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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Ariella Moon: Featured Speaker at the Palm Springs Writers Guild

Writers Helping Writers
Ariella Moon and Carol Mann
Address the Palm Springs Writers Guild

Ariella Moon at the Palm Springs Writers Guild
May 2019

Many writers shy away from public speaking, Not me. Last Saturday before the Palm Springs Writers Guild, I gave my first ever PowerPoint presentation. (Do not judge.) In the spirit of Writers Helping Writers, my topic was "Your Author's Voice: The Foundation to Building Your Brand."

Fellow presenter Carol Mann gave a wonderful and informative talk on "Writing, Art, and Collaboration," using illustrations from her beautiful book, All Ways A Woman. AMAZON

Carol Mann with an illustration by Lynn Centeno
Palm Springs Writers Guild

After the presentation, it was such a pleasure to meet Sophia Franz, 12th Grade 2nd Place Winner, pictured below with (L-R) Rancho Mirage High School English Department Chair, Robin Hinchliffe-Lopez and Palm Springs Writers Guild President-Elect, Marly Bergerud.

My thanks to Mark Anderson of AquaZebra for allowing me to share sharing his photos.

Next Up: "Transmedia: Storytelling Across Multiple Platforms" boot camp.

Friday, March 15, 2019

.99 Cents Book Sale!

For a Limited Time...

"Courage doesn't always make itself visible. 
Sometimes it's so deep, it takes a dragon to unleash it." 
                                                         ~A Goodreads Reviewer 

Also Available on Kindle Unlimited
And in paperback.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Announcing a New Writing Workshop

A New Palm Springs Writers Guild Boot Camp: "Create Compelling Characters"

Presented by Ariella Moon
March 22, 2019, 1:00-4:00, The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert.
(Price will be announced soon.)
Join award-winning, multi-published author, Ariella Moon, for a three-hour, interactive, intensive workshop on crafting compelling characters. Writers will discover the art of character arcs, five ways to create reader empathy, and how their protagonist’s goals, motivation, and conflicts propel the story. Writers will also learn ways to reveal character, and how to use Deep Point of View to create compelling characters. Attendees should bring a printed copy of the first ten pages of their manuscript (fiction or memoir).

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Give Yourself a Post-Valentine Gift

Valentine's Day is fraught with pressure: the pressure to find Ms or Mr Right, or to discover the right romantic gift, or to be happy if none of the above materialize.

We have all been there. Note the tremendous popularity of romance novels and the Hallmark channel.

3 Ways to Beat the Valentine Day Blues

1. Show Yourself Some Love

Treat yourself to a massage, pedicure, or a facial. If you can't afford to go to a spa, try one of these Homemade Facial Recipes from Reader's Digest.

2. Brighten Your Home

Clean and Declutter. The work will keep your mind off your lack of Significant Other, and when you finish, your home will feel lighter and brighter. Guaranteed mood elevator.

3. Make Someone's Day

Perform random acts of kindness. Compliment a stranger. Write a gratitude letter to a relative or friend. Visit a shut-in. Make cookies and distribute them to your neighbors.

After you have tried all of the above, escape into a movie or novel. You've earned it!

Kindle Countdown 99 Cents Sale!

If you like sweet, paranormal, Young Adult romances, then consider Spell Struck, Book 2, The Teen Wytche Saga.

Read for free with Kindle Unlimited, or purchase the kindle ebook for 99 cents during February 15-21, 2019. 


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Escape the Cold With This Kindle Countdown!

Today is National Popcorn Day!

Snow dusts the mountains surrounding my southern California home, creating the perfect environment for settling in with a good book and a bowl of freshly popped popcorn. 

Are you caught up on the Hallmark channel movies? Me, too! You can still enjoy a satisfying, sweet, romance story. The Teen Wytche Saga transports you back to high school and the roller coaster world of secret crushes, friend troubles, and difficult choices.

And magic. 

For a limited time, you can buy the Kindle version of SPELL CHECK: Book 1, The Teen Wytche Saga for 99 cents. Click here, or read the entire Teen Wytche Saga on Kindle Unlimited.

Don't forget the popcorn!

~Ariella Moon

Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Teen Wytche Saga on Kindle Unlimited!

The Teen Wytche Saga

By Award Winning Author

Ariella Moon

Read Now On Kindle Unlimited!

Only on AMAZON

Young Adult, Sweet, Paranormal Romances

Spell Check, Spell Struck, and Spell Sophia
are also available in paperback.

Friday, November 9, 2018

99 Cents Book Sale!

Spell For Sophia
by Ariella Moon
Book 4, The Teen Wytche Saga

Deceived and kidnapped by her outlaw bio-parents, Sophia Perez-Hidalgo  resorts to thievery and arson to escape. Then Fate delivers her into the arms of Shiloh Breaux Martine and his grand-mèrea voodoo priestess living deep in the bayou. Now Sophia’s survival depends on her mastering magic and the supernatural.

Breaux knows Sophia is trouble — but he’ll time travel through New Orleans’s dangerous past and risk his bright future to protect her.

Sometimes the worst scars are the ones you cannot see.

Young Adult Paranormal Romance

 99 cents on AMAZON through November 15,
or read for free through KINDLE UNLIMITED.
Regular purchase price is $2.99.