Friday, July 18, 2014

Meet the Author of the Teen Wytche Saga

I'm please to introduce this Friday's Feature YA Adult Author,  Ariella Moon,  author of the Teen Wytche Saga.

What inspired you to become a writer?
In sixth grade I won a national essay contest. Talk about a confidence booster! Plus, I have always been a voracious reader. But my biggest inspiration has been my daughter. She was an advanced reader from a very young age and it was difficult to find complex books for her that were age appropriate. She's grown now, but there are many kids like her. So I write clean teen romances with relatable subjects like sibling rivalry, friendship issues, mental illness, high school, and first love.

What book(s) have you written that you would like to tell us about?
I have written three contemporary, paranormal teen romances (working on #4) in the Teen Wytche Saga. In Spell Check, Evie must prevent her best friend Parvani from casting a binding love spell on Jordan, Evie’s secret crush. Evie enlists the help of goth outcast Salem, who stars in Spell Struck, book #2.

In Spell Struck, the spell book from Spell Check has morphed into a priceless gypsy grimoire. Salem hopes to unlock its mysteries and discover a Get Well Spell for her suicidal sister. But Salem's boyfriend must destroy the grimoire before it falls into the hands of his kidnappers.

Spell Fire introduces my most controversial heroine, Ainslie. She works hard to escape her Crazy Girl past, but it's difficult when her parents ditch her at Christmas and a dragon wants to be her new BFF. And no one will explain the hissing spell book. She meets a boy who calms her obsessive-compulsive disorder, but his deadly secret may be their undoing.



Do you have any favorite childhood books?
 I loved The Chronicles of Narnia. The series has magic, adventure, fascinating worlds, strong female characters, and romance — basically everything a girl could want.

Do you have advice for aspiring writers?

 Study your craft and never give up. Join writing organizations like the Romance Writers of America or the Society of Book Writers and Illustrators. They will help you hone your craft and stay updated on industry news. And RWA has excellent writing contests

Where can we find you and your books?

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