Author Archives: Nancy Jane Moore

About Nancy Jane Moore

Nancy Jane Moore is a founding member of Book View Cafe. Her most recent BVC ebook is Walking Contradiction and Other Futures, a collection of her science fiction adventure stories. She also recently released Ardent Forest, a retelling of As You Like It set in post-apocalypse Texas. Other BVC e-books include Conscientious Inconsistencies, a collection of short fiction first published in print by PS Publishing; Flashes of Illumination, a collection of very short stories; and the novella Changeling, first published by Aqueduct Press. Her short stories and essays are also available in most of the BVC anthologies and her work has appeared recently in the anthologies How Beer Saved the World and Best Laid Plans.

Find Your Passion

Pamela Long

I was thrilled by this year’s MacArthur grant list.  So many fascinating people doing so much meaningful work. Poets. Musicians. Scientists. Lawyers. An artist using Houston’s Third Ward and the people who live there as his canvas. Alison Bechdel! I … Continue reading

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‘True Budo Is a Work of Love’


The title of this post is a quote from the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, usually referred to as O Sensei. The word “budo” means the way of war, or warriorship, and Aikido is a martial art built on very … Continue reading

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Exploring California, Step by Step

The Pacific

I use a Fitbit to keep track of my exercise. It’s fine motivational tool. When I look at the “dashboard” and see that I’ve been sitting around all day, or that my morning exercise walk only generated 15 very active … Continue reading

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Flash Memoir: ‘Spinster’

Flashes of Illumination

Note: I’m off hiking at Point Reyes National Seashore this week, so I’ve posted one of the stories from my flash fiction collection, Flashes of Illumination. This is what I call flash memoir: a type of creative nonfiction built on … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Feminist Science Fiction

Aqueduct Press

I’m one of the people reading for The Year’s Illustrious Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy, an anthology of stories published in 2014 which will be edited by Nisi Shawl and published by Aqueduct Press. According to the announcement, this anthology … Continue reading

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Is It Fall Yet?


It seems to me that literature always waxes effusive about summer. Everyone is supposed to love summer. Picnics, barbeques, days at the beach. It sounds idyllic. Me, I hate summer. Give me fall any day: a nip in the air, … Continue reading

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Legal Fictions: Reinventing Law — and Lawyers

Legal Hackers. That’s two words I never expected to see together. And no, it’s not about people who have figured out legal ways to get their hands on your password. It’s people who are bringing law into the modern digital … Continue reading

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erotic netsuke

Now that I’ve got your attention, I want to talk about, well, sex. I’ve been thinking about sex a lot lately. On the positive side, I’m thinking about sex a lot because I’m getting some after a very long drought, … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Mt. Rainier

I saw a volcano. And another volcano.

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Boys and Girls Together

Leticia Van de Putte

Last week’s supreme court decision that the religious beliefs of corporations trump the rights of actual people who happen to be women was written by five men too old to have spent a lot of time dealing with women as … Continue reading

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