Claudia Moss is a Black lesbian writer, speaker, blogger and content creator. The author of two novels, Dolly: The Memoirs of a High School Graduate (Holloway House Publishing Co., 1987) and If You Love Me, Come (self published, 2011), Claudia has been described as “engaging and prolific” and “a writer whose work crosses genres.” A poet, Claudia’s premiere poetry collection is Soft Tsunami (self published, 2012). Her works-in-progress include a sophomore poetry collection, a novella, a collection of women’s monologues, a third novel and an anthology chronicling women’s stories of rape.
In 2014, she was selected as a Lambda Literary Fellow of the Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, the country’s first writing program specifically designed to nurture gay writers. Her short fiction has appeared in various anthologies, including The Hoot & Holler of the Owls (The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, 2003), Purple Panties (Strebor Books, 2008), Bombshells and Boi (Glover Lane Press, 2014), and Gaslight (Amazon, 2014).
Claudia holds a Masters in English Education from Georgia State University and a B.S. in English Education from Tuskegee University. Her latest fiction appears in Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Fiction (BLF Press, 2016). In addition, Claudia’s work is scheduled to appear in the anthologies First Bloom (Brown Sugar Griots, 2016) and Solace (BLF Press, 2017). Her forthcoming work includes a collection of short stories introducing the feisty Everywoman, Ms. Wanda B. Wonders, who views life humorously in black and white (BLF Press, 2017).