Nancy Moore, Fiction Shorts Author!
Nancy Moore grew up in middle Tennessee and always had a love for writing. Here is her profile in her words.
On my 9th birthday, my parents gave me a diary and I guess that gift launched my career, but I didn't realize it at the time. Growing up with no siblings for companionship, I was an avid reader spending most of my summer vacations at our local library where I would check out the maximum number of books allowed for a two week period and then wind up visiting our Thursday afternoon bookmobile and getting more books.
I married my one and only sweetheart and after 41 years of marriage, he is still my one and only. He encouraged me to write and always had faith in my ability even when I didn't. Raising a family and working full-time gave me little time to pursue a writing career which was interrupted by a return to school to obtain my degree.
My English professor encouraged me to pursue a writing career, but the time didn't seem right so I returned to a job I hated. After retirement I decided it was finally time to get serious and follow advice I'd been receiving since I was a teenager.
I enrolled in a children's writing course and submitted several articles and word puzzles that were published in children's magazines under the name Nancy Moore. My course instructor at the institute encouraged me to continue my writing after I completed my course work and, of course, my husband had always been my source of support.
I currently spend my days writing and reading, reading, reading. I am currently working on a full-length fantasy/romance novel scheduled to be completed early next year. I find story ideas from reading my old journals, taking long walks in the woods and people watching. If I'm really stuck for a character or plot idea, I pack up my notebook and pen and go to a local mall and start observing shoppers. There is an unlimited supply of ideas just waiting for a person with a mixture of creativity, an interest in people and a keen eye.
And to complete the profile of Nancy Moore, here is her words of advice for new authors:
"If you find yourself scared to get started, I recommend finding one special person who believes in you and then just do it."
Short Fiction Story Stand-In Mommy
Stand-In Mommy by Nancy Moore is a light romantic fiction story that is sure to not only entertain you, but leave you believing there could be a happy ever after. A young teacher involved in a new exchange program for teachers vowing to give up men for six months finds it is much more difficult than she thinks, especially when the man's daughter adores her.
Enjoy reading this and many other stories in the first volume of Fiction Shorts, The Writer's Chest!
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