Novelist M.W. Moore, the NCAA track-and-field champion who captured the conscience of readers with his extraordinary fact-based autobiography about a falling star, shines again with the upcoming release of his next novel that shows him making the transition to prison after robbing six banks in the Houston area.
The former crack-cocaine and sexual addict tells how his middle-class Baptist upbringing is challenged behind bars and how his college education seemed inconsequential when you’re a felon alongside criminals of various backgrounds.
While his first book, “For What I Hate I Do,” explored the conflict in Moore’s life, the soon-to-be released sequel, “Internal Chaos,” starts the harsh journey toward conquest. But he discovered that prison itself is an adventure that can be life-threatening as he sought his identity, confronted temptations and witnessed mayhem.
Moore, who once competed against or shared the spotlight with legendary Olympians Carl Lewis, Edwin Moses and Florence Griffith-Joyner, is a sought-after speaker who eloquently and courageously tells about the dark side of addictions and its consequences, including HIV.
Despite the risk of being ridiculed, rejected and vilified, Moore stands firm to his purpose: Tell all to help all. And he does so by removing the veil that often hides our deep secrets. For him, honest exposure is the best testimony one can offer.
Moore, who attended Mississippi State University and West Texas State University, is the third of five children. He is a native of Houston, Texas, where he still resides.