Welcome to my FAQs.

Here you can learn a little bit about Ariele Sieling, alien, I mean, human, and the things that I like to do and why I do them. If you have other questions, let me know by filling out my contact form, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

Who are you?

I am Ariele Sieling, human. I write books, do marketing stuff, and have three cats. Who are you?

I also enjoy: windows, swing dancing, mountains, turtles, gummy bears, burritos, reading, books, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, shoveling snow, digging potatoes, etc.

What do you write about?

I write about planet called Sagitta. My books are beach science fiction - easy to read, light, and humorous. The main premise behind my series, The Sagittan Chronicles, is that a new technology has been found and has begun to wreak havoc technologically and societally. My characters learn to use it, study the impact it has on different societies, and see how it affects individuals.

Are your books safe for kids?

Yes! They are written at a higher reading level, but don't have any sex, and violence is minimal. This makes them great for young adults and youths with a higher reading level, in addition to scifi-loving adults.

Why should I buy your books?

I can think of a few reasons:

  • You like scifi.
  • You're looking for something new.
  • You like fiction written by humans.
  • You want to support an independent author.
  • You have a ton of spare money lying around.
  • You don't want to miss out on a great story.
  • You need something to read on your spaceship.
  • You just can't get enough of my books.
  • You know someone that would like the books.
  • You need last minute birthday/Christmas/other event gifts.

Where can I buy your books?

Right here on my site! If you want ebooks or unsigned copies, find them on Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble.

Who is Rutherford the Unicorn Sheep?

Rutherford the Unicorn Sheep is a sheep with a unicorn horn named Rutherford. He has adventures and is best friends with Wilfred the Walnut Skunk. You can read some of his adventures here.

Are you different than other self-published authors?

Yes and no. On one hand, I am self-published. I do my own work, fund my own ventures, find my own people to help edit and design my books. On the other hand, I'd like to think I'm a little special. Not quite human, not quite alien. I mean, I don't have a spaceship, so the only way I can explore the universe is through writing. So that's what I do.

Why did you decide to self-publish?

There are three primary reasons why I picked self over traditional publishing:

  1. I get to maintain artistic control of my work.
  2. I own and keep the rights to my work.
  3. I make 70% of profits on selling ebooks.

There are, of course, other considerations when it comes to deciding to self-publish. I have the skills necessary to create a high-quality product, don't mind spending my free time doing things like writing and marketing, and have the support of my family, friends, and writer's group.