How much Netflix is too much? Should everyone watch the Tiger King? Could we, back in the day, have survived a quarantine like this without modern day technology? These are questions I’ve recently asked myself. It amazes me so many people are faced with the same problems right now. In the past, even the worst […]
This post is personal. I decided to make my living as a writer when I was twelve years old, but allowed life to dictate terms. Many blessings have fallen to me, and I am grateful. I thank God every day. My job is meaningful and provides for my family, so I am fortunate to have […]
Should I watch the rest of Picard? This might sound like an obvious question since I already paid for the subscription service. I’m a sucker for these things, even though I rarely have time to watch television—not near as much as I’d like to. When an entire series dedicated to Jean-Luc arrived on Thursday, January […]
Yes, that’s clickbait. Sort of. But it’s also what’s on my mind. I’m not much of a drinker these days, but my friends still have a running joke about my tastes. I love Guinness. Ralph Kern, author of the Great War calls it the Devil’s Ass Water. He’s not a fan, but for me, the […]
Good morning friends and neighbors. I had some thoughts this morning. Some were fit for sharing (but most weren’t… let’s be honest!) You may have guessed that I’m in a strange mood. So many things are happening. I could give a bunch of updates about my writing career, or how many times I walked my […]
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I like science fiction and fantasy for a lot of the same reasons, but they are very different and often have a distinct group of readers. I grew up on both, starting my serious reading adventures with the Doomfarers of Caramonde by Brian Daley.
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Welcome everyone,I like science fiction and fantasy for a lot of the same reasons, but they are very different and often have a distinct group of readers. I grew up on both, starting my serious reading adventures with the Doomfarers of Caramonde by Brian Daley.It’s a story about a Vietnam era soldier who takes his APC crew through a portal to a magical world and has a bunch of adventures. By today’s standards, from a marketing perspective, this is a portal fantasy. I loved it because it involved going someplace impossible and doing amazing things in a dazzling new world where anything was possible.I used to read it every year, but haven’t touched it for a while. Maybe I should go back and decide if it’s as good as I remember.As time went by, I discovered authors like David Weber and John Ringo. I read Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. There were others who wrote more scientific fiction, and science fiction that probably was better classified as space fantasy.What genre is Dune, really?I’ve always been very happy in a book.I’ve read thrillers, post apocalyptic stories, and historical fiction. It really just depends on my mood.Right now I am enjoying science fiction and I have been invited to write in a major post apocalyptic series.Regardless, I’m extremely fortunate to write stuff that people actually want to read. Maybe I’m not full-time, but I’m loving it and am often blown away by the support I get from people I never met before I started publishing books.Until next time,Scott
I never know what to write in the bio section.Should I be ultra-personal? Awkward. Uber professional? Boring.I decided to make the bio a blog rather than just a static page, which is probably dumb, but I’m going to do it anyway. Maybe from time to time, I can update it and make it relevant instead of this boring thing people skip over.Who knows?So why don’t we just start with this. My name Scott Moon, and I write. I’ve been in law enforcement for a long time, with ups and downs and many interesting experiences. I hope that gives me a way to make my stories better, with a deeper understanding of people in every type of situation.I love my friends and family. I’m religious but don’t preach about it and respect others in their own religious beliefs. A perfect day for me would be writing for hours, then working out once or twice, maybe even attending a Brazilian jujitsu class or something.I’d like to be a full time writer, since I’ve already put in twenty-one years at my current, soul sucking job. (Trying to keep it real. You get it, right?)Take care,Scott
I’m having a really fucking hard day. But it will get better and tomorrow’s a new beginning.Once I’m done with my interview for the lieutenant position at my regular job, things will get better. It feels like a failure because I had hoped to be a full time writer by now. I get in my own way a lot.Why do I struggle when I have a nearly perfect life? Good friends, family, a steady job, my health, and a decent amount of success writing fiction (which has always been my dream).Who knows? It is what it is. I have more wonderful opportunities and so many excellent writing friends it’s crazy. I’m really blessed. So thanks for that. You know who you are.Wish me luck.Peace.
Yes, it’s true. I’m in another anthology (along with some fantastic authors: Richard Fox, MD Cooper, CJ Carella, Josh Hayes, Tim C. Taylor, Logan Scott, JR Castle, Navin Weeraratne, and Rick Partlow).The story I submitted is Ash Roland, originally started as part of Weapons of Earth. During the early drafts, I fell in love with the story of Kin Roland’s brother, Ashton, and Tabitha (William Orlan’s mother).When Weapons of Earth was done, it became clear that Ash’s story didn’t fit, but I couldn’t let it go. So when JR Handley invited me to submit a story to his anthology, I knew what I had to do.Ellen Campbell edited the collection and really pushed me to make the story as good as possible. I hope you’ll read it and give me some feedback.Ash is a rogue and a pirate lord face with an impossible situation. The story has action, suspense, and a dash of romance. The cool part is, this anthology is packed full of great Mil SF, so you can’t lose by giving it a ready.Be safe,Scott