Tonya R. Moore is a writer of Science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories and novels. Currently living in Florida, she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English with a concentration in Fiction. Born and raised in Jamaica, she brings a fresh West Indian perspective to the science fiction, fantasy, and horror universes. A fan of all things spec-fic, she is a closet otaku with a wicked sweet tooth, and shares an apartment with a huge, scary spider.
Tonya grew up reading books by authors such as Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven and Anne McCaffrey. Their works portrayed space-faring humans and unbelievable creatures having fantastic adventures in distant future and far-flung regions of the universe.
She fell in love with the remarkable characters and worlds those authors envisioned. She started to write stories with similar characteristics and since 2009 has published several short stories and a novelette which were published in small magazines and anthologies.
I can’t recall a time in my life when I wasn’t wondering about the universe. I remember being ten or so years old and thinking that I’d go mad because I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of an entire universe originating from nothing. Decades later, I’m still mystified by the the Big Bang Theory but I’ve since discovered that imagining is far more entertaining than knowing.