Double Trouble Author Interview: James A. Moore

Double Trouble: An Anthology of Two-Fisted Team-Ups, edited by Jonathan Maberry & Keith R.A. DeCandido, presented by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, is now funding on Kickstarter. The anthology features more than a dozen great tie-in writers teaming classic characters up.

Here’s an interview with the last of our three stretch-goal authors: James A. Moore, who’s joining two pulp characters, the Moon Man and the Man in the Black Cloak. If you want to see him in the book, please support the Kickstarter so we can hit that stretch goal!

James A. Moore is a multiple Bram Stoker Award nominee for his novels and short fiction in the horror field. James has contributed extensively to White Wolf’s gaming universes, particularly World of Darkness. In addition to his original horror work, he’s also written for Alien, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel, and V-Wars, among others.

What led you to choose the characters you’re using for your Double Trouble story?

I have an avid love of the old pulps and I thought that the Moon Man and the Man in the Black Cloak were two characters who needed to be seen ore. They’re very different characters, with very different styles, but I think they make an interesting pairing.

What do you enjoy most about writing tie-in fiction?

Playing in someone else’s sandbox. It’s like getting to play with all the toys that someone else has that you’ve wanted to get to know better.

What’s your favorite licensed universe that you’ve written in during your career as a tie-in writer?

Definitely Alien. What a dark and disturbing universe, with horrid, nightmarish monsters! And then there are the good guys, with such a wide array of possibilities, from corporate sleaze to military warriors. It’s a rich and fertile field to farm in.

What do you have that’s now out or coming out soon?

The final book in my Seven Forges novels, The War-Born, is coming out in December and I’m looking forward to that. It’s been a long and wild ride. 

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