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.

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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Black Lives Matter

black lives matter

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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