Michael G. Moran

Readings and Signings of THAT FAR AWAY LOOK

Book signing, Bloomfield Neighborhood Group, Athens, GA, April 2010

Reading, Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society Initiation, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, April 2010

Reading and presentation, Book Worms Book Club, Richmond, VA, July, 16, 2010

Presentation on how to write the first novel. Camellia Writer's Group, Richmond, VA, July 16, 2010.

Talk, Silverleaf Neighborhood Book Club, Athens, GA, August 10, 2010

Key Note Address, GA-Carolinas College English Association, "Writing That Far Away Look," Perimeter College. Atlanta, GA. February 4, 2011.

That Far Away Look

Published by Autumn Harbor Press, THAT FAR AWAY LOOK is the first Nick Stirling novel. Mitch Antaglia, a power forward on Georgia Central University's basketball team, has gone missing, and Nick Stirling, a PI out of Atlanta, has been hired to find him. The missing person case quickly turns grisly when two women close to Mitch are discovered with their throats slashed. Following leads that take him from a small college town to Atlanta and then to rural Kansas, Stirling unearths a family secret steeped in insanity and violence. The novel is now available on online stores.

Responses to THAT FAR AWAY LOOK:

"I read the book--it was great--complicated plot, likeable hero, wonderful details. I'm waiting for the next one." --Joan from Georgia

"I turned to his book as soon as I finished the paper and spent the rest of my fireside time, plus some porch time and, finally, some time in the sun with THAT FAR AWAY LOOK and just had a great time! When I finished it, I had the same feeling I've had when finishing one of Sue Grafton's "alphabet" books, and that's a good feeling: the pleasure of a good read and a sense of the detective as someone I want to spend more time with: I'm ready for the next one!" --Donna from Georgia

"I was blown away by the plot's intricacy. Somehow Moran artlessly weaves together multiple story lines to create a thrilling mystery that leaves you guessing until the very end." --Alison from Atlanta

"It is a fast moving, page turner, and that's no hogwash!" --Jane from Richmond

"Mr. Moran creates a sense of urgency and suspense to the story that is very compelling. Add the vividly drawn characters, especially the smart, sophisticated protagonist, and you have a mystery that is thoroughly satisfying and entertaining." --Madeleine from California

"I finished That Far Away Look and enjoyed it very much. Like all good mystery novels, I got to the point where I got hooked and had to keep reading the find out the conclusion." --Jim from Georgia

"I enjoyed the book--and in fact, it kept me interested in what was going to happen throughout. I couldn't stop reading until the end. I was pretty amazed at how the author tied up all the threads. That alone was a feat, but I also enjoyed the characters." --Ellen from LA

"I couldn't begin That Far Away Look until late yesterday afternoon. I couldn't put it down! The ending was great. I never figured it out... Very well plotted. And great characters too. I look forward to your next book." --Elizabeth from Georgia

"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed That Far Away Look. (I felt really sorry for that poor little domestic pig killed and eaten by the abominable Siegfried.) Are you planning a sequel?" --Anne from Georgia

"Michael G. Moran's That Far Away Look is a detective novel that reads like a Raymond Chandler or Ross Macdonald novel. It has a complicated plot, it has interesting characters, and it addresses several significant social issues." --Elizabeth from Virginia

"I bought the book on Amazon. Received it in a couple of days and read it in a couple more. Good characters, good story line and an excellent ending." --Michael from Florida

"I've been meaning to tell you how much I enjoyed That Far Away Look. What's next?" --Joe from DC

Selected Works

A Nick Stirling novella published by Kindle Books
A Nick Stirling novel
Rhetorical Criticism
This book analyzes the rhetorical strategies used in the reports associated with Sir Walter Raleigh's attempts to found a colony on the Outer Banks of present-day North Carolina. It also examines the rhetorical strategies of the maps and ethnographic illustrations of the native Virginians the English colonists met.
Professional Biography
Using a biographical approach, this book examines Frank Aydelotte's career as one of the nation's most important English professors of the early 20th century."Moran has produced the definitive analysis of Frank Aydelotte's contributions to English studies written in the same vein as his excellent reference volumes."--Rhetoric Review
Reference Collections
"Essential....cannot be ignored." --Choice "a milestone in the progress of U.S. rhetoric studies in the twenty-first century." --Rhetorica
Edited with Michelle Ballif, this work collects introductory essays on the major and many minor rhetoricians of the 20th century. --"The editors have done a commendable job of identifying forty critical scholars and have amassed some of the best brief introductions to how these thinkers approach the study of rhetoric." --American Communication Journal --"this book should be welcomed as an efficient and helpful guide to twentieth-century rhetoric. Many a veteran scholar among us will also profit from consulting its neat summaries and assessments." —Rhetoric Review 20.3/4 --"highly recommended addition to the reference shelves." --Choice
"Informative and enjoyable to read." --Rhetoric Review
This book collects new and classic essays in the growing field of the history of techical, commercial, and scientific communication.
A collection of bibliographic essays. --"a classic in the field." Technical Communication --Won the National Council of English Award for the Best Collection of Essays in Technical Communication
A collection of bibliographic essays covering the fields of composition studies and rhetoric.
A collection of bibliographical essays that cover various aspects of basic and developmental English.