Avia Belle Moon

Biography

Avia Belle Moon is the pen name of a writer who started her professional writing career in Japan in 1995. She has written many articles on Japanese arts and culture. She has been published in various newspapers and magazines in Asia, including The Japan Times, The Daily Yomiuri, Kansai Time Out, and The South China Morning Post.

She is involved in nuclear abolition activities, and works with peace organizations worldwide. She has been interviewed by the BBC regarding nuclear abolition, and edited Volume 6 of the Japanese graphic novel, Barefoot Gen-Story of Hiroshima. She went to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she studied art history. Upon arriving in Japan in 1991 she continued her studies in Japanese art history and the Japanese language.

A Thousand Years of Love is her first novel, and was a Finalist for the 2006 Word/Work Self-Published Book Awards. The Word/Work Self-Published Book Awards are an annual literary competition to recognition the contribution of independently published work to the writing world. The competition is open to the public and awards prizes for both fiction and nonfiction books. Self-published, print-on-demand (POD), and independent publishers (small press) are all eligible to submit their work. We look for work that is daring, inventive, and engaging-work that has critical appeal, and the potential to find a wider audience if given the right push.

Her interview of Japanese manga pioneer Hagio Moto was part of the required course readings at the University of Wisconsin Student Seed seminar(Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) that examines the impact of race, class, age, gender, ability, sexual orientation and other defining aspects of our identities on our learning environments and the community.

She has written three print books in total. “Temple of the Dueling Heart” was released in 2010, and her third book, “Spiritland-The Ghosts of California’s Central Coast” was published in 2011 by Schiffer Publishing.

"The Night of the Scorpion" is her first book in her Paranormal Justice Series. Since 2007 she has been besieged by ghosts and spirits, and she has found that writing is a great way to balance sometimes stressful encounters from the other side.

You can read more about her writings at www.aviabellemoon.com

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am working on the new Paranormal Justice Series. The vein of justice runs very deeply in me, and I seem to be surrounded by ghosts and spirits. These two elements naturally seemed to mesh.
Who are your favorite authors?
Anais Nin, Flaubert, Hemingway, Yukio Mishima, Murasaki Shikibu, Flannery O' Connor.

And I absolutely loved the DC comic book series from the early 70's-House of Mystery, House of Secrets, Ghost Tales. I have been fascinated with the supernatural since childhood. My all time favorite show is the Twilight Zone-I can't get enough of it!!!
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Videos

Supernatural Sleuthing by the Sea
Avia discusses her experiences with the supernatural and paranormal, including EVPs, ghost writing on her VCR, and much more.

Avia Belle Moon Author interview
Avia discusses the writing life, screenwriting and film, and what the future looks like.

Books

The Night of the Scorpion-Paranormal Justice Series Book One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,900. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A Police Detective risks her life to stop a serial rapist with supernatural powers from terrorizing a peaceful seaside community. Detective Valerie Von Danner teams up with supernatural sleuth Marvella Mellows to stop the rapist in his tracks. The trees cry tears of blood, as the ocean waves turn red, as the environment responds to the evil presence permeating its parameters

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