The Short Story
L. S. Moore’s debut YA novel, BridgeKeeper, features three of her favorite things: ghosts, guys, and action! She is a longtime member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators and honed her craft attending workshops, conferences and critique groups all over the country.
Except for brief stints in Italy and Chicago, she’s lived in the Kansas City area all her life. She studied theater at the University of Missouri and tried her hand at acting in the Windy City until her passion for storytelling found a home in writing. Inspired by her two sons, Moore’s fiction often features ordinary boys doing heroic things, and the smart, savvy girls they hang out with. When she’s not writing, she’s indulging her other obsessions with cemeteries, travel, and organic gardening.
I’m a Midwesterner. 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.
My job history’s… eclectic let’s say. It goes like this: dish washer, bartender, Red Cross 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 movie, The Godfather III in Rome, Italy. Yes, I can honestly say I’ve been directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
All those experiences led me to writing, (eh-hem), rather late in life.
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.
It all began for me when I dipped my toe into the heady waters of online fan fiction. My drabble turned into a novel based on the CW network’s show, Supernatural. Hundreds of people all over the world read it! I had no idea how powerful having fans of my fiction could be!
I was hooked.
- My debut YA novel, a ghostly thriller called BridgeKeeper published by The Big Fig, launches in August 2023.
- I’m an SCBWI member and avid workshop and conference attendee.
- I belong to the Heartland Writers for Kids and Teens.
- I regularly have my manuscripts hammered and tweaked by the wise and talented writers of the Wednesday critique group.
- Recently I retired from working at a public library where I happily shuffled books all day and taught writers’ workshops for adults and teens.
- Now I’m writing full time(ish), retired life is BUSY!