Novelist and personal essayist Josh Galarza holds primary and lower-elementary teaching credentials from the North American Montessori Center, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and has written four curriculum manuals on cultural subjects used in Montessori schools throughout the world. He is a regular speaker at Montessori teachers’ conferences held by the American Montessori Society and the National Center for Montessori Education.
In June, 2011, Galarza was awarded an artist fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council for his efforts as an essayist. He is currently working on getting his first novel agented, and is drafting three other novels. Galarza teaches creative writing at Western Nevada College where he serves as president of Lone Mountain Writers and directed the literary art show Affirmations: A Writer’s Truth. He has shown work in three other literary art shows including Always Lost: A Meditation on War, which is currently touring the United States.