I am a writer of adventure stories (although this is not an official category my writing spans YA, NA, Speculative Fiction, and Romance) who taught high school English in a past life.
I am a freelance writers and editor who loves giving creative writing workshops and advising about the self-publishing landscape. I'll have 3 books published in my Chronicles of Xannia series as of April 2017, 3 non-fic industry publications, three short stories in two anthologies, and one essay on the believability factor in fiction writing in a guide to writing.
I am a mother and a wife with an OCD bent toward organization - but I hate cleaning and anything related to it, so I'm definitely not a housekeeper! ;)
I learned how to shoot an olympic bow when I was in high school and I look forward to taking it up again in the future.
I enjoy playing adventure games on my PSIII, X-Box 360, and Wii.
I have a quick mind and a good sense of humour but I am not a humourous person, though I try.
Desert Travels An excerpt from the soon-to-be released science fiction novel The Chronicles of Xannia: Time’s Tempest, written by M.J. Moores. Poem by Merick Blazing suns align with bitter winds to tire petrified bones; Trudging, trudging, trudging … Read More ›
Words to Avoid & Why – pt.1 I know, you’re thinking, “Okay, if I’m writing children’s fiction I should avoid swearing.” Or, “If I want my work to reach a broader audience I should take out big words that only… Read More ›
Crafting Novels & Short Stories: The Complete Guide to Writing Great Fiction Editors: Writers Digest, forward by James Scott Bell. Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars Highly Recommended Genre: Nonfiction/How To Crafting Novels & Short Stories, The… Read More ›
The Parlour by M.J. Moores, OCT – Author. Editor. Business Owner. The screwdriver balanced on the window sill as lazy sheers billowed into the room. The tool didn’t belong there. Neither did the dark substance streaking its shaft. One last… Read More ›
Flash Fiction & Short Story Writing Contests – Submissions will be accepted from October 1st, 2013 – January 31st, 2014 Winners will be revealed approximately 30-40 days after the close of the competition. $10 Entry Fee The contests run through Infinite… Read More ›