COLD SPRINGS HARBOR, NY, October 27, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jeannie Moon, the author of fifteen published novels, joins an impressive line-up of local talent during the 8th Annual Cold Spring Harbor Witches Night Out event taking place on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The public is invited to drop by The Gourmet Whaler, located at 111 Main Street, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. when Moon will be available to sign copies of "Then Came You," the first book in her new Compass Cove series, (released on September 26, 2017).
Numerous businesses on Main Street will participate in the event. Officially hosted by Grasso's and Lucky to Live Here Realty, Witches Night Out is a free event. Shoppers are welcome to wear a witches hat, costume, or just come as they are to enjoy a ladies night of events, shopping, and spirits. "The Gourmet Whaler is kicking into high gear for Witches Night Out. We'll offer tastings of some of Chef Emanuel Karropoulos's delicious creations as well as the bewitching pastries that I'm baking just for the occasion", states owner Denise Chin. "Brianna Cerrito of BRI's Bites will be here as well, along with two artisan jewelry makers, and authors JB Rafferty and Jeannie Moon--everyone's local."
Moon is no stranger to the area. "I'm a native. I know the island. I know the people, especially the towns that dot the north shore. Unlike many, I never entertained leaving. I work here, raised my kids here, and plan to stay. No one thinks Long Island has small towns, but it does. I grew up in one, and I wanted to share what's unique and wonderful in my new novel," says Moon. "This is the perfect event for people to come together and enjoy the place we live in, because not only does it bring people together, it also showcases and supports all the wonderful businesses. I'm so happy I get to be part of an event that celebrates everything this community has to offer."
In "Then Came You", Moon drew inspiration from her surroundings to create an authentic story that masterfully captures the nuances of Long Island's small towns, its people and their sentiments like few authors can. Moon has always been strongly tied to her community: born and raised in Huntington, she's currently a librarian in the Smithtown School District, president of Long Island Romance Writers, and alumnus of Long Island University-Post, and St. John's University (Queens).
Set in a relatable environment, "Then Came You", follows the story of Mia DeAngelis, a college librarian looking to overhaul her life, better care for her family, and to find the sense of community she's been missing. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she meets retired football player-turned-coach Adam Miller. Despite their intense differences, what follows in a heartwarming story of overcoming unforeseen challenges, and taking a direct hand in creating one's own happily ever after.
"This is a warm and lovely comfort read that will make you fall in love--not only with Mia and Adam, the endearing leads, but with the town of Compass Cove!" says New York Times bestselling author, Virginia Kantra.
For more information on Jeannie Moon and/or her books, visit jeanniemoon.com.
"Then Came You" Synopsis
Mia DeAngelis knew it was time to make a change. Wanting to provide a better life for herself and her ten-year-old nephew, Ben, she took a chance and moved to the small town of Compass Cove. Now, the college librarian is adapting to a new job, a new town, and living with her feisty seventy-eight-year-old grandmother. Mia is determined to make it all work, hoping the coastal hamlet gives both her and Ben the sense of community, family and belonging they both want so much.
About Jeannie Moon
Long Island author Jeannie Moon has always been a romantic. She is a bestselling author of emotional contemporary romance for Tule Publishing and PenguinRandomHouse. Her stories feature alpha heroes with hearts of gold, whip-smart heroines who are willing to fight for their happily ever after, and strong bonds between families and communities.
Active in her local writers group, Long Island Romance Writers, and its parent organization, Romance Writers of America, Jeannie feels strongly about the power of love to provide hope and happiness to readers. A vocal advocate for the genre, Jeannie is available to speak on how romance empowers women, and the positive messages YA romances send to teens. Jeannie has also presented workshops on writing genre fiction, developing strong characters, and time management for writers.
For more information, visit Jeannie's website at http://www.jeanniemoon.com.
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