Meet Josh Walton. He's a pretty unusual guy. Not much scares him. By day he's a large animal handler. By night he's occasionally a bouncer, so that's pretty much the same line of work.
A brilliant story-teller with
a photographic memory and a winsome smile, 38 year old Josh Walton is a Renaissance
man. You might just hear him quote Shakespeare with an adoring white tiger
sitting on his lap. Josh has gone from construction to the martial arts; from
professional chef to talented artist; and from large predator handler/trainer
to author. Affectionately known as The Alligator Author, Josh Walton handles
big gators. Some, very big. One he handles regularly weighs close to 250 pounds,
another, a thirteen foot long gator named Barney, tips the scales at 400 pounds.
Although Josh was diagnosed as severely dyslexic as a kid, he refused to let that challenge prevent him from graduating in the top ten percent of his high school class.
A whip smart chess player, classical music aficionado, Josh is also the talented author of a wildly exciting series of Fantasy Novels currently in the process of being transcribed and converted to books. Josh dictates the storyline, and the transcription service delivers the text to his writing partner, author/editor C.K.Gurin, who is flat out wild about Josh's tales and says they'd make phenomenal movies.
As a loving husband, and a great dad to two daughters, one of whom is battling juvenile diabetes, Josh could use your help to get this great series into book form. They're REALLY GOOD.
If you'd care to share the first
two chapters of "Peter Thomas And The Five Realms" they are accessible from
JOSH WALTON'S GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN PAGE
Status Report December
Review, Peter Thomas and the five Realms Book 1
I give this book a five-star. I recommend this book to anyone.
I just finished reading Joshua Waltons Peter Thomas And The Five Realms.
What a fun read!
The characters come to life and you become so involved with them you forget about the real world.
Mr. Walton is clearly a talented writer and Im looking forward to reading his following works.
This is not the type of fiction I usually enjoy but I was so taken by the characters and the narrative that I could not put it down.
Thank you for editing the work and my congratulations on the result.
If you have any questions or would like further feedback please dont hesitate to email or call my cell
Again thank you for the fine work and Im looking forward to more.
Aurelio (Tony) Padron
Entertainment manager at Wild Adventures Water and Theme Park
"This was AWESOME! I loved it! When's the next book going to
BETA READER: Not the type of book I normally read but I was surprised. This was well-written, fun to read, it had a good ending, and I really liked the book. It will make a good movie! - BG
BETA READER: I'm currently on page 206 and I'm thoroughly enjoying the story, especially the unique characters/creatures. I like toads, so I would particularly like to see a prog. -DMK
BETA READER: - W.E.
I would like to submit my review on Peter Thomas and the Five Realms, Book 1. - R.A.
#1. Did the story hold your interest from the very beginning? If not, why?
Yes, it did....first, I love stories such as
this. It's fantasy and takes you to places you would otherwise never
#2. Did you get oriented fairly quickly at the beginning as to whose
story it is, and where and when it's taking place?
It took me about two chapters to start to figure
out who was who. There was alot going on and it just takes me a
#3. Could you relate to the main character?
I could see Peter Thomas in my mind and I was
able to feel his disdain, his pain, his arrogance. In the beginning,
#4. Did the setting interest you and did the description seem vivid and real to you?
Yes, the setting did interest me very much.
In my mind, I was able to picture everything. It's funny, because I
#5. Was there a point at which you felt the story lagged or you became
less that excited about finding out what was
It was just a little slow when Peter was with
Mr. Williamson on a few occasions....not really slow, but Williamson
#6. Were there any parts that confused you? Or even frustrated or annoyed you? Which parts and why?
See my above answer!
#7. Did you notice any discepancies or inconsistencies in time sequences, places, character details or other details?
#8. Were the characters believable? Are there any characters you think
could be made more interesting or more
Yes, aside from the "magic" that Peter
possesses, there are people such as Peter walking around every day.
#9. Did you get confused about who's who in the characters? Were there
too many characters to keep track of?
There were at times, too many characters for
me to keep track of. The names were not similar, but perhaps
#10. Did the dialogue keep your interest and sound natural to you?
If not, whose dialogue did you think sounded
This is what I love about reading a book! You
form in your own mind how you picture the character to look,
#11. Did you feel there was too much description or exposition? Not
enough? Maybe too much dialogue in parts?
#12.Was there enough conflict, tension and intrigue to keep your interest?
Oh, absolutely! I could feel Peter's aggravation
and annoyance, his distrust and his anger from the beginning
#13. This is a multi-book series, so some questions will be answered
in subsequent books. But speaking for this
Yes to both! I was left hanging and now I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!!
#14. Really Important! Did you notice any obvious, repeating grammatical,
spelling, punctuation or capitalization errors?
Yes, I did, however I do not have the examples. There were not that many, but I did notice a few. (Thanks, we'll check)
#15. Do you think the writing style suits the Fantasy genre? If not, why?
Of course it does! You have sorcerers, magic,
floating coats, fairies, rooms such as the library, fireballs, Bullvine,
#16. Any additional thoughts you'd like to share?
Any time a book or story can take your mind
and transport you to the places you are reading is a wonderful
TO READ THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS OF
PETER THOMAS AND THE 5 REALMS