Toi was born and raised in San Diego, California. If you hear the sound of her voice, you'd swear she was from the south. Nevertheless, she's just a plain ole' city girl who doesn't accept the word NO in her vocabulary. Toi has been writing professionally since 1993. She has interviewed and authored stories on doctors, judges, Chief of police, businessmen, politicians and more. Dubbed as a Celebrity Author because of her work with several well known celebrities, entertainers, and VIP's such as: Musical legends Earth, Wind & Fire, Presidential Candidate Herman Cain, Boxer Laila Ali, singer James Ingram, actress Vivica A. Fox, Judge Mablean, Lawyer Johnnie Cochran, Boxer Sugar Shane Mosely, Radio personality Shirley Strawberry, Motown song writer Lamont (Holland, Dozier, Holland) Dozier, Nasa Officials, Former Los Angeles Chief of Police Bernard Parks, Fubu's John Daymond, Founder of Operation Hope John "Hope" Bryant, Jazz Saxophonist Boney James, and singer Jaheim to name a small few. She is a nationally syndicated author of newspapers and magazines such as Billboard and Upscale, has over 350 bylines to her name. Toi has published eight books, four screenplays, three television shows, and several short stories. She has also worn the hat of publisher, by publishing her own magazine titled "Mini Romances." Her experience, faith and hard work make her an experienced and well-rounded writer.
Toi has been a wife for over 32 years and the mother of two sons'. Her husband, Greg, is a professional musician who has worked with the likes of: Michael Jackson, Maxwell, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, and Patti LaBelle to name a few. His guitar sounds can also be heard on several recordings and television shows. He was a former guitarist (over 10 years) for Earth, Wind and Fire. Her oldest son, Ke Moe, is a professional DJ & record producer, who has his own record label. Her youngest son, Amon, is a black belt in karate, college student studying Anime Animation, speaks Japanese, and works full time. Her entire family is in the entertainment area and on a positive path in life.
Toi's interest in writing started at a very young age when she began writing poetry. Although, her genuine interest occurred after hearing the words of famed romance writer Judith Kranz, who spoke of how anyone could write if they just put their mind to what they are doing. However, after reading Terry McMillan's book, 'Waiting to Exhale,' Toi was inspired to write with an added ethic cultural and sassy style. In 1993, Toi's first published article, Mean Moms, was published in a local newspaper. This story depicted how Toi felt as a child, believing her mother was mean for no reason, until she had children of her own and realized her mother's efforts of being mean was only for her protection and make her a responsible adult.
Currently, Toi is excited about her eighth book, Richard Street; My Life as a Temptation, released in the spring of 2015. This book details Richard’s experience being a member of Motown Records legendary group, the Temptations. He talks about how he was a part of the group before Motown founder, Berry Gordy, signed up the group after auditioning them in the men’s restroom at Detroit’s Fox Theater. He also goes into detail of how he was treated in the group, including many unpleasant behind-the-scenes situations the group encountered while being a member, and his love affair with Diana Ross, lead singer of Motown’s legendary group, the Supremes. This is a book that will surely peak the interest of those who are not only music lovers, but lovers who have an interest in Motown Records.
In 2013 and 2014, Toi released two volumes of her book, Adult Conversations. These books are based on questions asked by Toi on social media sites. The questions allowed readers to become actively involved in conversations that involve sex and relationships. These fun, yet sometimes controversial issues stir up emotions that are sensitive, happy, painful, but always real. Conversations expressed by real people, discusses relationship subject matters that are real and offer suggestive ways to solve problems, or just plain ole ways of having fun while discussing issues with other adults.
During the summer of 2011, Toi released and is promoting her latest book, How To Get Bill Collectors OFF Your ASSets!, which is expected to be her BEST SELLER yet. Also during that same year, Toi completed an inspirational book, The Calling, with James Cannon, the father of comedian, actor, and entertainer Nick Cannon and Cannon Publication.
