Name David Moon
Where are you from Bossier City, LA
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I wanted to go to college, but my folks couldn’t afford it and I wasn’t smart enough to save up for it so I joined the Air Force because they offered college tuition. My first job in the service was as a Munitions Specialist ie I use to build bombs and missiles for a living. After seeing a few 500 pound bombs bouncing on the ground after my Master Sergeant dropped them, I decided to switch jobs and became a Communications Project Manager. By this time, I already met my wife in Germany, had a couple of kids and totally neglected getting my degree. The reason I joined up in the first place. So I started taking tests for college credits and ended up completing my BS degree in nine months. I also applied for Officer Training School, was accepted and became an Officer. A few years later I was accepted at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA and received my Master’s degree in Information Operations. That was the best assignment of my life. Jump forward a few years and I’m at Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana and decide to retire after 22 years in the service. I mainly retired because I didn’t feel like going back to the Middle East again. Now that I’m retired I got into writing and acting and just enjoying life.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I just published a crime thriller called Scale of Justice earlier this year and have started a sequel on it. I’ve also had the opportunity to act in five short films this year and a TV show.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
When I got out of the service I decided to take some time off. When I finally got ready to go back to work the economy was in the tank so couldn’t find employment. I’m an avid reader and love a good story so I decided to try my hand at writing.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
After I finished my first novel Zomosapians and got a few book sales.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
The first novel I started was Scales of Justice. It was inspired by the movie Fight Club and the TV show Dexter.
The first novel I finished was Zomosapians. It was inspired by The Walking Dead, a World War Z preview and my fascination with nanotechnology.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I don’t think so. I’m a new writer and am still finding myself.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Zomosapians is a play on Homosapians.
Scales of Justice is a play on the Serial Killer’s name Mr. Scales. He kills people that escaped justice.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
No not really. I just want to give people something that they haven’t seen before.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
Zomosapians is about 0% realistic in real life, but I wrote it in a realistic way to show what could be an unintended consequence of nanotech.
Scales of Justice is very realistic and gory.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Nope, thank goodness.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
Wow where to start. Books by Douglas Adams, Peter Hamilton, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Piers Anthony, Terry Pratchett, etc.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I’m currently writing so not reading right now.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
PM Barnes, Mike Evans, Rachel Aukes, David Forsyth to name a few.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
As an author, I’m working on Tilted Justice a sequel to Scales of Justice.
As an actor, I’m working on a web series call Agent Paladin where I’m an assistant writer and play the part of a thug called Mr. Hyde.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My good friends James and Leza at Heavy’s Bar in Bossier City, LA.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I hope so, but time will tell.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. I may change my mind later, but once it’s written I don’t want to change it.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I love books.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Opening of Tilting Scales
Judge Joseph Harris surveys his courtroom which is bathed in blood. The jury looks like it was attacked by 12 angry men that decided to remake their bodies into a mosaic puzzle with their severed heads in their laps. The audience members all have bloody tears weeping from their eyeless faces. The prosecutor literally has his hands tied behind his back with his own severed tongue. Joseph looks at the defendant’s table and is disgusted when he sees them drawing happy faces on the table. He diverts his eyes to the knife in his own hand and is transfixed on the bright red maroon blood
oozing down the blade. It slowly forms into a teardrop at the tip and silently releases itself from the metal. Ages pass as it descends in silence, but makes a thunderous roar when it hits his gavel. Lovely little droplets explode from the impact. He feels them hitting his face and they make him feel warm inside. He senses a movement at the back of the courtroom and looks up. The figure looks disturbingly familiar and he tries to get a better look, but just at that moment the corpse of his bailiff interrupts his train of thought.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Peter Hamilton. What strikes me is that it could be real.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Just to the kitchen and back again to make a Bourbon and Diet Coke.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learned as an author that your characters will start to take over your story and that you should let them do it.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
See above and write, write, write.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Buy my books. Just kidding, well not really. Actually, I love feedback from readers and would love to answer anyone’s questions. You can find me on FaceBook under David Moon Author.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
No, but the one book that stands out for the most is The Stand.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
My wife makes me laugh and tear gas tends to make me cry.
Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?
I guess Jesus. I’m agnostic so if I meet him it would answer a bunch of questions I have.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
Nothing. I don’t want to die and would rather be frozen.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
Acting and fishing.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Too many to list – Fight Club, Dark City, UnReal, TWD, GOT, Veep, The Brink, The Amazing Race, etc…
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
Dance with the Devil in the pale Moon light.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it? www.facebook.com/DavidMoonAuthor
Ebooks by David Moon
Free on Unlimited Scales of Justice
A crime thriller with elements inspired from Fight Club and Dexter. www.amazon.com/dp/B00TRHWH5S
UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TRHWH5S
Paperbacks Scales of Justice https://www.createspace.com/5326290
The Apocalypse From the Zombies Point of View www.amazon.com/dp/B00HOLVSRW
UK – www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HOLVSRW
The Wife’s Wicked Weekend
Susan punishes her husband Roger for cheating on her. www.amazon.com/dp/B00T0VFIAC
The Wife’s Wicked Weekend https://www.createspace.com/5286989