About the Author
Lance L. Palmgren, a number of years ago and for a short period of time, originally authored short story fiction for Motorcycle Magazines; however, in 2000, casually looking at a simple walnut he saw a character developing in his mind’s eye—a character that tickled and provoked his imagination: thus, the origination and creation of The Walnut Warriors®.
The tales of The Walnut Warriors are essentially based on the Author’s actual life experiences. The storyline premise not only involves the proverbial triumph of good over evil but also teaches tolerance, respect, and the value of character differences: sociologically, physically, and intellectually. The reasoning of the old don’t judge a book by its cover adage is subliminally explored and its value proven as the adventures of the Walnut Warriors take them to foreign lands where they positively, socially and capitalistically, interact.
That Lance was a student of the martial arts; an athlete; a highly competitive Motocross racer; and, is a Bass Guitarist, music composer, lyricist, vocalist and was leader of the N.J. Heavy Metal Band, Fist of Faith; an airbrush artist of intricate designs with a penchant toward mechanical design engineering; and, a custom Chopper builder who eventually received a calling from the Lord and became a Minister of the Christian Gospel to outlaw bikers, provided the true to life experiences from which the Walnut Warrior tales were drawn. Palmgren’s avid interest in jet dragster design and racing motivated the tale The Walnut Warriors® GO TO THE DRAGS.
The Walnut Warrior Trilogy introduces the basic characters in Book 1 The Walnut Warrior® (In a Nutshell) and provides two adventure tales, one in Book 2 The Walnut Warriors® (Quest For The Lost Gold) and the other in Book 3 The Walnut Warriors® (Armada of the Crystal Sea). Book 4 and 5 provide additional adventures: The Walnut Warriors® GO TO THE DRAGS and The Walnut Warriors® MOTOCROSS !, respectively. Book 6, The Walnut Warriors® (Go Monster Truckin’) ends with the beginning of a calamity which threatens their beloved Misty Forest and becomes the final Book of the 7-Book Series.
* Are there more books in the offing? “I can’t seem to stop the stories from being written in my head – the future story file drawer is already full; however, as to putting them on paper, well, we’ll see.”
Over the past years, Lance Palmgren has written and fully-color illustrated a series of seven children’s books about the adventures of actual Walnut Warriors® for which he has designed a floor game and complete line of fully engineered collectible game pieces and toys intended for market in the near future: His book titled The Adventures of Rodney the Raindrop will be offered as an E-Book. It is his goal to bring his original characters to life via books, toys, games, and film.
Additionally, as a musician, lyricist, and composer, he is currently working on an album with his Christian Rock Band, “Throne of Thunder”; and, a soon to be released exciting musical video for YouTube, titled “Captain Frost”. Lance resides in Branson, Missouri. Email at Lance@WalnutWarriors.com.
*(Psssssst! Author/Illustrator Lance L. Palmgren whispers that, as works in progress, he currently has 3 more Walnut Warriors® stories on his drawing board: The Walnut Warriors® Meet Bigfoot; The Walnut Warriors® Rock Band; and, The Walnut Warriors® Deep Sea Dive. Watch for them in 2014 along with his anticipated Walnut Warriors® Floor Game and collectible Action Figures.)