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2017 has gone by – and it was a pretty good year for the most part… But there are still projects that I would like to finish – and ideas that I would like to get started for 2018… I really would like to focus on hopefully getting more of my books noticed or “out there” somehow by finding reasonable and reliable marketing. Along with that I have some goals that I would like to set for 2018….

  • Finish “Only If” part 2 (Clara’s Story). I am bit behind on this and only because as I have been writing this story – it took an unexpected turn that I wasn’t happy with but then realized that perhaps a particular scene had to happen…. So I hope to be moving on with that and I plan on finishing that story! (If you haven’t read the first one, you can actually purchase it on Amazon in print or on Kindle  (Kindle Unlimited customers can read it for free!) at:
  • Publish another collection of poetry…. (or 2)… I am stuck between poetry that deals with the mind or perhaps poems about angels…. I may do both of them… But I would like to see one of these collections published.
  • Work on selling more art and jewelry on eBay or other social media platforms. (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram).
  • Start up a small independent publishing company – Cherry House Publishing. I’ve been self publishing for several years and I would like to be able to help other authors like myself with the steps in getting published.
  • Create more art/jewelry to sell at a local store where I live…                                        (The Arthur General Store).
  • Expand more on my story, “The New World..” – hopefully maybe publish it at the end of the year? …
  • I am hoping to attend the Art & Equality Convention, Spook Show Convention and the Dark History and Horror Convention. It is always a great time to meet new people, see old friends and hopefully share my work with hopefully new fans!


Hopefully I will meet some of these goals in 2018…. I will be blogging about these projects throughout the year if I do complete them …. Stay tuned!


I have created a new group on Facebook where you all can interact with me. I will post my most recent poems, previews to new books and poetry collections that I am working on, perform live poetry readings on Facebook and you will have a chance to buy my books BEFORE they go LIVE on Amazon…

Be sure to join my new group at:



Ariana has created a small online shop featuring her current published books and postcards with her photography. You can purchase postcards for $2.00 each. Her books are priced anywhere from $6-$10.

If you are interested in purchasing a book from her, visit her shop at:



My epic poetic horror tale, “Only If” received its second five-star review from Realistic Poetry International…


Review of Only If by Ariana R Cherry

Ariana’s poetry epic “Only If” is a tragic tale of love, friendship, betrayal, and toxic jealousy that leaves you speechless! Shocking emotional twists spiral the lives of three individuals, Bill, Michael, and Clara, into a loathing cyclone of inescapable misery and despair. Severed hearts and heightened emotions then inevitably lead to a dark, cold, and lonely prison cell where Bill, an innocent man, is locked away as a prisoner for a crime he did not commit….(Click here to continue reading the review).

Interested in reading, “Only If” to see what the excitement is all about?  

Only $5.99 at Amazon- available in paperback and on Kindle.  Click here to  buy “Only If.”


I was interviewed at the Read Write Club website and asked a series of questions- some of them asked about how I was inspired, what I am currently reading and upcoming projects…

Check out the interview by clicking on the link below:


For those who may be interested in any upcoming books that I have planned for release, I have a set a schedule of when my books will be published.

This way you can stay updated on my upcoming collections. Of course, I will blog about new stories – and give you all exclusive previews as well…



Thank you for subscribing to my blog, following me Facebook/Twitter and reading all of my work – I greatly appreciate it! …


Only If – part 2: Clara’s Story (End of March 2017/1st week of April)

Poetry Collection: “Between Light and Darkness” (May 2017)

Poetry Collection: “My Broken Wings” (June 2017)

Only If- part 3 -What Agatha Knew” (December 2017)

Epic Poetry Tale: “The New World” ( January 2018)


Fears of a writer…


I’m afraid I’m not any good.”
None of my books are selling…

I must not be any good…

I just wrote something new.
What if nobody likes it?

I’m afraid I’m not any good…

What will people think of me after they read my new book?
Does this story make me sound insane?

Am I insane?

I’m afraid I’m not any good…

Will my book ever be sold in a book store?
And when it does – will I be able to leave the store –
or will I stand guard all day –
just to see if anybody buys it?

Or will the customers know I’m THAT author-
because of my obvious goofy grin.

I’m afraid I’m not any good…

Will anyone ever read what I write….
and like it?
Or will they look at me and
or pat me on the back …hopefully?

I’m afraid I’m not any good…

Will I be one of those authors whose
work is found…
after I’m dead?

I’m afraid I’m not any good…

Will I ever be read?

(Ariana R. Cherry 2017)