Welcome! It’s Friday, Canadian author M.J. Moores stopped by, and I have questions…that must mean that it’s time for another rousing edition of Author Interview Friday! Let’s get started, I don’t know about you but I’m excited to see her answers!
What name do you write under? Is this a pseudonym? Do you use more than one name when you write?
I made the careful decision to write under the name M.J. Moores. I say “careful” because as awful as it sounds, many readers are still biased toward female authors in my genre. M.J. is my initials and as I did go by that name all during high school it doesn’t feel like a complete ‘cop-out’ to me 😉
Tell us about the first time you realized that you were an author or were going to be an author.
I had an amazing opportunity to be interviewed for a local TV program on Monday morning (as soon as I have the footage I’ll post it). I was at the studio to plug a local event I’m partially organizing with an author friend of mine – JUZDIZRTS, Words & Music.
So, I’m waiting in the green room with several other guests for the show, chatting about being a sci-fi writer with the drummer of Social Hysteria (a local rock band). Another band member mentions a book (I believe) that is a cross-over between the trek and star wars universes. So then we start to banter about what that might look like as a major motion picture and how they would solve the problem of ‘long ago and far away’ with ‘future exploration’. Then, the lead singer arrives back from the cafeteria and shows us a $5 bill he just got as change for his tea – it was drawn on to make the prime minister look like Spock!
Go figure 😉
What are the chances that two of the band members and me are chattin’ about sci-fi and Star Trek and band member number 3 comes back and has remotely been apart of the conversation all along?
Needless to say, we had a good laugh at that one!
Have you ever experience a strange cosmic alignment like that?
I had an opportunity to speak candidly with a fellow author-turned-small-publisher recently and the results became the article Slush Pile Salutations. If you happen to be a writer looking at breaking in to traditional publishing, I think this article will not only make you smile (and shake your head) but realize that you still very much have a chance at being recognized for the great work you do.
For those of you who are readers, this article might just give you a chuckle at how some new authors catch a miss-step by not reading submission guidelines… it’s really an eye-opening read about the preparedness (or more accurately not) of new authors trying to break into the market.
I had a blast chatting with author & publisher Douglas Owen – I hope you have just as much fun reading about it 😉
I am a big fan of M.J. Moores writings, and fell in love with The Chronicles of Xannia, Book 1, Time’s Tempest. Book 2, Cadence of Consequences, was just released on September 28, 2015. I have already devoured it and am patiently waiting for Book 3.
If you haven’t read Time’s Tempest yet, I recommend that you do.
Today I am honored to be passing the baton over to celebrate the release of M.J. Moores newest book: Cadence of Consequences. With today being the official release date, I asked M.J. to come up with a jazzy and interesting guest post.
Without further ado – let’s welcome M.J. Moores and celebrate with her on the release of Cadence of Consequences!
Reality in the Midst of Make-believe
A Guest Post by M.J. Moores, Author of Time’s Tempest & Cadence of Consequences
Everyone has hit that low point, you know the one. It might be a life’s low or a skill’s low (like writing or not as the case may be). I had thosedays in high school of course, but then high school was a bit of a roller coaster ride for most people. I had those days dealing with my husband trying to work through a bad job/company, and…