C. Phil Moore


C. Phil Moore is a married father of four (two girls and two boy [cats]). In the words of one of Jay-Z's classics, "What more can I say...?"

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
Sort of in the same way I attack a good title for my work. It's an organic process, no doubt. There are a few guidelines that I keep in mind; some of which adhere to traditional tips given by the consensus. Goes the adage about judging a book by its cover, right? Well, I definitely keep that in mind. But with that, I still try and make it something that could not only stand out on its own, but have an undercurrent of my perosnal touch. I believe it should encompass the core message of the story. It should be funky, sexy, though-provoking. It should stir you inasmuch as the content would.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I'm like the Jack Sprat of the literary world, so my wife does the real reading. Not that I'm not a fan of anyone, I just want to avoid many of those great novelists' ideas, themes, even the way in which they craft their sentences— to bleed into my work too much. It may be a neurotic ideology and counterintuitive as far as just becoming a better storyteller... I do read, though. It just happens to be miscellaneous stuff from random Wikipedia articles to blog posts. I am cognizant of keeping the closed captioning on whenever I'm watching a movie.
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Where to find C. Phil Moore online


27 Yards An' Runnin'...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,020. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Shadows of the past shape who we are and can hold us back. We move forward while standing still. 27 Yards An’ Runnin’… is the story of a young man wondering what his life means and where it is going. Running on equal parts optimism, fatalism, cynicism and wonder, we navigate Soondie’s world, love and life. Follow young Soon as he narrates his story.

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