Mary Carroll Moore

Mary Carroll Moore is the award-winning author of 13 books in three genres, including the young-adult novel Qualities of Light, the nonfiction Your Book Starts Here: Create, Craft, and Sell Your First Novel, Memoir, or Nonfiction Book, and How to Master Change in Your Life.

She is also a writing coach, and a former editor for publishing houses. She's been featured in the New York Times and USA Today, and for 12 years wrote a syndicated column for the Los Angeles Times, the Star Tribune, and other newspapers.

Her essays, short stories, poems, and articles have appeared in publications around the United States and Canada. See her writing blog at and her author website