Growing Weather

The Ryans (our sextet of goslings) are loving these cool, rainy days in early June.  They’re honking and carrying on as the droplets pitter off the porch roof of the Muse, door flung wide to let in the damp breeze.  Our backyard is better than green.  I believe the word is verdant…you know, that kind …

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The Wildflower Girls

Rocky Rates It! The Wildflower Girls by Mullen Dale

Mullen Dale captures female adult friendship poignantly and effectively in her romantic thriller. Never campy, but always relatable, I found myself wanting to be admitted into the circle of Wildflower Girls. This is decidedly not the “it” crowd at the high school lunchroom table all grown up and vamping it through adulthood to be seen. …

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Rocky’s Calendar

Rocky is pleased to speak at area book clubs and civic meetings.  During the school year (August-May), Rocky is available for late afternoon or evening book clubs/meetings.  Summertime is more flexible!  Contact Rocky at to schedule a visit.   OCTOBER 2017 21-22:  FAPA Board of Directors Retreat  Lake Placid, FL NOVEMBER 2017 18:  Readers’ …

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How does a family escape a past that refuses to die?

The Ballards live in the shadow of July Mountain.  They are one step shy of overcoming the taint of poverty dogging the family since the Great Depression.  During the excess of the modern 1980s, the Tennessee Valley still harbors a passing respect for the unexplainable and superstition.  Roots cling to family trees like tendrils that …

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FAPA 2016

Clemenceau’s Daughters Wins Multiple Awards

Lake Buena Vista FL—On  August 5, the Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) gave out its prestigious annual President’s Awards for outstanding books by authors and publishers in Florida and throughout the United States.  FAPA recognized books in forty-seven categories. Clemenceau’s Daughters, Rocky Porch Moore’s southern-flavored horror novel, won medals for excellence in three categories: …

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