Thursday, January 14, 2016

Interview with Lori A. Moore, Author of Oh Ship! Tales of a Cruising Chick and Other Travel Adventures

Lori A. Moore is an award-winning author and professor who doesn’t take herself too seriously and believes her greatest gift to be silliness. A public speaker and consultant, Lori has four graduate degrees in business. Lori, her husband, and their four-legged child live in Louisville, KY. An avid traveler, she has explored much of the globe, finding and bringing silliness to all places.

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Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Hi, I’m Lori A. Moore and I live in Louisville, KY with my husband and our sweet little cat, Grady, who we adopted from the Humane Society. A recovering workaholic, I worked 25+ years in corporate America without realizing I had a creative side. Now I’ve realized that I can write and take some pretty good photographs of non-living things. I believe that I have the gift of silliness, which keeps this almost-51 year old acting more like she’s 12.

What is your fondest childhood memory?

When I was a junior in high school, I was supposed to have been inducted into the National Honor Society, but when that day came, they didn’t include me. That was on a Friday. I cried all weekend wondering why they didn’t want me as I knew my grades were practically 4.0. Was it because I didn’t do enough extra-curricular activities? Was it because my dad, who raised me as a single dad, didn’t make it to PTA meetings because he worked nights? Monday afternoon I was sitting in Social Studies class when an announcement came over the P.A. system announcing from the principal apologizing that I had been overlooked and announcing that I was officially inducted into the NHS. A few minutes later, I got a note asking me to report to the principal’s office. As it turned out, my dad, who had never said anything to me, had marched into the high school that morning to ask why I wasn’t included. It’s the first time he had ever shown such an expression of love, concern, and support for me publicly and I cherish this memory.

When did you begin writing?

Right after my former husband passed away unexpectedly in 2008, just three days before what should have been his 50th birthday. I wrote a journal to deal with my grief and that ended up becoming a book.

What is this book about?

Oh Ship! is about my many travels, a lot of those being on cruises. So far I’ve been to all 50 states in the USA plus somewhere between 55-58 other countries. Fun, silly, and unbelievable things happen when you travel and this book is a compilation of some of those stories.

What inspired you to write it?

As I travel, I realize that some things are the same everywhere, like wives rolling their eyes at their husbands and children throwing tantrums. But then again, some times are completely different. I want everyone to experience what travel has to offer.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My husband is both my biggest fan, my biggest supporter, and my biggest helper when I can’t find a word that I want to use.

Who is your favorite author?

Liz Curtis Higgs.

Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and

Do you have a website and/or blog where readers can find out more?

Absolutely, thanks for asking. My website is (really original name, right?) and I have a travel blog there as well. I also have a book blog at

What is up next for you?

My next book will be coming out in the summer of 2016 and is my first attempt at suspense fiction. Are you ready for the title? My Cold Kentucky Home.

1 comment:

Lori Moore said...

Thanks for the interview!