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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ask Ariella

From Victoria, a student at Raymond Cree: "Does your last name "Moon" have anything to do with the book Alabama Moon?"

Answer: Good guess, but no. I chose Moon because the moon plays an important role in magic (timing is everything!) and because I grew up on Moon Drive.

~Ariella Moon

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Ostara!

Today, we celebrate Ostara, Goddess of Springtime and Fertility. Pagan Anglo-Saxons made offerings of colored eggs to Ostara on the Vernal Equinox. She is associated with the Moon Hare or rabbit, eggs, dawn, and the east.

This image of Ostara is from my beloved divination deck, Doreen Virtue's Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards. Artwork by Wendy

Monday, March 18, 2013

What's in a Name?

Several of the students I met this month asked me to use their names in upcoming books. Sneak peek-Spell Struck has a new character named Aidan, and a another new character named after a Hindu creation goddess whose name, in Hawaiian, means "spear carrier." Can anyone guess the name?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Treasure from Raymond Cree Middle School

My mailbox overflowed with treasure yesterday-two Manilla envelopes stuffed with thank you letters from students at Raymond Cree Middle School. My heartfelt thanks to Language Arts teachers, Kristen Goerzen and Terri Green for forwarding the notes, and to all the students who wrote them. I look forward to my next visit at Raymond Cree!

~Ariella Moon

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spell Struck Contract!

It's official! I am now under contract with Astraea Press for my second book, Spell Struck, the sequel to Spell Check. I don't have a release date yet, but hope to have the book out by June so everyone can add Spell Struck to their summer reading.