Raised an only child in Florence, New Jersey; B. Sharise Moore’s love of literature was ignited by Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Judy Blume’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
In 2001, she earned a BA in English from Rutgers University. After graduating, she began performing her poetry on stages throughout the country. Moore’s poems and short stories have appeared in several anthologies and journals such as The Journal of Black Poetry, The City: A Cyberfunk Anthology, Chosen Realities: Summer 2020, Issue 1, For Harriet, and Fiyah Literary Magazine. In addition, she has appeared on panels at Fiyah Con, BaltiCon, CapClave, BlerdCon, and Blacktasticon.
At present, Moore is a creative writing teacher, the poetry editor at Fiyah Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, the host of Moore Books with B. Sharise on YouTube, and a graduate student at McDaniel College where she is pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Writing for Children and Young Adults. In her spare time, she enjoys reading to her terrific toddler, “Peanut” and engaging in intellectual spats with her husband, J. “Owl” Farand. She lives in Baltimore, MD.
B. Sharise is represented by Laurie McLean, partner agent at Fuse Literary.