Made in America

Author Spotlight: C. Dow Moore

Name: C. Dow Moore 

Hometown: Stuart, FL

Book: Wish

Genre: Fiction

Dorrance Publishing (DP): Describe your book in 10 words or less. 

C. Dow Moore (CDM): Wish is the story of a man and the adventures he has to become the father his son deserves.

DP: What made you want to write your book? 

CDM: My son encouraged me to write the book after hearing countless stories of my childhood growing up in Florida.

DP: How long did it take you to write your book?

CDM: The book itself took me eight months to write, from outline to final edit. However, my story had been forming over the course of ten years.

DP: How do you choose the names of your characters?

CDM: I created the names of the characters using variations of my friends and family. One day I was cut off in traffic and the license plate said, “CRAZY YAZ.” So, he’s in there, too.

DP: What do you do when you have writer’s block?

CDM: When I have writer’s block, I go out on a run or long walk.

DP: What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

CDM: The last chapter was my favorite to write because it wraps up the whole story.

DP: If you were stuck on an island and had to have one character from your book, one fictional character, and one famous person with you, who would they be and why? 

CDM: One character from my book: Mr. Lucas. Because of his background, he would have endless stories to tell.

One fictional character: Yoda because, hey, he knows the Force!

One famous person: Robin Williams because he would always keep me laughing and I love to laugh.

DP: Besides writing, what are your other interests? 

CDM: My interests include songwriting and playing music.

DP: Do you keep a journal? 

CDM: I do not keep a journal.

DP: How did you celebrate the publishing of your book?

CDM: I threw a book release/Christmas party at my house with co-workers from my job.

DP: If your book was made into a movie, who would play the main characters? 

CDM: Colin Hanks would play the main character, Scott Cooper.

DP: What did you enjoy most about working with Dorrance Publishing?

CDM: The best part of my experience with Dorrance was working with my Project Coordinator, Sheila.

DP: Five favorite books of all time? 

CDM: Skin Tight, Tourist Season, Cat’s Cradle, Weaveworld, and Age and Guile

DP: One sentence of advice for other writers?

CDM: Stay true to yourself.


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