Meet The Flanders

A reading from my book, Snotgrass.
Maine Humor by J.E.Moores.

I always wanted to write a humorous memoir about growing up in Maine during the late 60’s and early 70’s, and so I did with my first book, Snotgrass. This is a reading from the first chapter in that book called, Meet The Flanders.

I was born in 1964. It was a really crazy time in history. Maine seemed isolated from the violence of the civil rights movement, the assassination of JFK, and the sexual revolution. Maine seemed more like Norman Rockwell’s 1950’s. An idealized world where kids still walked to school all by themselves, and played outside with other kids unsupervised until dark. We didn’t have seat belts, the internet, iPhones, or YouTube, and we were just fine.

I was in love with comic books, MAD magazine, Sid and Marty Krofft’s Land of the Lost, Godzilla, Planet of the Apes, building tree forts, and writing and drawing our own comic strips during study hall ~ or we’d skip recess like total geeks and draw in the school’s library! I still love to draw comics.

My grandmother supported anything to do with reading and writing, so she often took me to the Rockland, Maine Greyhound Bus Station to browse comic books and the sci-fi fantasy horror magazines. I have put together a ton of family photos from that time, and have mashed it all together in the video above for your viewing entertainment. Thanks again, Jay ~

My Books

Books by J.E.Moores

Here is a list of books written and illustrated by J.E.Moores

Flanders Lane – a summer in our little red cabin by Washington Pond, Maine. Video

Malaya and the Sock Monkeys – the sock monkeys have lost their jelly beans!

The Beating of the Child ABC’s – this book is intended to warn the wee ones of all the dangers in the world to avoid.

Harrowing Journey – Dennis the podling sets out on the road to find himself. Video

The Healing Tree – they cut down the healing tree to build a hospital…

Demon’s Talepaperbackkindle – a creation myth to explain why the world is so messed up. Video

I Love My Family – meet Billy-O B. Bo Bo and his wonderful loving family. Yeah, it gets weird. Video

Birdie Builds A Nestpaperbackkindleapple ebook – a bird has to be fierce. Although this looks like a kids book, this is really for folk just taking on a major leadership role.

Saboosa’s Burp – Malaya age 3 told us this story one night to avoid going to sleep. Mom wrote it down, I illustrated it. Video

Narrative Toy Photography – I collect toys so I can take odd photos of them. This book is set to be a free eBook for iPad download for you to enjoy.

GOF – a cute fuzzy guy searching for truth but settles for a glass of water. Many of my resin toys are based on these characters. Podlings and Gompers galore!

Pacifica Art – art ideas and instructions for 1st & 2nd grade kids. This was a project I did with a group of students and at the end we had this book. I have taught arts and crafts since 1984, and these are some of the happy faces I get to see.

The Day Book – calendar journal based on the books by Dr. Hulda Clark. I made this book to help my grandfather during his bout with prostate and lung cancer. He won that battle and was pronounced cancer free living 12 more years into his late 80’s without any recurrence of cancer. Everyone should read about Hulda Clark’s zapper and herbal parasite cleanse. Video

Print! Cut! Fold! Glue! – crazy paper toys to copy, print, cut out, and glue together. Fun stuff for sticky fingers. Video

How To Make Resin Toyspaperbackkindle – step by step guide to mold making and casting resin toys. Video

Cranford Lodge – classic haunted house ghost story set in Maine.

Snotgrasspaperbackkindle – the personal story of my family full of Maine humor, tall tales, mythical beasts, and bouffant hairdos. Video