• October 6, 2014
  • DESTA: To Whom the Lions Bow has won  Moonbeams’s 2014 Young Adult Fiction Award. The ceremonies will be held on Nov.8, in Traverse City, Michigan.
  • Septermber 30, 2014
  •  Kirkus Reviews’ of DESTA: To Whom the Lions Bow was released today. To read it, please go to: The reviews for DESTA AND KING SOLOMON’S COIN OF MAGIC AND FORTUNE and DESTA AND THE WINDS OF WASHAA UMERA  can also be found on the same web site.
  • Book event–Saturday–9/13: signing DESTA 1, 2 and 3, Mosswood Park in Oakland, California, from 12 noon to 6 pm. Would love to see you there!
  • Book event–Sunday–9/14: signing DESTA 1, 2 and 3 at 1036 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA from 12 noon to 7 pm. Would love to see you there!
  • June 25, 2014 DESTA: TO WHOM THE LIONS BOW (Vol. 3) was released to the public today!
  • April 11, 2014 DESTA and The Winds of Washaa Umera (Vol. 2) was recently featured in the prestigious KIRKUS REVIEWS’ both in the digital and magazine. Reportedly less than 10% of their reviewed books are selected to appear in these publications.
  • November 13, 2011is Moonbeam’s book awards ceremony and Getty and Rosario will be flying to Traverse City (Michigan) for the occassion. Desta, Getty’s debut novel, is one of the winners in the Young Adult Fiction category. Getty will be signing books as well as read from his novel at this event. We encourage visitors to check out DESTA’s table, meet the author and purchase a signed copy. You will be glad you did. This book is probably unlike any you have read before.
  • November 29, 2010To Desta’s current and future readers: On Friday, December 3rd, I’ll be at the Lodi High School library from 7:30 4:30 p.m. talking about the art of storytelling and fiction writing. I’ll be speaking evey hour (assuming I won’t lose my voice at some point) to different classes. The last hour is open to the public. If you are in the area and would like to come, call the school’s library for directions. Thank you. GTA

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