Author Archives: Nancy Jane Moore

About Nancy Jane Moore

Nancy Jane Moore's science fiction novel, The Weave, is now available in print and ebook versions from Aqueduct Press. She 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.

A Tricoastal Woman: Dream Cars and Others

Lincoln Continental

When I was sixteen, I developed a passion for a yellow Lincoln Continental convertible with a black leather interior. Not a Corvette, which was the hot car of my youth (why, yes, I did watch Route 66), or one of … Continue reading

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Hope and Change

Graphic Notes from COCAP

  I’ve been to a couple of events lately that gave me hope for the future. One was an all-day workshop called COCAP (for Community Capital) on the topic of “Radical Redistribution of Wealth Through Impact Investing,” held at my … Continue reading

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Phenomenal Women

Ruthie Foster at Yoshi's

There is nothing like a live performance by a performer who thrives on an audience. Brenda Clough wrote about seeing Bruce Springsteen recently, reminding me that seeing him is on my bucket list. But The Boss is not the only … Continue reading

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At the Pinnacle[s]

walkway

Last weekend we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service by visiting Pinnacles National Park. To be honest, we didn’t realize it was the 100th anniversary until after we’d already made plans to go camping there. We … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Indigo Animal

There are many ways to tell a story and I have been mesmerized by every form I’ve come across. I get lost in novels, caught up in radio plays, sit transfixed before storytellers, am moved by plays, binge-watch television series, … Continue reading

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Videos, Martial Arts, and Embodiment

I took a three-day workshop in digital storytelling last week at Story Center, and made a video: You can also click here to watch it via the WeVideo program on more of your screen.

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Flying the Cooperative Skies

Mt. Shasta

  Ah, flying. Going up in the air at the controls of your own small plane. Such a perfect image of independence, of individuality. Just you, alone in the sky, going where you please on your schedule. Another myth bites … Continue reading

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Swords, Power-lifting, and Goddesses

sword

Several years back, when I found myself with some money that wasn’t earmarked for regular expenses or necessary savings, I bought myself something I’d always wanted: a sword. A lovely katana, made my friend David Goldberg, a master swordsmith. Some … Continue reading

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But Is It ‘Natural’?

A recent study by the Pew Research Center showed that a substantial majority of the U.S. public is “wary” about enhancing human abilities by biomedical means. The survey – which used this methodology –  asked people about gene editing in … Continue reading

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Soledad Mission and the Esselen

Soledad Mission

We took a quick trip down to the central coast of California this week to visit family. Since the fast drive down is not very exciting, we decided to stop at the Soledad Mission to get off the beaten path … Continue reading

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