Author: M.J. Moores
Pub. Date: March 2, 2019
Publisher: Love Knot Books
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Graduation can be killer…
Beth pushes beyond her comfort zone to prove a sociology thesis. She turns a chance meeting with a known player into a personal experiment on first impressions. Weaving herself into casual meetings with the guy reinforces her assumptions… until she’s no longer the one pursuing him.
Jeremy’s only serious relationship is with his studies as he competes for the coveted post-grad theoretical chem spot with Dr. Young. When the campus goes into lockdown and everyone is evacuated to the stadium, his habit of “fun only” friendships turns into a curse.
Can he trust a skittish girl he’s known for ten days to help him find his not-so-theoretical chem project or will her assumptions about him keep her at arm’s length?
Final Year – a fast-paced new adult romantic suspense that keeps you guessing at every turn.
Growing up in Ontario, Canada, MJ was the only child of a single mom. MJ’s passion for the arts ignited at a young age as she wrote adventure stories and read them aloud to close family and friends. The dramatic arts became a focus in high school as an aid to understanding character motivation in her writing. Majoring in Theatre Production at University, with a minor in English, she went on to teach both elementary and high school for 10 years throughout Simcoe County.
MJ currently lives with her husband and young son in Caledon, Ontario. She keeps busy these days with her emerging authors’ website Infinite Pathways: hosting writing contests, providing editing services, free publicity tips, book reviews, and opportunities for authors to build their writing platform and portfolio. In addition she writes articles, works freelance writing and editing, and is preparing to launch her first science fiction novel The Chronicles of Xannia: Time’s Tempest on October 1st, 2014. She firmly believes that if she hadn’t been born a Virgo, she would not be half as organized as necessary to accomplish everything in her daily agenda.
WHAT’S ON MY DESK?
As tidy as I try to keep my workspace, good intentions seem to have a way of being overridden by necessity.
First and foremost, you’ll see my laptop. I am working on a number of projects at present, but the one closest to completion happens to be the 2nd book in the Flawed Attraction Romance series ~ Vice Ride.
I also have my trusty old-school book agenda. Technology and I don’t get along well at the best of times, so I find that keeping myself on track with notes, memos, and reminders in a date book helps me mostly stay on track ?.
To the left of my laptop is a workbook. I like to draft out story ideas, scenes, and even whole chapters by hand, because, well, the gremlins who live in my computer are not always kind. Just when I think my laptop is “working” again, something happens and I either can’t access a file or I’m no longer mobile. Currently, the battery in my ASUS is brand new but the computer will not hold a charge, and so I’m left immobile. That doesn’t bode well with me when I need to take my 7-year-old son to Karate and all my work is trapped in digital lock-down on my computer – lol! I love workbooks or journals with inspiring covers. This one embodies my new Shadow Phoenix steampunk superhero series with a darker cover paired with whimsey.
Behind the book is my backup hard-drive… I’ve mentioned about those pesky gremlins ?. However, stuck to the drive is one of many post-it-note reminders that often litter my desk and the surrounding area (I have a bulletin board on the wall not seen in the picture absolutely full of them). This one is reminding me that I have entries for a writing contest to finish judging by the end of the week.
And finally, other than my trusty table lamp to shed light on most things, you’ll notice some knick-knacks and business cards filling up the remaining “empty” space on my desk. The business cards I collect when I go to in-person book venues. I accumulate cards from other authors I’d like to follow or read, as well as learn about new book marketing and review opportunities, as they tend to be my bread and butter.
The bright yellow sign behind those business cards reads: CAUTION! Genius at work. LOL! I’m far from being a genius. I won this cute little sign in a draw gift-basket put together by the writing organization I’ve been apart of for nearly five years now – the Writers’ Community of York Region. I won it before I became Chair and it always reminds me of the comradery and learning opportunities the group provides. I’m a firm believer that a writer does not have to go it alone, nor should she ever stop learning and refining her craft.
And, to the right of my laptop, just above my hardworking mouse, you’ll see a small dragon statue and a stone. Both were gifts given to me at various times over the past years by my best friend and writing buddy, Nanci M. Pattenden. They not only remind me that I have someone I can rely on in this business, but they also bring a sense of whimsy to my workspace – because writing should also be fun.
What is missing from my desk is hinted at in the background. My cat, Taz, is either walking across my desk to sit in my lap or looking up at me from his basket at my feet waiting for me to shower him with hugs and kisses. He reminds me to take breaks (to pet him) and let go of the work every once in a while, to clear my head.
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