Public Reading of Charlotte II

This is a message to the tens and tens of people reading this blog! The Hampton Roads Writers Meetup group of Virginia will be hosting and event called “Show & Grow” this month.  Show & Grow is an event where promising writers get to read some of their work in a public forum and get critiqued by a professional in the business. Guess who’s going to be one of the readers there?

That’s right! I will be one of four writers reading some our latest efforts at this event.  The S&G will be held at Gus and Georges’ Spaghetti and Steak House in VA Beach on Thursday January 19th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. All of the details are HERE. If you will be in the Hampton Roads area that evening, please consider stopping by and giving support. Three other writers will be contributing and the work presented at these events is always interesting.

This is a drinks-dinner-reading event and you buy your own food but if you just want to come for the readings, show up just before 7:00 pm.  I hope to see you there!


Charlotte II Progress

Hey everybody!

I have been fielding a lot of questions lately on how the second Charlotte book is coming so I am providing this update:  the work goes slowly.

Between family health issues, church work, the holidays and having a regular job, the demand on time is formidable.  Also, procrastination is an easy temptation.  I have been able to do some work though and here it is below.  Please, I need input from you guys to make this work better.  Thanks!

Scene: The Girlfriend Who Wasn’t There

Wednesday evening arrives with Beau and me getting ready to receive Michael and his girl. Beau is putting the finishing touches on his tie while asking me questions I can’t answer. 

“What did he say her name was again?” 

“He didn’t.” 

“Did they meet at the college?” 

“He didn’t say.” 

Beau finishes with his tie and turns from the mirror to make eye contact.  “Did he actually say he’s bringing a girl, or is this all in your head?” 

At this point I’m putting on eye liner and mascara. It’s tough to do this and talk at the same time but I have a black belt in make-up.  “He said it was ‘face-to-face’ kind of news, what else could it be?” 

“About a million other things.  Hell, for all you know he could be bringing home a St. Bernard.” 

By now I’m up to eye shadow. “Hmm, St. Bernard.  Sounds like a nice Catholic girl.”  Continue reading Charlotte II Progress

Charlotte: POV Gets Reviewed

Soon after I decided to Make Charlotte: The Price of Vengeance available again, I was contacted by an avid reader by the name of Nici Zalliski who wrote a review and posted it at her blog site. Here’s part of it:

Overall rating: 9 of 10

In summary, Charlotte: The Price of Vengeance by James Moore is a great read, well worth the time. At 126 pages in length some readers my find this to be a short novel at first glance. However, with the lack of unnecessary filler, and annoying repetition, the concept is sound, and the reader is well entertained throughout the books entirety. If you’re looking for a next great read, I would highly recommend this book.

As far as I can tell, James Moore is already working on a sequel, and I can not wait.

You can check out the complete review for yourself HERE.

After you read the review, I highly recommend you check out the rest of Nici’s site. Reviews of other works are available in addition to her own writings. Keep an eye on that site for quality reading recommendations!

Don’t forget, you can enjoy reading Charlotte: POV after downloading the book from this site:


The Second Coming

Major Announcement!

In an effort to promote my three-story Charlotte novel currently in development, I am making story number one Charlotte: The Price of Vengeance available to the public ABSOLUTELY FREE!

That’s right. For a limited time Charlotte: POV will be available at for free download. Available formats include MOBI (Kindle), epub and PDF.

Download your copy using THIS LINK.

This offer will end without notice but I can promise that it will be available at least until Christmas Day 2016. Enjoy!

Faith, Music and Suicide

What you have been waiting for is finally here!  The link to the audio stream of my interview with Jessica Marie is available HERE.

The title of this post marks some of the subjects Jessica discusses during the interview.  All of it is worth listening to.  In fact you will probably want to recommend it to anyone you know who is going through a difficult time in their lives.

I’d like to thank Jessica for doing the interview and sharing the way she did. Reminder: her album “Set Free” is available at


Hello readers.  I am sending out this post to let you know I have had the opportunity to interview a talented singer and recording artist by the name of Jessica Marie.  Jessica is what you would call a “New Christian” artist and her music is out of the ordinary.  Her debut album “Set Free” can be heard by clicking HERE.

In her music and in the interview, Jessica has a powerful story to tell.  Check out her album at and be on the lookout for the interview post coming soon!


Speaking of screenplays…

I am also working with an online group of animators on one to two minute long projects.  They’re works in Minecraft so the script calls for no speech or dialog. I found it an exciting challenge as a writer.  Here is my first effort:


By James Moore

Main Characters:

  • Burglar
  • Kitty Cat


First scene: Breaking In

Fade in to exterior of a large three-story home at night.  Everyone who lives there must be asleep.  A masked burglar dashes across the lawn to run around to the back of the house. He’s dressed in all black.  We follow him to see him duck under a back window. He takes a flash light and a crowbar out of a large black bag he is carrying. Just before he uses the crowbar to pry open the window, he notices a sign near one of the bushes. He turns on his flash light to read it and sees




He scoffs at the sign and proceeds to pry open the window.

 Second Scene: Inside

From inside the house we see the burglar prying open the window, taking care to do it as quietly as possible. After the window is open he climbs in awkwardly and ends up snagging his leg on the window, falling into the house. He lands face down.

 We see a close up as he slowly lifts his head to find himself face-to-face with a cute, cuddly kitty cat. The cat runs up to the burglar and uses a clawed paw to slash his nose. There is a muffled cry of pain from the burglar and the cat takes off running out of the room.

 Third Scene: The Chase

Camera is outside the room in the hallway. The cat comes running out followed closely by the burglar. The burglar chases the cat down the hall. The cat turns left during the chase and ducks behind a partially opened closet door. The burglar gets to the door and stops. He places a hand on the doorknob and prepares to pull it open to get to the cat. He yanks the door open in one quick move. He’s then hit in the face with a spring-loaded bowling ball. The impact knocks him unconscious. The kitty cat scampers out of the closet and climbs up on the unconscious burglar’s chest in victory.