In 2010 Toi released a novel, Not Quite Good Enough, which was like no other she's ever written, being an erotic/comedy. The sexy hot cover, along with the juicy contents of this book has turned heads, raised eyebrows, and has become one of her biggest sellers. During the winter of 2005, she released, Unbreakable, and Understanding to Marriage and Relationships. This book was written with her husband, Gregory Moore. Unbreakable has been endorsed by celebrities: Omar Tyree, New York Times' Bestselling author, Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson, founding members of the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire. Robert Lamm and Jimmy Pankow, founding members of the jazz-rock group Chicago to name a few. These celebrities believe that it takes hard work, dedication and love in order to make a relationship lasting and filled with love. Her book Mind Games, the sequel to her first novel Momma, Please Forgive Me! is a mystery thriller, while Momma, Please Forgive Me! is a fictional novel that strongly addresses domestic violence. Both books have gained the author rave reviews. These books have been endorsed by celebrities such as; actress Vivica A. Fox, entertainers James Ingram and Patrice Rushen, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Bernard Parks to name a few.
After many request, Toi has added publishing to her extended title for others. With TM Publications, Toi offers a variety of package plans for others to have their books published. For more information visit; www.ToiMoore.com/tmpublications.php. Toi is also the owner of Moore Sweet Pies, a company that makes homemade Peach and Apple Cobblers and Sweet Potato Pies that taste like grandma made them. Her pies have been endorsed by celebrities such as Philip Bailey (original member and lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire) and singer Howard Hewett to name a few. Her personally made pies are shipped throughout the United States. For more information contact: www.MooreSweetPies.webs.com.
Today, Toi continues her passion in writing, while realizing and accepting her gift from God. She understands that discovering your gift or talents are precious, therefore, grab on to them and hold tight until you've made your way to the top. Her life motto is The Sky Is Your ONLY Limit! The love and support from family and friends is what continues to motivate her in her continued journey, while never accepting no for an answer.
Personally autographed copies of Toi's books can be purchased on her web site: www.toimoore.com. Her books are also available for download on Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. In addition to her grueling schedule, the author also finds time to travel, enjoy her pets, and enjoy each day of her life as if it were her last.
Toi is available for speaking engagements. Contact her: email@example.com for more information or call 951-231-1633.
TOI MOORE PARTIAL PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE
2015 TM Publications - Richard Street; My Life as a Temptation (Biography)
2014 TM Publications – Adult Conversations, Vol 2 (Interactive/Relationship)
2013 TM Publications - ADULT CONVERSATIONS - Volume Two - The NEW AND IMPROVED VERSION of the BIRDS AND THE BEES when it comes to SEX! (Non-Fictional Relationship Book)
2012 TM Publications - ADULT CONVERSATIONS - Volume One - The NEW AND IMPROVED VERSION of the BIRDS AND THE BEES when it comes to SEX! (Non-Fictional Relationship Book)
2011 TM Publications - How to Get Bill Collectors OFF Your ASSets! (Self Help Book)
2010 TM Publications - Not Quite Good Enough (Fictional Erotic/Comedy)
2005 TM Publications - Unbreakable, A Guide to Understanding Marriage and Relationships
(Non-Fictional Relationship Novel)
2003 TM Publications - Mind Games (Fictional Mystery Novel)
2003 TM Publications - How to Self Publish Your Novel on a Shoestring Budget
In 10 Easy Steps (Self Help Booklet)
2001 TM Publications - Momma, Please Forgive Me! (Fictional Domestic Violence Novel)
SELECTED PUBLISHED ARTICLES
Billboard Magazine - Los Angeles, California (2001 - 2002)
-B2K: Brings on the R&B (Feb 2002)
http://www.allbusiness.com/retail trade/miscellaneous retail retail stores not/4660676 1.html
http://www.enotes.com/contemporary musicians/b2k biography
-Avant: Aims for Ecstasy (March 2002)
-Boney James: James Takes Artist for A Ride (Oct 2001)
-Regina Belle: Belle Peaks with New Album, Label (Oct 20, 2001)
-Take 6: Crafts a Beautiful World (April 2002)
Upscale Magazine - New York, NY
-Wellness: Holistic Healthcare (Feb 2000)
-Is the Fire Going Out in Your Relationship?
