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General Information

Name:  Shane Moore  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Science Fiction

Born: in Illinois


Illinois Connection

Shane Moore grew up on a farm in rural Illinois, and today lives in central Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Shane Moore grew up on a farm in rural Illinois. An only child that was six miles from his nearest peer, Shane often created wild tales of heroes and villains during his many trips into the deep woods that surrounded his rural home. Shane was accelerated in his class and started his senior year of high school at age sixteen. After graduating and getting a waiver for his age, Shane joined the United States Navy to pay for college. He participated in campaigns; “Provide Hope” and “Secure Democracy” during the Yugoslavian civil war. Shane received several naval awards and citations and was one of the highest trained members of his ship. After getting out of the service, Shane began college. He was soon hired by the Carlinville Police Department, beginning his multiple venue police career.Shane retired as a detective for the Gillespie Police Department after serving twelve years. His police career was quite notable with awards for bravery and with one life saving medal. He was named Officer of the Year in 2005. A lesser known truth about Shane is that he played eight years of semi pro football with the Central Illinois Cougars. Shane is the team’s all-time tackle leader and holds the record for most special teams tackles in a season and the most tackles in a game. Shane received many awards including Defensive Player of the Year in 2005. January 14th, 2008. Shane retired from his police career to be a professional novelist.

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