings us a new story for our lives. “Twelve Upon a Time…” is a collection of twelve picturebook stories from Edward Galluzzi as he presents stories illustrated by children all throughout the story. A story for every month, “Twelve Upon a Time” is worth considering for readers who are seeking a storybook to bring them a good variety of tales, recommended.”
‘Mirror, Mirror at 1600 D.C.’ – Mystery, Thriller – Timely Novel With Women Contending for President of the United States in 2016 [in print and eBook formats].
For Immediate Release
Indianapolis, IN —The role of the Presidency is complicated more than enough for Elizabeth Ashton without the added political burden of being the first woman elected to this high office in America. She is delighting her supporters and converting readily her critics when she goes missing while attending a fundraiser. The unfolding plot is a matter of survival—not only personal survival, but also hanging in the balance is the endurance of the Presidency and democracy in America. The missing President must be recovered—dead or alive.
Galluzzi explains, “Writing this novel seemed simple enough at the start. You describe an event in American history that almost every citizen can see coming from a mile away: the electiion of the first woman President of the United States. It is long overdue given the state of affairs in Washington and the rest of the world shaped by men during my lifetime.”
He continues, “I did not want to write solely a political novel. The reader will become emotionally involved with the main characters through not only their interactions with each other, but the events that propel the them. It is these events that supply the mystery, suspense and romance in “Mirror, Mirror at 1600 D.C.” Plot twists and turns are important in writing this kind of novel, and there are enough of them to satisfy even the most passionate reader.”
I want to take a moment to thank you for the narration that you created for my “Bedside Story Collection Series” video book trailer. You went beyond my expectations with the advisory phone contacts and by providing me multiple professional narrations, which vary in inflection, tempo and emotion. Your narrations are all very good and gave me the opportunity to choose just what I wanted for my book trailer. Your voice over narration provides the perfect aural ambiance to accompany my visual presentation.
Please feel free to use my video book trailer as a sample of your professional work.
“Bedside Story Collection Series”
This is the eighth book in a 12 book Bedside Story Collection Series spanning across the 12 months of the year. Each of the 12 bedside stories is reprinted in color from the author’s black and white third edition book Twelve Upon A Time. Each monthly story is unique and illustrated by the original drawings of children whose interpretation of the words can only be seen through their eyes.
This August bedside story is entitled The “Yad Gnihton Taerg” on the Mirror Planet that celebrates the “Yad Gnihton Taerg” on the mirror planet Tenalp in the central city of Rorrim, a celebration that occurs just once every 500 years.
This August bedside story and all the stories are written to further the imagination of children and to strengthen the parent and child bond through the sharing of heartwarming, silly, absurd and believably impossible tales.
Watch for September’s bedside collection story The Underground Adventure that shares the heartwarming story about animal friends who want to make the end of summer a special one for their human friends before going back to school.