Raised an extroverted introvert and only child in Florence, New Jersey; B. Sharise Moore’s love of literature was ignited by the wit of Roald Dahl and the humor of Judy Blume. In 2001, she earned a BA in English and Creative Writing from Rutgers University. Between 1998 and 2011 she chiefly wrote and performed poetry, earning awards, slam titles, and publishing credits in literary journals.

Her world shifted when she was introduced to the work of Octavia E. Butler while attending a show of poet/actor muMs the Schemer in Newark, NJ, after which, she found joy and inspiration in the works of LA Banks, Tananarive Due, George R. R. Martin, and J. K. Rowling. 

At present, Moore is a Middle School Language Arts teacher, founding member of DWASF (Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction), and a graduate student at McDaniel College where she is studying Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading to her lively and always mischievous toddler and engaging in intellectual spats with her husband J. “Owl” Farand.

B. Sharise Moore