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Long Island Author, Jeannie Moon, Speaks on Women's Empowerment through Romance Novels

Author Jeannie Moon is the featured speaker at the South Huntington Public Library on December 13th for a discussion about how romance novels forward the concept of female empowerment and feminism.
    HUNTINGTON, NY, December 07, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Long gone are the days when romance novels were just considered "Bodice Rippers." Jeannie Moon, the author of fifteen published novels, is the featured guest speaker at the South Huntington Public Library on Wednesday, December 13th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. where she will host a discussion about how romance novels forward the concept of female empowerment and feminism. The event is free and open to the public. There will be an author Q and A, and books will be available for purchase.

From Pride and Prejudice to modern day contemporaries, strong heroines rule a genre that's primarily written by women, for women, and focuses on the future for all women. "Romance has consistently been one of the highest earning book genres worldwide, with over a billion U.S. dollars in sales every year (1), and there's a reason for that. The genre shows women that they never have to settle, and that they deserve respectful, loving relationships and fulfilling lives," states Moon. "Without us, the publishing landscape would be very different."

Born and raised in Huntington, Moon is 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). Moon has extensive speaking experience on the topics of balancing traditional career and writing careers, romance to empower women, as well time management, and speaking to youth on romance as a positive influence.

Moon's current work, Then Came You, (released on September 26, 2017) is a romantic fiction set in a relatable environment. The novel 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. 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.

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.

(1) 2017, Statista. "Highest Earning Book Genres Worldwide 2014 | Statistic." Statista, 31 Jan. 2014, http://www.statista.com/statistics/322187/book-genres-revenue/.


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