Charles Moore

Biography

Charles Moore lives and writes in Johnson City, Tennessee. He started his writing life with encyclopedic entries, then graduated to two blogs, and the occasional op-ed column.

Along the way he has attempted many short stories, taught composition and American Literature, and has struggled to learn guitar.

He claims his computer has more stories in it than he can recover but he has yet to prove that fact!

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I was lucky enough to have a position that allowed me to tinker a bit at writing and editing. That luck held into Grad school where I earned a MA in English. Talk about writing! I had a Mac something-or-rather (one of the all-in-ones) and I spent many nights hammering away at the keyboard. I was fortunate enough to meet a few folks working on projects that needed some research and writing.

Several years later, not too many years before I retired, I got the great break of writing for our local paper's op-ed page "Community Voices" section. I've turned out 30 columns some of them on the front page of the Editorial section of the Sunday paper. Once I retired I began writing in earnest.

I've been very lucky, indeed.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Number 5, "The Honorable Man" is due out soon. I hope! I was interested in this recent phenomenon of a sort of warrior-celebration of the American GI. I thought it would be interesting to think of a couple of soldiers whose stories were quite unlike what we hear today. But, told not as a war story but as foggy memories and thus errors and misunderstandings. One of my proposed titles was "The Fog of Age." What we think we remember and what really happened are most likely different. The results can be devastating.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Charles Moore online


Books

The Killing Chamber
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A young man is found dead in a private art gallery. Who is he? Where did he come from? Who killed him? Johnny “Clubs” Murdock is present at the discovery of the body. Murder could happen any town; in any neighborhood like this one. But, it occurred in Murdock’s corner of the world and without trying, with every passing day, he seems to burrow deeper into the mystery.
The Day Job
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,920. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Politics is always dirty. Sometimes dirtier than other times. And, once in a while politics can get deadly. Franc Donahue gets a case shoved his way. He doesn’t really have much choice. It pays the bills. It stinks but a fellow has got to eat and buy bullets.
The Wrong Time For A Killing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,970. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Private detective Franc Donahue, with a stroke of (bad) luck, is the first person to the scene of a multiple murder. It's not his case,he's not interested, no one has hired him to solve it but events keep dragging him in to it. Set in Madison, a fictional northeast Tennessee town, on the edge of the southern Appalachian Mountains, in the current era.

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