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Friends and fans, on March 29, 1999, I signed a contract to publish this book with an outfit called Dead End Street Publications out of Washington State. (read the press release here)  ( Read the book reviews here) With no extra time to spare, on September 10, 1999, I actually became a Twentieth Century American Novelist in electronic format. In October, 2000 the book was published in paperback. Recently we signed a contract where a small film producer bought the movie options. How about that?  -- 

A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS
(395 pages) by Marty Gallanter

Released by Dead End Street Publications on September 10, 1999, is a new spiritual novel rooted in an ancient Jewish legend that relates how God, throughout all of history, has placed among us thirty-six righteous people... three dozen human beings, each of whom "knows the divine will." Should humanity ever seek to know the will of God, there are always thirty-six among us who will help us to learn.

Suzanne Rosewell is a Wall Street lawyer, the youngest female partner in the history of her prestigious firm. She is a strong, driven woman with the will to succeed and a head start on her chosen path. Suzanne knows what she wants and is willing to do what is necessary to achieve her goals... until she meets Elias, the enigmatic black Jazz musician, who carries an ancient golden trumpet and represents the even more furtive "Chairman" who Elias describes only as "the head of the most powerful corporation on earth."

Elias wants Suzanne to set aside her career and take on the task of finding "five missing righteous people." Through a series of mystical happenings and strange coincidences, all of which seem to involve Elias, Suzanne decides to accept the quest, starting an odd journey that takes her from New York City, to the Black Hills of South Dakota, to a holy Native American shrine, and back to New York.

Suzanne is not without opposition. She is Elizabeth Luckholt, a woman described by Elias as his "opposite" in the great unnamed corporation. Elizabeth sits at the left hand of the Chairman and has a vested interest in seeing Suzanne's search fail... and has the power to muster considerable resources in pursuit of her special goals. All of this is against a deadline for success set by the Chairman himself. Without 36 confirmed names on the list, it appears that the world itself cannot exist beyond sunrise on the Chairman's selected date.  Though based on a Jewish legend, A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS has a broad moral theme deeply set in Judeo-Christian culture.

As the other pages on this site show, my credits include the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, New York Newsday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, TV Guide and more.  In the published versions of my essays and articles, the author's bio has always been very simple, something like "Marty Gallanter lives in Tyler, MN.  But future bios will now read "Marty Gallanter is the author of A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS, from Dead End Street Publications." You can't buy that kind of publicity.

If you have any interest in this book, just take a trip over to the dead end street and they'll show you how to buy one. In the meantime, send me an an e-mail at martyg@themadhatter.net and I'll reserve a copy for you.  marty gallanter
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