Tora Moon writes all genres of fantasy and especially loves to write stories which allow the reader to journey into worlds full of magic and escape their ordinary lives for a time. Ancient cultures and religions, mythology, and folklore fascinate her and find their way into her stories.
Besides reading, some of her hobbies are sewing, crocheting, and making wire-wrapped jewelry. Her love of travel has taken her to several countries and saw her living in an RV for several years. She makes her home in the southwestern desert with her feline companion.
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Like most fiction authors, I fell in love with the written word and stories when I was a child. I loved The Witch of Blackbird Pond and The Island of the Blue Dolphin.
As a teenager I found Dune, Conan the Barbarian, the Xanth series, and the Dragonriders of Pern (which is still my all-time favorite series). After that, much to my mother’s literary disappointment (she studied British Literature in college), my genre of choice was fantasy, science fantasy, with a bit of science fiction thrown in.
I remember one Christmas holiday, checking out of the elementary school library two large tomes of Greek and Norse mythology. To this day, reading about the ancient Goddesses and Gods from around the world fascinates me. I love to read about ancient civilizations and mythology and I incorporate this love into my stories. My Deities of choice are the Ancient Ones, who walked this planet long, long before the current religions were a twinkle in their god’s eye.
I write what I love to read: all genres of fantasy, paranormal romance, and a bit of science fiction. I love stories like Star Wars which mix magic and science into science fantasy. I like a little love and romance to sweeten the pot, but not enough to make it sickly sweet.
I believe humanity is a new species and not the only intelligent one to inhabit this galaxy and universe and that belief flows into my stories. Most of my stories include a character or two (or a whole lot more) which aren’t humanoid and quite a few who have shape-shifting abilities.
I was a single-mother and chose a profession that would support me and my daughter, accounting, over what I loved: mythology and creative writing. I’ve had a long career in accounting, becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), having my own consulting business, and serving as the Chief Financial Officer for a publicly-held company. My first published writing was quarterly and annual financial reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for my clients—dull reading, but it kept my fingers nimble.
I love to travel and have been to several countries and like to bring that love into my stories. I lived in Orange County, California for over twenty years before taking to the road and living in a fifth-wheel RV for several years while traveling around the western United States. Besides reading, some of my hobbies are sewing, crocheting, and making wire-wrapped jewelry. Currently, I make my home in the southwestern desert with my feline companion.
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Ancient Enemies is the first novel in a series of action-packed, epic magical fantasy books. If you like ferocious shapeshifters, masterful story arcs, and intriguing magic systems, then you’ll love Tora Moon’s Legends of Lairheim series.
A fight for survival. A terrifying prophecy. One woman’s courage is the world’s only hope…