Horror Has a New Home
C. DENNIS MOORE
Real Name: Charles Moore
Occupation: Writer, Machine operator
Identity: The general populace is unaware of CDM’s existence, but he is taking steps to rectify that.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States
Former Aliases: Charlie
Known Relatives: Parents, kids, grandkids, Walter the Dog.
Place of Birth: Sisters Hospital, St. Joseph, MO
Group Affiliation: Reviewer for Movie Rewind.com
Base of Operations: St. Joseph, MO
First Appearance: 1972
Origin: The actual events surrounding CDM’s origin have yet to be revealed.
History: C. Dennis Moore was born Charles Moore in October of 1972. Nine years later he stopped going by Charles (his step-father’s name) and took his biological father’s name (Dennis). This change has never been made legal. Nine years later again, Dennis Moore started writing and never stopped. Later that same year, his high school Composition teacher, Mrs. Barr, one of the most vocal of those early supporters and head of the yearbook staff, listed him in his Senior yearbook as C. Dennis Moore. He’s used it ever since.
Since then he’s published over 60 short stories, 7 novels, 5 novellas, 5 short stories collections, a horror series and a super hero series. Other than writing, his interests are very limited.
C. Dennis Moore Statistics
Distinguishing Features: Lower case d-shaped burn scar on right forearm.
Strength Level: CDM possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: CDM has the power to create alternate realities–wherein vampires are legal citizens, Santa Claus eats the bad children, and Hell spreads like an infection across the land–by writing short stories and novels.
Limitations: As if.
Abilities: CDM is proficient at walking and reading at the same time. He also makes an awesome taco dinner.
Weapons: CDM is often armed with a biting wit. When that fails, he’s always got a book at hand and is able to fling them with deadly accuracy.
“C. Dennis Moore is a writer well worth watching, if for no other reason than to say you were reading him long before he hit the big time, as he is certainly destined to.”
— Kealan Patrick Burke, Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy, The Hides, and Vessels
“C. Dennis Moore has the unusual ability to connect with readers. I have to wonder why, with his ability to shock with everyday fascination and superb craft, he isn’t famous yet across our dark, dark world. But he will be.”
–Charlee Jacob, Stoker Award-winning author of Dread in the Beast, Wormwood Nights, and Haunter
“Author C. Dennis Moore definitely knows his way around a short story. His mastery of the form is especially evident in the two dozen examples comprising his debut collection, Terrible Thrills … The flash fiction works like a sucker punch to the eye, but the longer stories — given Moore’s economy with words — allow him to drag us through quite a range of terrors.”
–Craig Clarke, Craig’s Book Club
“Moore builds the suspense with an excellent eye for detail as if it’s actually happening. I wondered if stories like “Inside” were monsters born of nightmares he’s had. A strange, fertile mind indeed.”
“The consistent improvement in his work over the years, as well as his ability to seamlessly shift from the mundane to the surreal, indicate an author worth keeping an eye on.”
–Garrett Peck, Cemetery Dance Magazine
“A somber story that treads new ground. Strangely riveting!”
–The Eternal Night Chronicle
“C. Dennis Moore’s writing is clean and clear. He doesn’t unnecessarily clutter up his sentences with fat metaphors and graphic descriptions that don’t advance the story.”
–Michael T. Huyck, Jr, FEOAMANTE.COM