M J Moore


I've been reading and writing horror since I was too young to do either. I could never see myself being anything other than a writer which, I guess, goes someway toward explaining the fact that at forty three years of age I'm still renting a shoe box filled with borrowed furniture but, I digress. The first horror novel I ever read was Stephen King's Pet Sematary, and King is the author I count as my biggest influence, along with Jeffrey Eugenedes and Charles Dickens. I'm as big a movie fan as I am a book worm, and my love of cinema also greatly informs my writing style.

I published my first two books - the horror anthologies Trails, and Anomaly: Ten monsters of a different kind - in 2013, and a neo-noir novella (try saying that five times fast) called The Rental, the first in what I call my vengeance series, in 2015. My next book, an anthology/novel called Little Treasures (see trailer links below) will be out soon, and another neo-noir novella (just wanted to say that aloud again), the second in my vengeance series called The Son, will be out later this year.

You can find the book trailers for Little Treasures here:



Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Everything! I'm neither a literary elitist nor a genre junkie. Any piece of fiction filled with great characters, a story I can happily curl up and die in, and well written prose (i.e prose that carries the story well - it doesn't have to be Shakespeare. Read The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenedes and you'll see what I mean). Some of the books that gave me the most pleasure were The Virgin Suicides; Perfume: the story of a murderer by Patrick Suskind; Geek Love by Katherin Dunne; Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens; House Of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski; Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King and The Lovely Bones by Alice Seabold.
Describe your desk
An old, chipped, third-hand Target job covered in CD's, notebooks, and Burger Rings wrappers. (Burger Rings are kind of like Cheetos, except that they're ring shaped and really tangy. For those outside Australia, see if you can buy them on ebay or something because oh my God, they are good).
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Where to buy in print


Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 37,430. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Real monsters don't read fairy tales, and happy endings are not guaranteed. Ten monsters of a different kind.
Price: $1.28 USD. Words: 42,400. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A killer who prays on lonely women. A millionaire widow. A child who lagged behind once too often. A mechanic with a penchant for common girls. Each of them left a trail, and each of those trails was followed. Who's trailing you?
The Rental
Price: Free! Words: 29,580. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Cole Jensen was a homeless writer. Now he lives in a pool house in the Hollywood Hills, where he earns his keep by entertaining the odd, sinister women who attend his benefactor's nightly soirees. These encounters inspire a novel that might just make his career, but with the party games getting darker, and the guest list shrinking each day, Cole must decide whether art is worth dying for.

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