About

Carla Perry, Dancing Moon PressCARLA PERRY, owner of Dancing Moon Press, handles book project development and production, editing, manuscript commentaries, book design and formatting, and oversees cover design, interior illustrations, printing, binding, and delivery of finished books.

She received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, with a minor in Mandarin Chinese and printmaking. She spent the last three decades as a book publisher, freelance technical writer, ghostwriter, grant writer and photographer.

Former clients include Intel Corporation, Sequent Computers, Bonneville Power Administration, hospitals, banks, political candidates, and the City of Portland, Oregon. She was the co-writer and publisher of Wild Dog Literary Magazine, and editor and publisher of Talus & Scree International Literary Journal. Her newest novel, Riva Beside Me: New York City 1963-1966, is available in paperback using PayPal through this website, and as an eBook through Amazon and Apple iBookstore.

Staged readings from Riva Beside Me were performed throughout Oregon by a cast of four in 2014. The performances were so emotionally cathartic for the audience that they returned bringing their friends, family, and teenagers. Since then, a full stage play of “Riva” with an expanded cast has been developed and is slated for its debut at the Newport Performing Arts Center in late March 2017. For information contact: info@dancingmoonpress.com.

Perry is the founder of both the monthly Nye Beach Writers’ Series and Writers On The Edge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the literary arts. More than 400 literary performances and workshops have been held in Newport, Oregon, since June 1997. Perry was awarded the Oregon Governor’s Art Award and the Stewart Holbrook Special Oregon Book Award for her outstanding contributions to Oregon’s literary life.

Carla Perry’s most recent book is Wanderlust, a collection of poetry and photos published by FootHills Publishing in New York. To order copies: http://foothillspublishing.com/2014/id76.htm


About Sarah Gaylesarahgayle7a

Dancing Moon Press is proud to partner with Sarah Gayle for cover art and interior illustrations (including full-color for children’s books). She is a talented artist and illustrator in pen & ink, water color, photography, and font design using actual artist materials as well as digital technologies.

She also assists authors in creating their own Amazon author accounts and listing their printed books and in uploading their full eBooks to the Amazon website.

When authors need to create a website to promote themselves and their books, Sarah will develop a site that reflects each author’s individual needs and preferences. The sites are user-friendly with the idea that authors can modify and add text as needed, without incurring the need for a middleman or additional cost.

Sarah Gayle is also available for independent illustration projects outside the realm of book publishing. For information, contact Sarah Gayle directly at: sarahgayleart@gmail.com