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About The Speaker

B. Sharise Moore

B. Sharise Moore is a New Jersey native and graduate of Rutgers University. Moore’s poems and short stories have appeared in several anthologies and journals such as Chosen Realities: Summer 2020 and Fiyah Literary Magazine. At present, she is a sixth grade English Language Arts teacher, the host of Moore Books with B. Sharise on YouTube, an acquiring editor for Fiyah Literary Magazine, and a graduate student at McDaniel College where she is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Her debut YA magical realism novel, Dr. Marvellus Djinn’s Odd Scholars is scheduled for release this fall.


Dr. Marvellus Djinn’s Odd Scholars (coming Fall 2020)

1920. A quirky magician and Garveyite launches a contest that will allow 4 teens to tour her Colored amusement park of magic and mythological creatures before it opens to the public. It doesn’t take long for the teens to realize there’s more to the park than meets the eye.


D&D Alignment

Chaotic Good


Bender Class



FMK: Fictional Character Edition

M: Carlos from LA Banks Vampire Huntress Legends
K: Doro from Octavia Butler’s Seed to Harvest Series
F: Dawud from Tananarive Due’s African Immortal Series


Favorite Book Quote

“People can be slave ships in shoes.” ― Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road