It occurred to me some years back that if you were a devoted fan of something – might be anything: music, science fiction, art – it could open the door to a career doing something you loved. So if you … Continue reading
Writer Nancy Jane Moore pursued both the law and martial arts with equal vigor, applying their lessons to many areas of her life. She found that questions of justice, fairness, and equality were extremely important to her. This led to her championing low income housing, food co-ops, and working as a legal editor. As she puts it, she didn’t become rich from the law. However, she is a fourth degree black belt in Aikido, both teaching the art and expanding her own knowledge of it. Here at Book View Cafe we suspect she is secretly a superhero.
Her approach to fiction is equally mind-bending.Continue reading
Reading literary fiction, but not popular fiction or nonfiction, improves your empathy and social skills, according to a report in The New York Times about a recent scientific study. It took me two paragraphs of the Times story to come … Continue reading
Ardent Forest Nancy Jane Moore “All the world’s a post-apocalyptic stage.” A re-telling of “As You Like It” set in a balkanized Texas after climate change and bad economic policies have brought about social collapse. … Continue reading