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.

Grokking Karen Joy Fowler

Artificial Things

I worked in the early 70s as the children’s book buyer for an Austin bookstore called Grok Books. It was the predecessor to Bookpeople, the city’s highly successful indie bookstore, but I’m mentioning it here because of the name, which … Continue reading

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Movie Review: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

There’s a new documentary out about the U.S. feminist movement of the late 1960s, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. I went to see it last week in Berkeley, California – one of the places depicted in the movie. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Wealth, Spouses, Day Jobs, and Other Ways to Eat While Writing

I put myself through law school. At the time, my sister was also in college and my parents were running a small newspaper on a shoestring, so there was no money available for me. Fortunately, this was back when it … Continue reading

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Evolution in Creative Arts: Thoughts After a Kodo Performance

Kodo Tour

I saw the latest touring performance by Kodo last weekend, the “One Earth Tour 2015: Mystery.” This is the fourth time I’ve seen them and the performance was – as usual – remarkable and stunning. It was also very different … Continue reading

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Reading Jennifer Marie Brissett’s Elysium

Elysium

Jennifer Marie Brissett’s novel Elysium moved me so much that I began making a list of people to give it to. This is a perfect book for my friends who only read “literary” fiction, I thought. It’s beautifully written and … Continue reading

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Praise — and Advice — for Millennials

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I went to a wedding last weekend. Both the brides and most of the non-family guests were folks in their twenties — the millennial generation. And once again I was reminded how much I like kids today. As a card-carrying … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Ourselves

Flashes of Illumination

Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff’s post on harassment got me to thinking about self defense in general, so I decided that today’s post should be a flash memoir about a time I defended myself on the street. This appeared in my collection … Continue reading

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The Divine Right of Kings

The Dispossessed

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings.                                                   – Ursula K. Le Guin I’ve been thinking about those sentences a lot over … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Nostalgia

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I think I’m done with nostalgia. It was the holiday season that made me realize it. I wanted to do something special for Christmas, but for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what that should be. From the … Continue reading

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Making a Joyful Noise

goddess

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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