B. Sharise Moore is a novelist, poet, secondary English teacher, workshop coordinator, and the founder/ CEO of Blaqmermaid Press. A New Jersey native and classical pianist, she received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 2001. Over the past six years, she has taught courses in English, French, Drama, Language Arts, and Journalism.
In the summer of 2006, she founded Verse for Verse: Where art and therapy become one, a youth creative writing workshop series designed to promote critical thinking while building fundamental comprehension, reading, and writing skills. Soon after, she conducted workshops with metropolitan area churches and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Organization for over 100 youth ages 12-18.
In addition, Ms. Moore has engaged audiences with her poetry at venues throughout the country. In 2001, she independently recorded the spoken word CD Chez Poet. A previously published author, her work has been featured in several newspapers and journals, including: The Journal of Black Poetry (Rutgers University Press), The Journal of Hip-hop, and The Harlem Times. Her debut novel Taste is a speculative tale of mermaids, forbidden love, and civil war. The provocative title is the first in her promising Fantasy-Erotica series.