Syd Moore

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Syd Moore
Born
Samantha Moore

(1967-08-20) 20 August 1967 (age 51)
NationalityBritish
OccupationNovelist, Television Presenter, Activist
Years active19
Notable work
Strange Magic, The Drowning Pool, Witch Hunt, Super Strumps, Pulp

Syd Moore (born Samantha Moore, 1967[1]) is a bestselling novelist[2], former television presenter and activist. Her debut novel, The Drowning Pool, was published in 2011 by Harper Collins[3]. Her novels are mystery thrillers inspired by her research into the myths from the English county of Essex[4], where she grew up and lives[5].

Life and career[edit]

Syd Moore was born on 20th August, 1967[citation needed] in Essex. She is married and lives in Southend, Essex[6]. Moore is a writer of Suspense and Mystery fiction.

After graduating, Moore travelled extensively through Europe, Asia and Australia[7] before moving to London where she lived for 13 years while working for the publishers Random House[8].

Between 1997 and 2001 Moore presented the Channel 4 literary programme Pulp, which she describes as “a crazy time during the ladism culture of the Nineties where there were a lot of strong women in the public eye”[9].

Moore taught publishing at South Essex College before studying for an MA in creative writing at City, University of London[10].

Moore was the founding editor of the Southend Arts and Culture magazine, Level 4[11], launched in January 2008 to bring together the creative aspects of Southend and to give an enthusiastic account of the area where she lives.[12]

Literature[edit]

  • The Drowning Pool (2011). Avon Books. ISBN 9781847562661
  • Witch Hunt (2012). AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. ISBN 9781847562692
  • If on a Winter's Night a Traveller Passes By (2013). ASIN B00H9GMSEO
  • Strange Magic: An Essex Witches Mystery (2017). Oneworld Publications. ISBN 9781786070982
  • Strange Sight (2017). London: Oneworld Publications. ISBN 9781786072054

Activism[edit]

Syd campaigns against the negative stereotyping of Essex girls, drawing comparisons between the witch hunts that feature in her novels and the prejudice that exists against Essex girl today[13].

In 2011, Moore and artist Heidi Wigmore teamed up to produce the tongue-in-cheek card game Super Strumps, to celebrate women and the positive attributes of female stereotypes[14].

Personal life[edit]

In her personal time, Moore spends her spare time with her son, Riley and enjoys handcrafting soaps[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Syd (3 May 2017). "Syd Moore and Maria Friedman". Jo Good (Interview). Interviewed by Jo Good. London, UK: BBC Radio London.
  2. ^ "Southend author Syd Moore signs three-book deal with the publisher behind this year's Booker Prize winner". Yellow Advertiser.
  3. ^ "The Drowning Pool by Syd Moore". Harper Collins.
  4. ^ "Syd Moore". The Estuary Festival.
  5. ^ "Syd Moore and Beth Underdown". Beth Underdown.
  6. ^ "Southend author Syd Moore signs three-book deal with the publisher behind this year's Booker Prize winner". Yellow Advertiser.
  7. ^ Trobe, Kala (2003). Witch's Guide To Life. Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 436.
  8. ^ "The weird and scary world of author Syd". Echo.
  9. ^ "The weird and scary world of author Syd". Echo.
  10. ^ "The weird and scary world of author Syd". Echo.
  11. ^ "The Drowning Pool by Syd Moore". Harper Collins.
  12. ^ "Level 4 Magazine". Moon Fruit.
  13. ^ "The weird and scary world of author Syd". Echo.
  14. ^ "BUY THIS: SUPER STRUMPS". The Women's Room.
  15. ^ Trobe, Kala (2003). Witch's Guide To Life. Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 436.