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A Talented Author 
Active Member of The Horror Writers Association


My Story





I have worked as a personal trainer in the Seattle area for years.  My spare time is spent searching the darkest corners of my mind for whatever horrors, oddities, or fascinations may have found their way in, begging expression in my unique literary voice.


Also, I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life.  I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories I feel are worth writing about. I am a curious and proactive Author.

* April 2021 - Active Member of The Horror Writers' Association
* April 2021 - Contributing Writer -
* April 2021 - Contributing Writer - Prison Journalism Project



* September 2019 Writer of the Month: Horror Zine: Out on the Tracks.

* December 2019 Story of the Month: Terror House: Fun with Pedro.

* December 2019 Writer of the Month: Terror House: Fun with Pedro.

* Honorable Mention in the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contes 3rd Quarter 2019: Andy.

* Honorable Mention in the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest 3rd Quarter 2020: Jenna’s Solitude.

* 2019 Preliminary Ballot Bram Stoker Award: Highway Twenty.

* Finalist, Crystal Lake Flash Fiction Competition, June 2020: Sometimes They Die.

* Longlist, Dzanc Diverse Voices Prize: Beyond Bars.

* Winner, Cemetery Gates Society, February 2021: The Farthest Corner.


* "Andy." (Minutes Before Six. April 20th 2018) Received an Honorable Mention in the

L.Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest 2019.

* "War in the Meadows." (Minutes Before Six, April 11th 2019)

* "Out on the Tracks." Blood Moon Rising Magazine, Issue 77, July 2019, The Horror Zine Magazine, Summer/August 2019, The Electric Press Magazine, January 31st 2020 and The Siren’s Call Ezine Issue 49, March 27th 2020.

* Joey Paul Online. (Blog. June 28th 2019)

* "Kimberley's Bed." (Schlock Magazine. November 3rd 2019, University of Brighton Dissections The Journal of Contemporary Horror April 1st 2020 and Soteira Press Anthology "What Monsters Do for Love", April 2nd 2020)

* (Book Nerd Blog. November 11th 2019)
* (Guest Post Collaboration Blog. November 20th 2019)

* "Fun with Pedro." (Terror House Magazine. December 5th 2019 - December Story of the Month)

* "See Mommy Cry." (HellBound Books Publishing LLC Anthology. December 14th 2019)

*"Mrs Harrison’s New Coat." (Siren’s Call, Issue 48 December 2019)

*"1957." (Black Petals Horror/Science Fiction Magazine. January 15th 2020 and and Soteira Press Anthology "Horror USA Washington", March 1st 2020)

* "House on East 46th Street." (Terror Tales 2020)

* "The Journey" (University of Chicago The Awakenings Review, 2020 Issue)
*"Popcorn." (Transmundane Press. On Time Anthology, September 27th 2020)

* "Monica's Pain." (The Scribe Magazine. Issue 4 March 2021 and Between these Shores Literary and Arts Annual. December 2020)

* Bio as Self-Advertisement. (, July 22nd 2020)
* Submissions to Journals as a Form of Promotion. (,, Issue 374, July 2nd 2020

* Freelancing Writing Opportunity. (, July 2020)J M

* "Stuffy the Bear", Harvard College Children’s Stories, July 24th 2020
* "Cellophane." (Cemetery Gates Media, Places We Fear to Tread Anthology, September 16th 2020)

* "Halloween in Aston." (Horror Tree/Trembling With Fear Magazine, October 31st 2020)

* "The Intern." (Campfire Macabre, December 2020)

* "Baby First Steps.” (Dance of Death Publishing, December 2020)

* "The Ghost in the Shed" (Collective Tales Publishing, January 2021)

* “Jenna’s Solitude”, Received an Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, 3rd Quarter 2020.

* "Hangups." (Third Estate Art, Virtual Storytelling Event, March 6th, 2021)

* "The Farthest Corner." (Cemetery Gates Media Flash Fiction Winner February 2021)
* "Raised by a Cat." (Third Estate Art, Virtual Storytelling Event, March 6th, 2021)

* "Sometimes they Die" (Shallow Waters Anthology, April 16th 2021, Crystal Lake Publishing, Finalist Flash Fiction Competition, June 2020).

