Dom Testa

Author / Speaker/ Broadcaster

The Galahad Series

Fiction  /  Young Adult

The award-winning Galahad series explodes in an all-new collection! Now you can collect all six books in a special three-volume omnibus series. The first volume, Leaving Earth, contains the first two books in the series, The Comet's Curse and The Web of Titan.

Triana and the crew of Galahad encounter more than they ever imagined in the first few months of their journey to a new world. In The Comet's Curse they must confront a deranged stowaway who is determined to destroy the ship and the mission. In the tantalizing sequel, The Web of Titan, the crew is drawn into a mystery emanating from the eerie, orange moon orbiting Saturn.

The second volume, Into Deep Space  contains the complete third and fourth novels, The Cassini Code, and The Dark Zone.

Now, Volume Three, A New Life (with Cosmic Storm and The Galahad Legacy) is here! In the thrilling conclusion to the series, Triana and her shipmates have decisions to make that are both painful and life-threatening. And some of Galahad's biggest mysteries are solved. Scoop it up now, and enjoy the entire saga!

Also, look for the original Galahad books (in limited release) from Tor Teen.

When the tail of the comet Bhaktul flicks through the Earth's atmosphere, deadly particles are left in its wake. Suddenly, mankind is confronted with a virus that devastates the adult population. Only those under the age of eighteen seem to be immune. Desperate to save humanity, a renowned scientist proposes a bold plan: to create a ship that will carry a crew of 251 teenagers to a home in a distant solar system. Two years later, the spacecraft Galahad and its crew -- none over the age of sixteen -- is launched.

The Galahad series won multiple EVVY Awards for Best Young Adult Book, and the first book in the series, The Comet's Curse, won an international grand prize from Writer's Digest and was chosen as the 2015 Youth One Book One Denver selection.


The Buster Blank Books

Fiction  /  Grades 3 and Up

Buster Blank is the pen name Dom uses to write these delightful (and delightfully weird) books for middle grade students. By turns funny, sad, mysterious, poignant, and surreal, each Buster Blank story leaves the reader with a positive takeaway -- and a craving for more. (Speaking of which: the latest Buster book, My Favorite Nightmare, is available NOW!)

The official Buster Blank site has lots of extra goodies for readers, writers, and people who like peanut butter.


The Mindbender Books

Non-Fiction  /  Games & Puzzles  /  All Ages

The Mindbender Books are based on the most popular radio contest in the world, which Dom has been sharing with radio listeners for more than 20 years. It's not quite trivia, but it's close. Each Mindbender requires a little bit of critical thinking, a little bit of creativity, and a little bit of guesswork. For instance: on an average day, this form of transportation carries more people worldwide than any other. (Did you guess airplanes? Cars? Bicycles? Well, the answer is elevators.)

The Mindbender Books are great for families, friends, clients, co-workers, kids, teens, teachers, parents, rivals, know-it-alls, mortal enemies, and people who like fun things. They also make perfect stocking stuffers for the holidays.

BONUS! Through October 24th, get the complete set - all three books - for almost half-price AND free shipping. Click here to take advantage of the offer!


Harlan Plumber

Suspense/Thriller/Speculative Fiction for Adults
Harlan Plumber's chilling new/old collection of tales.  

Harlan Plumber's chilling new/old collection of tales.
 

I'm often asked why I write under a variety of pen names (see Buster Blank above). It's because I love writing in so many different genres, and the result could be very confusing for some.

So, if you happen to see a book or three floating around by someone named Harlan Plumber, you should know that Harlan is me. I put on my Harlan hat whenever I write suspense/thriller/speculative fiction for adults.

This collection of short fiction is named after the lead story, Wednesday, which I actually wrote about 25 years ago. And, whatta ya know - it's now officially available as an ebook (only).

Download your copy right here.

Or, if you'd like to try a free preview on your Kindle device/app, just click here.

(Warning: These six stories are definitely NOT for kids.)


Smart is Cool!

Nonfiction  /  Parenting  /  Education

The most profound effect on education doesn't happen in the classroom . . . it happens before the child even enters the building.

For decades we've watched student achievement scores drop and proficiency levels plummet. Parents demand better results, but often miss the most obvious problem in their child's education.

Attitude.

Dom has spent more than 20 years working with middle school students, helping them to understand how their mindset affects not only their test scores today, but the abstract future they can't yet see.

Smart is Cool explores the history of dumbing down, the impact it has on our children and our country, and sets out practical solutions to help turn it around.


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