Gary Moor

Gary Moor

Writer / Contributor

Gary's Bio

As a native Oregonian I spent much of my childhood in Portland Oregon. I graduated from high school and attended community college in Astoria Oregon, where I had my first job. I consider Astoria my hometown. I have an AA degree from Clatsop Community College and a BA from Oregon State University where I twice lettered in varsity crew. I have worked as a pizza maker, logger (setting chokers for Crown Zellerbach), commercial salmon fisherman (Cook Inlet Alaska), Fuller Brush Man, Air Force jet pilot flying EC and KC-135s out of South Dakota and Okinawa Japan. I then did home repair and remodeling for 20 years. It is during this time I started writing books―about 20 years ago. I married twice. I had two children on the second go around. They are now full-grown and pursuing lives they love. I am very proud of them. I have mentored teens, I do rites of passage work with teens and men, and assist in Family Division for Landmark®. Now I live in an RV on a farm in Corvallis Oregon. Here I managed to unburden myself of 95% of the stuff I felt I could not live without, yet I have all that I need. Life is pleasurably simple as a result, and allows me to focus on what is important: my novel writing.

“The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.”

– Carl Sagan, from Cosmos. New York: Random House. 1980 p. 4

Week Four Checking In

Projects are stacked up. Ideas are flowing. I’m eating and drinking like a merry lunatic, cooking up a storm of fresh spring foods and new recipes.

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‘Sinnet of Dragons’ Available for Pre-order!

The Kindle version of Sinnet of Dragons is now available for pre-order. It will download to your Kindle on July...
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Resist the Darkness

Inspiration is the antithesis to bigotry. The inspirations are the countermeasure to emotional and mental terrorism.

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Mid-May Update

I scored on some delicious mangoes, and couldn’t decide on one recipes. So I made a few! This month it’s all about the mangoes on my patreon recipes. I could’ve made more recipes, too, if I hadn’t eaten half a flat of mangoes in the raw. Two...
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You’re Invited to the Sinnet of Dragons Launch Party!

Please come help celebrate five years of hard work! It’s finally here!!

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Mid-May Update

Mid-May Update

I scored on some delicious mangoes, and couldn’t decide on one recipes. So I made a few! This month it’s all about the mangoes on my patreon recipes. I could’ve made more recipes, too, if I hadn’t eaten half a flat of mangoes in the raw. Two...
Live Your Story – Then Tell It

Live Your Story – Then Tell It

I went to lovely Manzanita, Oregon for a writer’s workshop this weekend. How to Tell Your Personal Story was taught by Gideon For-Mukwai, author of The Science of Story Selling. Gideon was friendly and warm, a natural storyteller in front of an audience. He engaged...
Figuring Out the Rhythm

Figuring Out the Rhythm

I’m still figuring out the rhythms of my creative cycle, and independent creative life. So far it looks like too much coffee, lots of art supplies and crowded storyboards. And that all sound pretty good so far. Lots of planning and building to do still, but one...
Diving into Creativity Full Time

Diving into Creativity Full Time

  The study of creativity is fascinating and incomplete. It’s such a misunderstood force. The data supporting creativity is unquantifiable, conflicting. How do you apply a metric to something that’s not fully understood? Albert Einstein was a huge supporter of...