*"Outside the Dollar Store." (Nothing Ever Happens in Fox Hollow, April 27th 2020)
* "The Girl in Leggings" (Horror Zine, June 2021 and The Horror Zine Magazine Summer 2021)

* "The Firm From Elsewhere" (Horror Zine Magazine Werewolf Anthology, June 2021)

* "The Mean Girl" (HellBound Anthology Dates from Hell, August 2021)

* Surreality (Skywatcher Press Terror Unleashed Anthology, Volume 2, October 24th 2021)

 The Girl in Leggings, Horror Zine Magazine

* Tomorrow is a Dream for the Hopeless. (Produced by The New Alchemist. June, 27th 2018)
* The Christensen Brothers. (Performed at the University Beyond Bars Graduation. November, 15th 2018 and produced by Open Door Playhouse, Los Angeles, June 16th 2021) published by Inkquills Cryptic Encounters June 28th 2020)

* Ninja Girl. (An adaptation of the book, performed by Earthseed Seattle on June 10th 2019)
* Hannah (Performed by the New Alchemists on June 12th 2019 and produced by Open Door Playhouse, Los Angeles, February 23rd 2021)

* Max Berry, On Stage Blog, Contributing Critic, June 21st, 2021, Review of “The Christensen Brothers” from Open Door Playhouse.

neider, June 23rd, 2021.

*ABC Television, A&E, Voices Magnified Prison Reform Recorded September 16th, 2020 and aired September 30th, 2020.

* HBO/Netflix 2021: Prison Abolition Initiative: March 2021.

* Brian Ross Investigates: Law and Crime Network, BrianRoss: Derek Chauvin Sentencing, June 23rd, 2021.

* They're Probably Going to Try to Kill Him: Inmate and Former Prison Warden Agree Derek Chauvin

Will be "Instant Target in Prison, Gemma Schneider, Law and Crime Network, June 23rd, 2021.

* The Marshall Project. (Ninja Girl is mentioned in the article, "Silencing Arthur Longworth," by Eli Hager: April 15th 2018)
* Wordpress. (After the Change is mentioned in the article, "The Importance of Prisoner Ownership," by Amber Fayefox Kim: March 8th 2019)

* Gingernuts of Horror. (After the Change is mentioned in the interview, "Five Minutes with Michael J Moore: March 11th 2019)

* Awesome Gang. (Author interview. April 8th 2019)

 * (Author interview. April 8th 2019)

* Book Reader Magazine. (Author interview. April 15th 2019 and Highway Twenty feature. December 19th 2019)

* Discount Book Man. (After the Change feature. April 29th 2019 and Highway Twenty feature. December 19th 2019)

* After the Change feature, April 11th 2019

* Functionally Fiction. (After the Change feature. May 14th 2019)

* Joey Paul Online. (Author Interview and After the Change review. June 14th 2019)

* Cara Reads. (Instagram Blogger review. June 23rd 2019)

*Teen Book Place. (Author Interview and After the Change feature. July 27th 2019)

* (After the Change feature. August 27th 2019)

* (After the Change review. September 12th 2019)
* The (After the Change review. October 10th 2019)

* Cococatani. (Highway Twenty review, November 20th 2019)

* Joey Paul Online. (Highway Twenty review. December 27th 2019)

* (Highway Twenty feature, December 30th 2019)

* (Highway Twenty review, January 3rd 2020)

* (Author Interview, January 13th 2020)

* (After the Change and Highway Twenty feature, January 15th 2020)

* (Highway Twenty review, January 5th, 2020, After the Change review March 17th 2020

and Lake City Way review, April 7th 2020)

* Ginger Nuts of Horror.  (Highway Twenty review. February 14th 2020)

*Prasad R Battu. (Author Interview. February 18th 2020)

