Enrich A Child’s Life Through Books and Reading

on November 8, 2018

By Ariella Moon Recently, I was interviewed on Colliding Worlds Radio with two children’s authors, Rose King and Ruthie Darling. The topic, books and the importance of reading to children, is dear to my heart. The discussion reminded me of my own childhood, when novels like The Chronicles of Narnia sent me on grand adventures,… Read More

Ariella Moon

Ariella Moon

Ariella Moon draws upon her experiences as a shaman and former teen to create magical Young Adult fiction. Her Two Realms Trilogy is a medieval fantasy adventure series. The Teen Wytche Saga is a series of sweet contemporary paranormal romances.

Ariella spent her childhood 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. 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 here.

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Birthing Babies and Books

on March 19, 2018

By Ariella Moon Spring has arrived in Southern California. Blooming orange and grapefruit trees, still heavy with fruit, perfume the air. “Snowbirds” from the Midwest and Canada crowd local swimming pools and grocery store parking lots. And a tiny mother hummingbird has returned to nest in my patio. Mama Ava hummingbird (I’m a writer, and… Read More

Ariella Moon

Ariella Moon

Ariella Moon draws upon her experiences as a shaman and former teen to create magical Young Adult fiction. Her Two Realms Trilogy is a medieval fantasy adventure series. The Teen Wytche Saga is a series of sweet contemporary paranormal romances.

Ariella spent her childhood 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. 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 here.

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Ariella Moon is giving away an eBook copy of THE BELTANE ESCAPE.

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From Killing to Kissing…

on August 10, 2017

A Thriller Author’s Journey to Happily Ever After By Dawn Klehr How’s that title for disturbing? I have to admit, the thriller junkie in me adores it! And the romance writer in me understands it completely. As the saying goes, there’s a thin line between love and hate…and I cross that line daily. Yes, I’m… Read More

Dawn Klehr

Dawn Klehr

Dawn Klehr is the author of the young adult thrillers: The Cutting Room Floor and If You Wrong Us. She began her career in TV news and though she's been on both sides of the camera, she prefers to lurk behind the lens. Mostly, she loves to get lost in stories --in film, the theater, or on the page -- and is a sucker for both the sinister and the sappy. She's currently channeling her dark side as she works on her next book. Dawn lives in the Twin Cities with her funny husband, adorable son, and naughty dog.

Do You Believe?

on October 28, 2014

by Alexandra Sokoloff Halloween is almost here; my favorite holiday and, because I write spooky paranormal thrillers, it’s my busiest time of year as a writer. I always know I’m going to have an event on Halloween night. This year I’ll be doing spooky readings at the Dark Nights, Dark Deeds Crime Festival in Grantown,… Read More

Alexandra Sokoloff

Alexandra Sokoloff

I’m the Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker and Anthony Award-nominated author of the Amazon bestselling crime and supernatural thrillers The Harrowing,The Price, Book of Shadows, The Unseen, The Space Between, and the Thriller Award-nominated Huntress/FBI thriller series: Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, Cold Moon, Bitter Moon, and Hunger Moon. The New York Times Book Review has called me “a daughter of Mary Shelley” and my novels “some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.” I’m a California native and a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, where I majored in theater and minored in everything that Berkeley has a reputation for. After college I moved to Los Angeles, where I’ve made an interesting living doing novel adaptations and selling original thriller scripts to various Hollywood studios. In my stories I like to cross the possibility of the supernatural with very real life explanations for any strangeness going on, and base the action squarely in fact. The Unseen is based on real paranormal research conducted at the Duke University parapsychology lab, and Book of Shadows teams a Boston homicide detective and a practicing Salem witch in a race to solve what may be a Satanic killing. The Space Between, is an edgy supernatural YA about a troubled high school girl who is having dreams of a terrible massacre at her school, and becomes convinced that she can prevent the shooting if she can unravel the dream. I also have written paranormal romance (The Shifters,Keeper of the Shadows) and the non-fiction workbooks Screenwriting Tricks for Authors and Writing Love, based on my internationally acclaimed workshops and blog. I live in Los Angeles and in Scotland, with Scottish crime author Craig Robertson. When I’m not writing I dance: jazz, ballet, salsa, Lindy, swing — I do it all, every chance I get.

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Summer Romance – Revisited

on October 16, 2014

by Joanne Rock There’s no denying it’s fall now. But I’m always in the mood for a summer romance. I’m not sure if it’s because I have my own fun memories of summer and summer romances as a teen, or if there’s something more specific about summer stories that appeal to me in particular, but… Read More

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock

Four-time RITA finalist Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The USA Today bestselling author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small-town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly---love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel to gather new ideas.

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Welcome to Summer Camp

on July 2, 2013

I’m so excited to be back at Writerspace today to celebrate the release of my Young Adult debut, CAMP BOYFRIEND. This is a project I penned with my super sister-in-law, Karen, and we took a joint pen name as J.K. Rock, which is pretty darn close to each of our real names anyhow. If you… Read More

J. K. Rock

J. K. Rock

Writing partners Joanne and Karen Rock pen Young Adult books as a team in addition to solo careers as adult romance writers (learn more below). Married into the same big, boisterous clan, Joanne and Karen quickly bonded over a shared love of books. After a decade of replotting their favorite films during family parties, they decided to write a book of their own. They sold their first attempt a year later, and look forward to the release of their debut, Camp Boyfriend. Now the launch book of both a camp series and the Spencer Hill Contemporary imprint for Spencer Hill Press, Camp Boyfriend has already been noted as a story to watch in 2013. Joanne and Karen are busy plotting new camp stories and look forward to meeting readers this summer. With any luck, they’ll be visiting a summer camp near YOU!

Meet Joanne...
Joanne Rock writes both contemporary and historical romance for Harlequin. Her next Harlequin Blaze, My Double Life, is a May 2013 release. Prior to writing, she received a Masters in English literature from the University of Louisville in KY. Her love of reading made her want to be a writer from an early age. To this date, Black Beauty and her collection of Nancy Drew books have a place of honor on her keeper shelves, and she is as likely to re-read Wuthering Heights on any given weekend as she is to download something new. When she’s not reading, writing or gabbing with friends about one of the former topics, Joanne is usually at a sports field cheering on one of her three sons in athletic endeavors too numerous to mention.

Learn more about Joanne by visiting her at:
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Meet Karen...
In a quest to provide her eighth grade students with quality reading material, middle school teacher Karen Rock read everything out there and couldn’t wait to add her voice to the genre. Now an author for Harlequin’s Heartwarming line, Karen is thrilled to pen stories that moms can share with their teenage daughters. Look for Wish Me Tomorrow, her debut adult romance, in September 2013. As half of the writing duo J.K. Rock, Karen also pens young adult romance. When she’s not busy writing, Karen enjoys scouring estate sales for vintage books, reinventing her gardens to suit her moods and occasionally rescuing local wildlife from neighborhood cats. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, her very appreciated beta-reader daughter and two King Cavalier spaniels who have yet to understand the concept of “fetch.”

Learn more about Karen at:
Karen’s website
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