#MakeAmericaReadAgain: Even Moore Memoirs

The Young, Black Author Tay Moore

Moore Memoirs is a book written by Tay Moore. It is an in-depth look at a boy becoming a young man in Frederick, Maryland, a compilation of true life short stories that will have you in tears! Read our interview with Tay!

Even Moore Memoirs is the second volume of Moore’s book series Moore Memoirs. It’s a book of short stories on Moore’s upbringing. It’s an uncut, humorous, page turner that details childhood adventures in the city. Both books highlight pivotal points in Tay’s life while growing up in Frederick with his own comedic twist.

 



Why did you write Moore Memoirs?

I wrote my book because I would always tell people these stories and nobody believed crazy things like this happened. I think Fred is a unique place that only some things happen and we love like 4th of July in Bakers Park or the Frederick Fair fashion show!

On Frederick:

I was born and raised in Frederick. Grew up right on 40, went to Hillcrest, West Frederick, and graduated Frederick High in 2007. I am Frederick.

Frederick is my heart. If you’re not from here, you wouldn’t understand how tight the community is. Frederick is a melting pot of so many things.

I Am Frederick.

On his writing:

How long have you been a writer?

I’ve been writing my whole life. I started writing for the Frederick High newspaper and even got my own column called Ask Tay.

The Ask Tay column was created because I didn’t want to write boring stories. People wanted to hear my opinion so they set up a box in the library for questions. I remember the first week the box was stuffed.



 

Why do you write?

I write because when I tried to rap when I was young I got tongue tied and kept forgetting the lyrics. And because I want America to go back to reading again!! #MakeAmericaReadAgain

I would tell young authors stay true to your art and your story.

About Even Moore Memoirs:

What would you tell the reader who’s interested in reading your book? What can they expect?

They can expect a lot of nostalgia because these are events that most people can connect with. They might’ve thought they were the only one going through a situation but I did too! And here is my funny twist to it.

Favorite story?

Favorite story would be either “You Don’t Got the Juice Like that” or “B.B. Bullets Don’t Got No Names.”

What advice do you have to young aspiring authors?

I would tell young authors stay true to your art and your story. Never rush anything. Remember this your baby and will be around way longer than you.

 

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