* Panic Room Radio Show. (Author feature, Episode 177. February 20th 2020)

*, Olga Nunez. (Highway Twenty review, February 25th 2020)

* (Author Feature, March 2nd, 2020)

* DeGevallene (Author & Partner Feature and Highway Twenty review, March 2020)

* (Highway Twenty review, March 21st 2020)

* BarbaraVitelli. (Author interview, March 27th 2020)

* (Author Interview, March 27th 2020)
* (Author Meet & Greet, March 27th 2020 and April 3rd 2020)

* (Highway Twenty review, Joe Scipione, April 7th 2020)

* Blood Moonrising Magazine, Bloody Book Reviews Issue 78. (Highway Twenty review April 7th 2020)

* Alicia Feasts on Books, Wordpress. (Highway Twenty Review, May 15th 2020)

* (Highway Twenty Review, May 20th 2020)

* (After the Change Review, May 28th 2020)

* (Lake City Way Ninja Girl Review, Catherine Weyand, June 9th 2020)

* (Lake City Way Ninja Girl Review, Michael Rusk, June 10th 2020)

* (Secret Harbor Review, Rachel Roy, June 12th 2020)

*Diabolic Shrimp. (After the Change Review, Joshua Grant, June 17th 2020)

* (Lake City Way Ninja Girl Review, Petrina Binney, July 10th 2020)
oore.* Emma Lee Reviews, The Blue Nib. (Highway Twenty Review, July 28th 2020)
* Carrie, (Lake City Way Ninja Girl Review, August 3rd 2020)

* Book Reviews by Satabdi. (Lake City Way Ninja Girl Review, October 3rd 2020)
* Blog, Prospectus Literary. (Self-Publishing: Michael J Moore November 11th 2020)

* Pop the Butterfly (Lake City Way Review, October 2nd, 2020)

* JDL Reads. (Lake City Way Ninja Girl Review, October 3rd 2020)
* The PT Turners Book Blog (Lake City Way Ninja Girl Review, October 3rd 2020)
* The Horror Report (Lake City Way Ninja Girl Review, October 3rd 2020)

*  The Hard Hat Booksite (Lake City Way Ninja Girl Review, October 2020)
* Amy Shannon (Lake City Way Ninja Girl Review, October 5th 2020)
* The Dark Side from the Inside (Lake City Way Ninja Girl Review, October 6th 2020)

* Lisas Books Gems and a Tarot (Lake City Way Review, October 8th, 2020)

* After the Change is introduced into curriculum by English professor, Megan Callow, of the University of Washington.


*April Eighth – quoted in The Huffington Post

April Eighth, September 11th 2020, Anthology of Covid-19

*Living in a Petri Dish – The Point Magazine and The Point Quarantine Journal Chapbook 2021

*What’s to Come in Our Prisons- CareCovid Art Resource Magazine


* Waiting to Die, I’m In Prison During A Pandemic, And It’s Tense. I Worry It May Soon Turn Deadly, Huffington Post 

* How a Community Rallied to Change Prison Rules during COVID, Yes Magazine

* At the Forefront of the Effort – Education, Liberal Currents, July 8th 2020 

* It Took a Riot, Stanford University Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic, June 6th 2020

Dispatch No. 31, Dispatches from Quarantine SF Creative Writing Institute, September 29th 2020

*It Took a Riot and To Take A Stand: Stanford University Life in Quarantine Noisefilter Podcast July 30th 2020

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* All of Us Inside Have Cried Out - George Floyd and the Trickledown Effect, The Marshall Project, July 24th 2020

* Officer Without a Name, The Prison Journalism Project, August 17th 2020

*Latinx Prisoners Take Self Help to a New Level, Prison Writers, August 20th 2020

* A Part of the Conversation, The Prison Journalism Project, September 6th 2020

- Into the Void, We are Antifa Anthology, September 20th 2020

- York University, Existere Journal of Arts and Literature, Volume 40, Edition 1, Winter/January 2021.