http://www.examiner.com/african-american-relationships-in-national/is-the-fire-going-out-your-relationship (Dec 2010)
-Going Into The New Year with A Love Bang
http://www.examiner.com/african-american-relationships-in-national/going-into-the-new-year-with-a-love-bang (Dec 2010)
-Get your Relationship on the Right Track in Time for Christmas
http://www.examiner.com/african-american-relationships-in-national/get-your-relationship-on-the-right-track-time-for-christmas (Dec 2010)
-10 Quick Tips on How to Keep Your Love Lasting
http://www.examiner.com/african-american-relationships-in-national/10-quick-tips-on-how-to-keep-your-love-lasting (Dec 2010)
African American News & Issues (Feb 2009)
Holding on to Obama www.aframnews.com/websitepublisher/users/toi-moore-33.html
The Cause Magazine - Los Angeles, California (1995 - 2010)
-Russell Simmons: The CEO of Hip Hop (March 2008)
-Oprah Winfrey: Oprah at 50 (Oct 2004)
-Politics & Religion: A Powerful Combination (Nov 1995)
Saludos Hispanos Magazine - Los Angeles, California
-Christina Aguilera: Believing in Dreams (July 2006)
-Dr. France A. Cordova: Chancellor of the University of California, Riverside (March 2003)
-Ellee Ven: College Student Launches Hot Sauce Records (Aug 2001)
Turning Point Magazine - Los Angeles, California
-Herman Cain: Living the American Dream (Aug 2005)
-Jean Murrell: Adams Fighting for Disable Children (Oct 2004)
Brenton Wood Linar Notes (April 2001)
Precinct Reporter Newspaper - San Bernardino, California
- Kenan: A Teen With Growing Talent (June 2003)
- Zinc: A Preventive Medicine (Feb 1994)
- Louis Farrakhan: A Leader & Family Man (Dec 1993)
- Mean Moms (FIRST PUBLISHED NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - PAIDED $10.00:) - (Nov 1993)
SELECTED SPEAKING & APPEARANCE ENGAGEMENTS
GearUp Program with Nick Cannon - (Speaker) - Anaheim, California (2011)
United Athletes Foundation (UAF) (Keynote speaker & Co-Host for Black Tie Gala) - New York, NY (2011)
19th Annual Kuumba Festival - San Diego, CA (2011)
MoeTan Records - 'MoeTan You Expected' Summer Tour - Rialto, CA (2011)
LIVE interview with the Wives of Favor reality show cast, featuring Real Talk With Louanna (2011)
EVC Campus Store & The Black History Month Committee - San Jose, California (2011)
http://www.kulone.com/US/Event/1937472 Celebrity Author Toi Moore's Black History Month Presentation
KJCC 104.1 FM Real Campus Radio - San Jose, California (2011)
IDJ Trade Show Awards Ceremony - Atlanta, Georgia (2010)
http://stashonline.com/b/blaster/international dj trade association hosts first awards show and trade expo/
Breakthrough with A. J. Barrera - featuring Celebrity Author Toi Moore (2009)
University California of Riverside - Riverside, California (2005)
Children's Network Abuse Conference - Riverside, California (2005)
California State University of San Bernardino - San Bernardino, California (2005)
Empowering Young Women's Conference - Riverside, Californi a (2003-2005)
Alternative to Domestic Violence Workshop - Riverside, California (2003-2005)
Los Angeles Black Book Expo - Los Angeles, California (2003-2005)
Riverside Black History Committee - Riverside, California (2002-2005)
ARTICLES WRITTEN ABOUT TOI AND HER BOOKS:
Floss Magazine for United Athletes Foundation
http://wn.com/Zane (Erotica Author)
Co-Host on the "Breakthrough with A.J. Barrera" radio show (Oct 22, 2009)
Celebrity Couple Shows the World That Fairy Tales Do Come True!
The Syndicated News article (Sept 17, 2008)
The Sorority Sister Interview - Mind Games
EUR Interview (April 22, 2002)
Sista Friendz Interview Momma Please Forgive Me - 2001