Ian C. Dawkins Moore

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My Biosphere

My name is Ian, in England born
My father’s from the islands, my mum’s from that shore
My youth was spent fleeing xenophobic bores.

I traveled to Athens and Timbuktu
I bathed in Alhambra, Granada too
I could never shake my brooding school.

My American wife dragged me here
My stepdaughter in toe, a brand new sphere
My opposition to the states to five years to clear.

I started again, from scratch in haste
I stared to relearn a new verb, chase
I started to learn a new action, waste.

My endeavors were positive though painfully slow
My dues well paid, eventually did grow
My overnight success took many moons to glow.

I now serve the public civil and clean
I now work the markets and international scene
I now have great credit and a labyrinth machine.

My writing before covered prose and essay
My heroes are Baldwin, Sojinka and Sesay
My novel attempts include travel and jazzy.

I read like a fish that swims in the night
I spend more on books than I have such a right
I meditate, cool out, and stay UN-Tight.

My dreams are to learn the heart of the word
My hopes are to chase that winged bird
My endeavors I pray are to teach and be heard.

I live in Oakland, city caught in a lie
I dwell in environs of many colored eyes
I inhabit a space of love and deep sighs.

My time here now is eight years plus
My memories of home are short and cussed
My life’s irony is to be an English fuss.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I spent over $20,000 publishing my books through vanity presses before I realized there was a better way.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has allowed me to control my publications and distribute my books in an efficient and effective way. Marketing is increasingly a job that the writer must do him/her self. Smashwords gives me the tools to do the marketing I need.
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American Charity
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 90,150. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
(5.00)
A young Ghanaian woman journeys to America to find her husband, who disappear three years before, and gets swept up in the under belly of American life in the early 1990's. She struggles with the new world environment and her own self discovery as she searches and finds her husband restoring him to health and sanity.
Thief
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A man explains how he became a thief and how it affected him in later life.
Flies
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A man is plagued with flies imagined and real while he waits to interview a new custodian for his company.
Maili Beach
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,360. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00)
A film-noir set in Hawaii A sweet mild-mannered sap, down on his luck in San Francisco, returns home to Hawaii for his father’s funeral and is swept up in his multi-ethnic family’s criminal world. In a bitter-sweet climax he discovers that fortunes come to those who are lucky and survive.
Socrates in America
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Socrates discusses with Hank, the nature of a joke, riddle a wise crack
Happiness
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,500. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00)
A satire on the search for happiness and the many pitfalls and wonderful surprises along the way.
Divine Providence
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 44,400. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Short stories and poems that acknowledge the human condition is twenty parts faith and eighty parts fate. Divine Province follows Jeffrey, who returns home to Hawai-i for his father’s funeral, only to be sucked into his family’s gangster past.
The Road to Ramadan
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
A young man of color, from Britain, journeys through West Africa in search of his identity. After many adventures he meets a young Ghanaian, who teaches him about Islam. Meeting his family he goes to live with his extended family in Kumasi and learns about the true values of the Moslem faith and his place in the world.
Jungle Fever
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
(2.00)
A man relates a story in a bar, in Aberdeen, Scotland, about an adventure he had in West Africa; and how his biggest fears of catching a deadly disease were made real.
Dead Secrets
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A man on the run from his past comes into a fortune only to lose it.
Return to My Native Land
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 67,060. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
As a young man, I traveled in West Africa in search of my identity. I am a man of color, who was born in England. I visited West Africa in he mid-seventies before that area exploded into violence, and witnessed the displacement of its people. This story is about my encounters with real people in Africa and my personal observations of my time there.
The Meaning of Life
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,050. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A collection of short stories and poems of romance, travel and adventure. For all readers who love language, words and expression, this collection is dedicated to you and the passionate stories that are now germinating in your hearts. May my humble stories act as a catalyst for your exuberant creations.
Afro-Muse: The Evolution of African-American Music
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The story of music making in early African societies and its importation to America. A review showing the musical influences of Africa onto America. Chapters includes: Africa's history, musicology, instruments,the middle passage, seasoning in the islands, new world Africans arrive with their music,conversion to Christianity, the spirituals, camp meetings,the blues and hip hop's real origins.

Books

How to Survive in America
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 18,860. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Category: Essay » Sociology
How to survive in America is a 30 year story of trial and error. Coming from England, where I learned English, I discovered that in America English is a hybrid language that everyone re-invents depending on their class, region or race. It has been a humorous and inventive experience. Here are 10 lessons that helped me navigate a successful life as an entrepreneur, teacher & writer
The Road to Ramadan
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
A young man of color, from Britain, journeys through West Africa in search of his identity. After many adventures he meets a young Ghanaian, who teaches him about Islam. Meeting his family he goes to live with his extended family in Kumasi and learns about the true values of the Moslem faith and his place in the world.
Jungle Fever
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
(2.00)
A man relates a story in a bar, in Aberdeen, Scotland, about an adventure he had in West Africa; and how his biggest fears of catching a deadly disease were made real.
Dead Secrets
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A man on the run from his past comes into a fortune only to lose it.
Return to My Native Land
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 67,060. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
As a young man, I traveled in West Africa in search of my identity. I am a man of color, who was born in England. I visited West Africa in he mid-seventies before that area exploded into violence, and witnessed the displacement of its people. This story is about my encounters with real people in Africa and my personal observations of my time there.
The Meaning of Life
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,050. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A collection of short stories and poems of romance, travel and adventure. For all readers who love language, words and expression, this collection is dedicated to you and the passionate stories that are now germinating in your hearts. May my humble stories act as a catalyst for your exuberant creations.
America-Culture Shock
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 65,530. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
Culture shock is about the shock of cultures coming together in our world today. This book presents the story of culture shock within America to Americans. This book consolidates twenty years of writing and research about the culture shock experience into a definitive collection of essays, poems, commentaries and stories. They offer practical perspectives for students in high school and college,
Great Black Innovators & the Problem Solving Process
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Price: Free! Words: 9,210. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills
A workbook, using the biographies and historical accomplishments of important black innovators, to demonstrate the problem solving process. A book, whose six step program can be used to resolve any problem.
Afro-Muse: The Evolution of African-American Music
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The story of music making in early African societies and its importation to America. A review showing the musical influences of Africa onto America. Chapters includes: Africa's history, musicology, instruments,the middle passage, seasoning in the islands, new world Africans arrive with their music,conversion to Christianity, the spirituals, camp meetings,the blues and hip hop's real origins.
Open Heart Poetry
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2009. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
"Open Heart Poetry is iconoclastic poetry, written in a precise language that explores the intricacies of the emotions of love, friendship, and fatherhood, and ruminates on politics, history, music, and the mysteries of life. Each line in every poem explodes with an exact syntax and diction that grips the mind of the reader." Reginald Lockett, Poet & author of “PARTY CRASHERS OF PARADISE”

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