* The Right to Know, The Prison Journalism Project, September 28th 2020

University of Idaho Quaranzine 2020 and CBS News

*ABC Television, September 30th 2020: A&E Channel Voices Magnified Locked up In America

* George Floyd: The Dream: Enemy Magazine, September 2020

* Why Prisoners Aren't Reporting Feeling Sick, The Prison Journalism Project, October 5th 2020

* Morning Coffee, Skin Deep Magazine, October 19th 2020

* Golden Boy Cop Turned Convict Turned Advocate, The News Station, November 11th 2020

* A Lap With Rocky, The Forgive Everyone Collective, November 16th 2020

* Tonight: Education, Community and Survival in the American Prison System,TrulyCo, November 15th 2020

* The Queue Outside the Sergeants Door, The Prison Journalism Project, December 7th, 2020

* Sunday Evening in Monroe, Oh Reader Magazine, Issue 002: December 8th, 2020


* When are Prisoners Essential. Locked Up During Coronavirus – The News Station, December 18th, 2020

*No Longer Lost (Poetry) - The Prison Journalism Project, December 18th, 2020 -

* In a Washington State Prison, Latinos are Advocating for Mentorship and Education:

NACLA (The North American Congress on Latin America), December 21st, 2020

* Monroe Party, Valiant Scribe Literary Journal, December 23rd 2020

* The Rock Legend Incarcerated in Washington State, The News Station, December 23rd 2020     

*Covid Prisons: “Not All Human Life is Equal”, The News Station, December 30th 2020

* What an Ex-Cop Learned in Prison About Police Culture, The Nation, December 31st 2020


* Covid Prisons: Another Likely Outbreak in Washington State, The News Station, January 1st 2021 

* My New Years Resolution, The Prison Journalism Project, January 1st 2021

* Covid Prisons: Coronavirus Spreading Like Wildfire, The News Station, January 5th 2021

*  One Size Fits All Approach in Prison is Harmful – Prism Report, January 13th 2021

*Covid 19: A Matter of Life or Death: Drexel University MFA Program Paper Dragon Press, Issue One Fall 2020

* Officer Boothcop, The Prison Journalism Project, February 10th 2021

* Our Outdated Washington Prison Leaves Us Vulnerable to Climate and COVID, Filter Magazine, January 17th 2021

* April Eighth, York University, Existere Journal of Arts and Literature, Volume 40, Edition 1, Winter/January 2021

* Notorious Gang Leader Accuses John Durham of Botching His Case, The Progressive January 2021 and The News Station, February 23rd 2021

* Police Reform is Useless unless it Helps Those in Prison Too, The Hechinger Report, January 26th 2021

*Discussion with Tom Banse, NW News Network and on UOW-94.9 FM and KNKX-88.5 FM Radio, March 3rd 2021

The Death of Sidney Potts at Monroe, The Prison Journalism Project, March 3rd 2021

* This Was No Coronavirus Prison Riot; Was Protest for Survival, The News Station, March 10th 2021

* How to Love, Rock and a Hard Place Magazine, Issue 5, March 10th, 2021

* Secret Harbor – The Foster Care to Prison Pipeline at Secret  Harbor, The Prison Journalism Project, March 15th 2021

Featured on KPIX5 CBS SF Bay Area, April 7th 2021

* Is Christianity a Conservative Religion, The News Station, April 2021

* Prisoner Turned Rock Legend Guest on Second Chance Podcast, The News Station, March 26th 2021

* Washington's Sentencing Reform Act Prevents Rehabilitated Prisoners from Getting Resentenced, Prism, March 29th 2021

* Education is the best way to fight prison recidivism, but correctional departments are failing incarcerated people and society, Business Insider, April 13th 2021

* In Restricting Outside Contact, Prisons Undercut Their Mission to Rehabilitate, The Progressive, April 24th 2021

* Prisoners React to Derek Chauvin Verdict, The News Station, April 26th, 2021

* In Restricting Outside Contact, Prisons Undercut Their Mission to Rehabilitate, The Progressive, May 2021

