Frequently Asked Questions

Q: So, who are you, anyway?

A: My name is Brianne Moore. I'm currently a college student double-majoring in English with a Creative Writing focus and Biology, with a minor in Spanish. I've been writing since I was about five but really got serious about it six years ago. I have a twin brother who I can thank for all of my knowledge concerning guns and the general laws of physics. I'm a total bookworm and I write sci-fi and dystopian Young Adult novels.

Q: Are you published?

A: Yes, in fact, I am. I have a short story and a poem published in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Flip the Page, a literary magazine I sit on the submissions committee for, and I am also in the Kenyon Review: Young Writers Anthology from Session 1 of 2013.

Q: What book are you working on now?

A: I am currently working on The Artist, the first book in The Artist trilogy (aptly named, eh?). It's a dystopian novel set in a future Spain following a nuclear world war. If you like riots, music, and food, it's a good book for you.

Q: What's the difference between a 'writer' and an 'author'?

A: Anyone can be either. However, a writer tends to be someone who writes anything: poetry, short prose, blog posts, essays, whatever. An author is strictly someone who writes books, and 'author' tends to carry the connotation of having been published or being very serious about getting published. I actually have been both of these, I became more of an author as I became more serious about my writing.

Q: How long does it usually take you to write a book?

A: It differs with each book. Some I end up never finishing, but I think my record is finishing a trilogy in two years. You need time to get to know your characters and your plot, and depending on how well they cooperate in your head, it could be anywhere from nine weeks to three years.

Q: What's your favorite book?

A: You're asking the person who would be completely content to die if she had Belle's Library in Beauty and the Beast. But if I had to choose one, it would probably be either Anthem by Ayn Rand, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, or Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis. See a theme?

Q: Biggest pet peeve?

A: Characters that aren't written well. See my 'Left Characters' post for more.

Q: Favorite ice cream?

I would have to say Chocolate Raspberry Chip from Graeter's. They pour the chocolate in so that the chunks aren't small and uniform, and you can pull out huge chunks about the size of your fist if you get lucky.

Q: Aren't you a little young to be an author?

A: Yes. Yes, I am.