Former HCC student writes books,
donates to library
Troy Moore, a former Halifax Community College (HCC) student
is an author of two books, so far. He donated copies of both
books to the HCC Learning Resources Center recently. An
Associate in Arts student at the college until 2004, he
transferred to UNC-Pembroke and graduated in 2009 with a
degree in mass communications. Moore now works at Dawson
Elementary as a teacher’s assistant in a fifth grade class.
He credited his HCC English instructors as being major
influences in his writing.
“Let’s Finish the Game” was his first book and is a
collection of short stories. “No More Games” is a collection
of short stories, but they are also part of the main theme
of the first book. Both are fictional works. “There is a
doctor and several patients and each one exhibits
characteristics of the seven deadly sins,” said Moore of the
“These books were interesting to read and they deal with a
lot of real issues,” said HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin
Sr. who has read both books.
Moore is now writing a third book called “The New Game
Begins,” which is a continuation of the second book. He
explained that he usually knows how a book will end before
he starts writing it. Getting the story to progress to that
finish is the difficult part.
Moore also credits the students at Dawson Elementary with
inspiring him to write these books. While volunteering at
the school prior to his employment, he supervised classes
and during that time, shared stories with the children.
HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr., left, with
Troy Moore and Learning Resources Center Director
Mary Gail Cooper.