* The Boy Who Wanted to Fly, The News Station, June 1st 2021

* Is the Washington Department of Corrections truly progressive?, Prism Reports, June 11th 2021


* Do No Harm, The Bookends Review, June 30th 2021


* George Floyd: The Dream: Enemy Magazine, June 2021 


* Corona in the Pen, Lead Client, June 2021

* The Creative Writing Class, Lead Client, June 2021

* Abuse of Power – Toxic Staff Culture, Current Affairs, June 2021

* Forget Hollywood, A Prisoner Shares What Life is Really Like in Prison, The News Station, July 14th 2021

* Our Prison Is Closing, With a Bitter Legacy of Contrasting Deaths, Filter Magazine, August 5th 2021

* The Taste of Freedom: a prisoner’s first time outside the gate in 7 years, The News Station, August 9th 2021 

* Black Prisoners’ Caucus: how an incarcerated man works for restorative justice and racial equality, Unbias the News, 14 September 2021

* Prison Visitation was Nearly Impossible for My Kids.  Then Covid-19 Hit, Talk Poverty, September 9th 2021

*Hundreds of WA Drug-War Prisoners Can Be Freed. We’re Still Waiting, Filter Magazine, September 14th 2021

* The Artist who Surrendered His Soul - And Then Regained It, The News Station, September 21st 2021

* Think like a Horror Writer to Create Better Villians, SFWA, September 21st 2021

* Jewel of a Visual Artist Behind Bars, The News Station, September 30th 2021

* The Clash of the Titans: Beading, Art and Incarceration, Brian Mill Press, October 4th 2021

* Learn Who Profits from Prisons, Anti-Racism Daily, October 13th 2021.

* Social Distancing is Still Being Disregarded in U.S. Prisons, The Progressive, October 13th 2021

* Are Prisoners Being Used for Slave Labor, The News Station, October 26th, 2021

* Stop Prison Violence, Anti-Racism Daily, November 11th, 2021.


* The Curse of Secret Harbor, We'll Have to Pass,  November 30th 2021

* *Good Behavior Gets Us Early Release – if Corrections Decides to Honor it – Filter Magazine, December 9th, 2021.

* Most Crimes Stem from the War on Drugs, The News Station, December 10th, 2021.

* In Conversation with Horror Filmmaker Michelle Nessk, The News Station, December 17th, 2021.

* Daydreaming with Filmmaker, Madison O’Leary, The News Station, December 27th, 2021.

* Jingle Bells in Prison, The News Station, 28th December 2021.

* Foster Child Turned Artist, The News Station, December 29th 2021.

* Daydreaming: Prison Reform Through Art, The News Station, 29th December 2021.

* WA Prisons Expanded Gradual Reentry. COVID Is an Excuse to Block Us, Filter, 25 February 2022


* Incarcerated Workers Exposed to Covid under the Threat of Retaliation, Anti Racism Daily, February 2022.

The Cruelty of Sentencing Enhancements, Anti-Racism Daily, 28 March 2022 

* Being a Writer in Prison, Prison Abolition Initiative, December 2021


* After the Change (published by MKM Bridge Press 2019 and nominated for Alex Award, Margaret A Edwards Award, Morris Award and Michael L Printz Award 2020)

* After the Change II (to be published 2020 by MKM Bridge Press)

* Highway Twenty (published by Hellbound Books 25 October 2019, nominated for Washington State Book Award, PEN/Faulkner Award and This is Horror Awards 2019 and placed on the Preliminary Ballot for Superior Achievement in a Novel for the Bram Stoker Award 2019)

*Secret Harbor (published by HellBound Books)

* Nightmares in Aston - Wicker Village  (publshed by World Castle Publishing 8 March 2021)

* Cinema 7 (to be published by HellBound Books)





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Michael's current work of fiction is a continuation of the Series "After the Change". 

Look out for all your favourite characters!

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"   Vincent Van Gogh

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Highway Twenty


Sometimes you just don't want them to come back!

Set in Washington State, USA.

A love story turned bad!


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