Joel Arthur Moore

J. Arthur Moore is an educator with 42 years experience in public, private, and independent settings. He is also an amateur photographer and has illustrated his works with his own photographs. In addition to Journey into Darkness, a story in four parts, Mr. Moore has released the four-part series version of Journey into Darkness; and written Blake’s Story, Revenge and Forgiveness, “Heir to Balmawr”, a drama for his fifth grade students; a number of short pieces and short stories. His latest release, just prior to Blake’s Story, is an earlier novel titled Summer of Two Worlds, set in Montana Territory in the summer of 1882.

A graduate of Jenkintown High School, just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended West Chester State College, currently West Chester University. Upon graduation, he joined the Navy and was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, where he met his wife to be, a widow with four children. Once discharged from the service, he moved to Coatesville, Pennsylvania, began his teaching career, married and brought his new family to live in a 300-year-old farm house in which the children grew up and married, went their own ways, raised their families to become grandparents themselves.

Retiring after a 42-year career, Mr. Moore has moved to the farming country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he plans to enjoy the generations of family, time with his model railroad, and time to guide his writings into a new life through publication. It also allows for the opportunity to participate in a local model railroad club as well as time for traveling to Civil War events and presenting at various organizations and events about the boys who were part of that war. He also shares the process of writing and readings from his work, and does book signings at a variety of locations.

Mr. Moore can be reached through the website for his books, www.acrossthevalleytodarkness.com with links to their Facebook page and Twitter, and which includes a blog page focusing on the stories of the boys who were part of the Civil War.