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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My debut teen romance, Spell Check, released today on and Astraea Press!  It should be up as a nook book, too, any minute.  What a great way to start the Year of the Dragon!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Serene Teen Tip for the Day
Studying for a big test? Finding it hard to focus? Imagine your favorite tree.  Visualize yourself merging with the tree. The bottom of your feet open. You send out roots that merge with the tree's.  The roots anchor you. Send your anxiety down through the roots and picture it traveling all the way to the Earth's molten core.  There, your anxiety is burned, purified, and transformed. Like the tree, you can weather any storm. You are grounded.  Knowledge flows up to you, like a tree drawing water from the ground. You can easily call forth anything you had studied and learned. The answers flow to you. When you are done with the test or project, retract your roots.  Step out of the tree and thank it for its help.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 15, 2012
When is a book cover not a book cover?
Nine days and counting until my debut teen romance, Spell Check, is released from Astraea Press. Long before I had the final cover art, a trio of young women from Alpha Chi Omega, held a photo shoot. I needed a picture to represent Evie, my protagonist. Major thanks to Kenzi, Emilee, and Kaitlin, who tracked down Evie's Perfectly Plum nail polish, and a camera similar to the one Evie is afraid to use, and captured the shot. You can see the result on my book page.  Thanks, too, to local teen, Carolyn C. and her friends for picking the excerpt.  Now, the official Spell Check cover, the interim cover, and the excerpt are up on my blog and web site.  Thank you, ladies! ~Ariella Moon