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The Coffin Maker's Son is a novel wirtten with a voice- no, an ear- to three verb tenses. Each chapter presents to varying degrees, and in each of these three tenses, a tale of a man's fate, the whisper of the supernatural, and the riddle of fathers. So, it is a novel of three losses then, and in three repetitions, each sent echoing through time from the begining of the novel through to its conclusion.

About the Author

Travis Moon began writing at nine, inspired by Jack London novels. To that end, he has pursued a writer's life. He has waited tables, bartended, put together circuit boards, sorted tax returns for the IRS, inspected stone fruit for the USDA, trained as a Nuclear Reactor Operator in the US Navy, worked as a telemarketer selling memberships to a political party, and participated in a variety of other occupations, both legitimate and illicit. This is the third novel he wrote after dropping out of college. He studied philosophy back then, until becoming convinced that he didn't need to finish his degree in order to write the next Great American Novel. He currently resides in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, in Sonora, a small town of California Gold Rush fame.

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I began writing at nine, inspired by Jack London's novels. To that end, I have pursued a writer's life. I've waited tables, bartended, assembled circuit boards, sorted tax returns for the IRS, inspected stone fruit for the USDA, trained as a nuclear reactor operator in the US Navy, hustled memberships as a telemarketer, and participated in a variety of other legitimate occupations, and an additional score of the more illicit variety that I've chosen not to list.

I've written a handful of novels since dropping out of college. I studied philosophy back then and was soon convinced that the university I attended was not adequate preparation for writing the Great American Novel. I now run a family dining chain restaurant in the Sierra Foothills, in some small town of California Gold Rush fame. It is so small in fact that it is listed on Wikipedia as having served no real purpose even since the Gold Rush ended.

As for publishing, I've focused much of the last few years on placing my poems in small press magazines. I've had some success in these endeavors, but I am looking to find an audience for my fiction.

In the spare time that I wring away from work, and from writing, I also paint. One of my pieces is forthcoming in a university arts journal, and a few of my other favorites will serve as the cover art for my forthcoming novels. I also carve, usually abstracts, animals, or faces, and always from what driftwood my two black labs and I discover on the shores of mountain lakes and rivers.

And so I'm off now, to take a dip in the lake just above the mountain pass, with my boys, and the dogs, and afterwards to sit on the shore. Sure, I've got to find some time for reading, too. So, here's to good reads, and to the shores on which we discover them.

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