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Meet 40 Authors @ The Desert Writers Expo

2018 Desert Writers Expo

7th Annual Desert Writers Expo
Meet and greet Ariella Moon and 39 more authors for a
Book Signing and Sales Event

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Library Community Room
71-100 CA-111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Ariella Moon will be signing, and selling at a discount, the following books while supplies last.

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Ariella Moon Book Signing and Sale!

SC The Magic is Back

Please join Ariella Moon at the Palm Springs Writers Guild free meeting Saturday, January 6, 2018. Super-agent and author Donald Maass of The Donald Maass Literary Agency will be the speaker, and Ariella Moon will be signing and selling her books!

Rancho Mirage Library, 71-100 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA. 1:30-4:00 PM.

Books on Writing by Donald Maas: http://maassagency.com/books-on-writing/

Young Adult Fiction and Fantasy books by Ariella Moonhttp://www.ariellamoon.com

Author Chat Tonight

Please join Ariella Moon for a magical chat about writing, paranormal activity, Halloween romances, and more!

Ariella Moon Chat

Thursday 10/26
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET


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The Amber Elixir
by Ariella Moon
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Ariella will be giving away one ebook copy and one signed paperback copy (with vintage cover) of her Halloween Young Adult romance, SPELL CHECK during the chat!

Click here to join the chat

Small Press Red Flags

Small presses can offer authors several advantages, including personal access to the owner, niche book buying, author networking, professional book covers, editing, and copy editing. They can be a good ground floor entry into publishing. Some small publishers have demonstrated marked success, such as Sourcebooks, which has grown into the 10th largest US publisher, and Riptide Publishing, a LGBTQ press, which has recently produced Rita-nominated books.

SpellCheck_ebook_500x750But the recent unexpected demise of a few independent publishers, including Samhain, reminds authors to be wary. My Teen Wytche Saga was originally published by a then newly launched small press. Through the publisher, I met authors with whom I have enduring friendships. The original editor and cover artist for the Teen Wytche Saga remain valued members of my Indie-publishing team.

But there were several red flags. I have listed some of them here. I urge authors considering signing with a small press to also read Gina Burgess’s excellent article, “Beware These Red Flags That Wave Over Some Publishers.

Fortunately, my former publisher weathered her mistakes, and in some ways learned and improved. Although I remain grateful for my small press experience, I was relieved when my rights reverted back to me.

Jane Porter

Jane Porter

The Good News: A Small Publisher to Watch

At different times during last July’s Romance Writers of America National Conference, I heard a few highly successful authors and one movie publisher mention Jane Porter’s Tule Publishing. Ms. Porter has built a solid speaking and best-selling writing career. Word of mouth is that her publishing house is very author friendly. I for one, have added Tule to my publishing goals.

Copyright 2017 Ariella Moon

 

B-Fest, Barnes and Noble Palm Desert

See you all at B-Fest!

 

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Events for teens begin at 1:00 PM.
Ariella Moon will chat about creative writing and sign books starting at 5:00 PM. #BFestBuzz

 

About Ariella Moon

 Ariella Moon spent her childhood dreaming of flying to rooftops and searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia. Extreme math anxiety, and taller students that mistook her for a leaning post, marred her youth. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. Now Moon draws upon her experiences as a shaman to create magical Young Adult fiction. Her series include The Two Realms Trilogy, a medieval Scotland and Fairy fantasy adventure, and The Teen Wytche Saga, a series of sweet contemporary paranormal romances. Moon’s “Covert Hearts” appears in Second Chances: A Romance Writers of America Collection. She lives a nearly normal life doting on her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and a media-shy dragon.

Ariella loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at:

http://www.ariellamoon.com

http://www.ariellamoon.blogspot.com

http://www.facebook.com/ariellamoon.author

http://www.goodreads.com/AuthorAriellaMoon

http://www.pinterest.com/ariellamoon/

http://instagram.com/authorariellamoon

Contest for Aspiring Romance Writers

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The Heart to Heart Contest, sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Romance Writers, is a great conduit for professional feedback on your romance manuscript. I am a first-round judge for the Heart to Heart whenever my schedule permits, and love discovering new talent and helping aspiring authors hone their craft. Final judges are editors and agents.
Here is the scoop:

6 CONTEST CATEGORIES: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Erotic Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, and Young Adult Romance

WHAT TO ENTER: Send us that magical scene in which your protagonists meet for the first time, maximum 15 pages. (An optional one-page set-up may be included, but will not be judged). This is the moment that really brings readers into the story and encourages them to keep reading.

DETAILS:

Electronic submissions only — Rich Text Format (.rtf) only

Cost: $15 for SFA-RWA members, $25 for non-members

Eligibility: Open to all writers unpublished in novel or novella format as of the announcement of the Final Round Winners on November 6, 2017. Non-finalists may publish after the announcement of the First Round Finalists on October 5, 2017. Published is defined as having an ISBN and/or ASIN number on any work of novel or novella length.

Scoring: Scoring is based on 20 key areas.

Top three entries will be forwarded to the final judges.

DATES:

August 31, 2017 – Deadline for submissions

October 5, 2017 – First-round finalists notification

November 6, 2017 – Final round winners announced

FIRST ROUND JUDGES: All entries will be judged by three judge volunteers. Our first round judges include RWA PRO and PAN members. Each entry is matched with at least one published author. All entrants will receive written feedback on their entry from all three judges.

FINAL JUDGES: Three in each category: one literary agent, one traditional publishing house editor, and one e-publishing editor.

TOP PRIZE: Certificate

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please visit https://sfarwa.net/contests/.

FINAL JUDGES AND PAST WINNERS: https://sfarwa.net/contests/contest-winners/

For questions, email our contest coordinator at heart2heartcontest @ gmail . com

Second Chances: A Romance Writers of America Collection

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I invite you to join me on Facebook Live for an exciting launch event for 

Second Chances.

 Second Chances’ authors: J. Kenner, Christina Lauren, Alyssa Day, Rachel Hauck, Liliana Hart, Marilyn Brant, Kerri Carpenter, CiCi Coughlin, Cassandra Dean, Tina Ferraro, Renee Luke, Ariella Moon, Brandi Willis Schreiber, Lizzie Shane, Sharon Sobel, Damon Suede, and Tara Wyatt

Release date: September 12, 2017, available now for preorder

Do you believe in second chances? 

Romance Writers of America® brings together seventeen of today’s hottest authors in an anthology of never-before-published tales that reveal true love always deserves a happy ending. With characters who find love through tough situations, in elegant 1800s ballrooms, with an old friend who shows up when least expected, at a tender age when cliques and homework get in the way of relationships, or after a random encounter in an unlikely setting, Second Chances delivers romance to strike every reader’s fancy.