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.

Making a Joyful Noise

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For a holiday treat, my sweetheart and I went to a performance by the Oakland East Bay Symphony entitled “Let Us Break Bread Together: A Holiday Tribute to Pete Seeger.” The program included music of the season along with a … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

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Sometimes a person puts into words something you’ve always known was true, but never thought of in quite those terms. The other day I stumbled across an interview with Chris Rock that gave me a new perspective on racism in … Continue reading

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Exploring the California Coast

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We took a two-day drive down California Highway 1 to visit my sweetheart’s family for Thanksgiving. Morro Bay is only 220 miles from Oakland, but Highway 1 is a windy road and we had to stop and see the sights. … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Nancy Jane Moore

It dawned on me the other day, as I was agonizing over the trials of moving and the petty annoyances of bureaucracies and such, that I have a great deal to be thankful for this year. My personal life is … Continue reading

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The Sustainable Economy: Co-ops and Other People-Friendly Businesses

As most of our readers know, Book View Café is a cooperative. We’re owned by our author-members and exist for the purpose of publishing books by our members, getting those books wider distribution, and providing services to our members to … Continue reading

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Transitions: The Cross-Country Road Trip

Sonora Pass

My sweetheart and I arrived in Oakland, California, last week after a five-day road trip from Austin, Texas. Here’s a shot (looking back on the way we came) of one of the roads we traveled — U.S. Highway 60 in … Continue reading

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Whatever Makes You Weird: An Interview With Jacey Bedford

Empire of Dust

I first met Jacey Bedford when I attended the Milford SF Writer’s Conference in the UK some years back. We’ve stayed in touch ever since. I’m delighted to post this interview with her about her novel, Empire of Dust, which … Continue reading

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The Changes Just Keep on Coming

As you read this, I am in the final, frantic stages of packing for my move to California. All moves create change, and cross-country ones even more so. But this one is about more than a new location. Last week, … Continue reading

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Going to the Movies. Or Maybe Not.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Browsing Netflix the other day, I came across Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I loved it when it first came out, so I clicked on it and started watching. I quit halfway through. Understand that I adored Paul Newman … Continue reading

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Crisis Mode

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One of my talents – perhaps my best one – is that I respond well to crises. Faced with an emergency situation, I know instinctively what things must be done and which ones can be postponed or jettisoned. I do … Continue reading

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