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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Book Signings and Reader Spotlight

A huge shout-out and thanks to the fans and friends who attended my recent book signing at Barnes and Noble in Palm Desert. I hope to meet more of you at the Readers For Life Literacy Autographing
in July!

B-Fest, Barnes and Noble's recent big teen event, totally ROCKED! I loved signing the first books in my two series, The Beltane Escape from The Two Realms Trilogy, and Spell Check from The Teen Wytche Saga. Here are a few highlights:

The day begins!

Salim Alama adds to his Ariella Moon book collection.
How do you spell your name?

Early birds Suze Datz, Salim Alama, and Monty Poff
Barnes and Noble staff member, Allyson, bought a copy of
The Beltane Escape on her break!

Aspiring author, Sir Jr, brought his whole family!

These teens are wearing their Beltane Escape swag,
a necklace with a skeleton key. 

Such lovely sisters!! They bought two books!

Wonderful new fan, Miriam Herrera.

See you all July 13, 2016 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina for the "Readers for Life" book signing! Nora Roberts and Sylvia Day are expected to be among the 400 romance authors (including me!) raising money for literacy. The event is free to the public. Because it is a fundraiser, Romance Writers of America requests you do not bring books from home. Please plan to purchase them at the event.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Summer Festivals: 52 Fun Things To Do in 52 Weeks, #6

Summer is a great time to dive into culture and explore fun, free festivals. Cities large and small abound with free concerts, and art and book festivals. I just returned from the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California, and will be signing books June 11 at B-Fest. So this week’s 52 Fun Things To Do in 52 Weeks is…drum roll…Attend A Book Festival!

3 Reasons to Attend a Summer Festival
1.     They are free.
2.     They appeal to all ages.
3.     They are a great way to discover and meet new authors, artists, and musicians.

Nationwide, Barnes and Noble will celebrate teens, and young adult fiction, on June 10-12, 2016. Expect book signings with YA authors, author panels, swag, and more. Adults read the majority of Young Adult fiction, so I expect B-Fest’s appeal to extend beyond teens. 

I will be signing Spell Check and The Beltane Escape at 10 AM, June 11, at the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert. Expect magical swag, and yummy homemade cookies or brownies.

Bay Area Book Festival

Make a note of this event for next year. The free festival included great music at the Center Street Stage, author panels, book signings, and more. I enjoyed meeting new authors and local booksellers, and perusing book-related merchandise.

Do you know of any great summer festivals in your area? Please comment so others can discover these events, too. And if you attend B-Fest, check back and tell me what you thought.

Happy reading!
Copyright 2016 Ariella Moon

Monday, June 6, 2016

Book Signing News!

Meet me at B-Fest!

Book lovers please join me at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Barnes and Noble in the Westfield Mall, Palm Desert. I will be signing The Beltane Escape and Spell Check, and giving away magical swag while supplies last!

Contest for Aspiring Authors

Once again I will be a First-Round Judge for the Heart-to-Heart contest. This competition is great for receiving constructive feedback. And, if you are one of the top three finalists in your category, your manuscript will be read by an agent and two editors! For details on how to enter, click here.

I hope you have a magical day!