A Little About Me

I am, among other things in life, a writer.

I write for the pure, selfish joy of it.

I’m a Midwesterner. Though I love to travel, I’ve always made my home here. My sons and I were born in the same hospital. We can still drive past the house that their great-grandfather built with his own two hands.

Because I earned my bachelor’s degree in acting, and my masters in Public Administration, my job history’s…eclectic let’s say. It goes like this:

Dish washer, bartender, first aid instructor, cookie store manager, waiter, temp, dental assistant, telemarketer, theater house manager, department store clerk, fund-raising events planner, librarian’s assistant….

Oh, and a little acting.

I did commercials, summer stock, dinner theater and I was an extra in the stockholder scene in The Godfather III. Yes, I can honestly say I’ve been directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Then I found my muse for fiction.

Fortunately, writing’s not like becoming a ballet dancer or a gymnast. You can start exactly when the inspiration hits you. In fact, you really can’t start before that. When it happens, it happens.

It all began for me almost a decade ago when I dipped my toe into the heady waters of posting online fan fiction. I had no idea how powerful having fans of my fiction could be! My drabble turned into a novel which hundreds of people all over the world have read.

I was hooked.

I practice hard these days.

  • I’m an SCBWI member and avid workshop and conference attendee.
  • I belong to Heartland Writers for Kids and Teens.
  • I regularly have my manuscripts hammered and tweaked by the wise and honest writers of the Wednesday critique group.
  • I work at a public library where I happily shuffle books all day and teach writers’ workshops for adults and teens.

Check out my YA novel’s page here on the site. It’s a ghostly thriller called BridgeKeeper.

Take a look at my blog too, I Dig Graves – you’ll understand the title when you get there.

  • CONTACT ME HERE:  lsmooreya@yahoo.com

12 thoughts on “A Little About Me

    • I love the old ones too, Ann, but I find new ones can hold just as much intrigue. The only markers I really don’t like are the mower-friendly brass plates stamped into the ground. Just not a lot of opportunity to reveal much there. Thanks for checking out my site!!

  1. I loved learning about your eclectic job history. You’ve certainly had much opportunity to gather characters and situations for your writing! No wondeer your fiction is so rich!


  2. I’ve got a tombstone for you. At the graveyard where my husband’s grandfather’s memorial is, there’s a tombstone for a local pastor. He died while preaching, but that’s not the interesting bit. The stone is rather large and details that on one side of the good pastor’s grave are his wife and children. On the other side are his mistress and his children with her. LOL

    Also, there was the tombstone I saw as a child in Oklahoma. All it said was, “Gotcha!” I still sometimes wonder if I really read that or if it was my imagination. I could never find it again afterwards. Great site!

  3. I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Blogger Idol Award. To see your nomination, go to my Awards Showcase and scroll down to the Blogger Idol.


    • Jean, thanks for the nomination! I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to acknowledge your kindness. November was National Novel Writing Month and I got caught up pumping out my 2000 words a day. I’ll head over to your site right now. THANKS again!

    • Thanks for taking a look, Jonell. My “writing website” is kind of in limbo for the time being. Waiting for me to get a couple of manuscripts out into the world, one way or another. I’m enjoying your site too!

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