Ariella Cohen


Author of Sweet Breath of Memory (Kensington, July 2016) and the e-books The Bargain, a Faustian Tale; The White Cat; and, The Value of Grey, Ariella is also the co-author of the e-book Christmas Stories (available at
A graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, Ariella attended the Hebrew University as a Visiting Scholar and holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Her short fiction appears in Heartscapes (Spruce Mountain Press, 2012); and, A Cup of Comfort for Couples (Adams Media, 2010) under the name Ariella Golani. She was runner up in Redbook's 2010 Short Story Contest; and, received an honorable mention from Spruce Mountain Press' 2010 Short Story Contest.

Smashwords Interview

What inspired you to write The Ninth Wave?
Many things. First, I did an independent study on Irish land law during the Famine while I was in law school. As my family's Irish, I've visited Ireland many times and have always loved it. Plus I wanted to write a pure mystery, not what passes for that nowadays when 'mystery' just means murder. The novel provides readers with all the clues the protagonist has so by the end (it's the first book in a series) the reader should be able to solve the mystery. Having said that, doing so won't be easy as I've used no internet sources for my research!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
That's an easy one. Although I received great feedback from many literary agents, they all told me the novel was 'too literary' and that readers wouldn't follow a story that combined history and religion in such a way. I disagreed. It's still early days, but it seems I was right.
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Where to find Ariella Cohen online


The White Cat
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Two stories of love and inspiration. In 'Matchmaker' animal shelter littermates are reunited when their human parents fall in love, while 'The Memory Garden' reminds us that we honor the dead most profoundly not only by remembering, but by rebuilding.
The Value of Grey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 880. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
To see beyond the trinity of primary colors that light our world, one must be comfortable living on the margins of morality. Only then does grey come alive as the merging of all colors and the absence of any. Would you be comfortable in such a landscape? Would your partner?
The Bargain, a Faustian Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,300. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Would you risk your soul for those you love? When Aveeva Kenig's family is savagely beaten, she makes a Faustian deal to save them. That she’s mortgaged her future isn’t in doubt, but who holds the note and what are its terms? With the help of a private investigator and a priest, she takes on the most formidable of adversaries - determined to redeem the debt and herself.

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