Jennifer Moss was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois and is a graduate of Northwestern University. Upon graduation, she entered the technology field as a database programmer and custom software developer.
In 1995 she transitioned to the internet platform and launched one of the first parenting websites, BabyNames.com. She also served as Director of Development and consulted with several Los Angeles internet companies, including eToys.com, Korn/Ferry’s Futurestep and Withoutabox.com (later acquired by IMDB).
Jennifer began her writing career as a freelance author for articles about the internet industry, with articles in Red Herring, Working Woman, and Ms. Magazines. Her first book, The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book was published in 2008 by Perigee Press (a division of Penguin) as a companion to her website.
Jennifer transitioned into the world of fiction with her first novel, Town Red, published by Black Opal Books in 2012. Town Red is the first in a series of “mysteries with a metaphysical twist” featuring homicide detective Ryan Doherty and psychic empath Catharine Lulling. Subsequent books include Way to Go, Taking the Rap, and Friend of the Family.
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Jennifer has been a strong proponent of animal rescue her entire life and has fostered both cats and dogs. Animal companions figure very prominently in her novels, with fictional felines Pyxis & Perseus and their canine companions, Bully & Buddy.
Buddy was written into the series after the loss of Jennifer’s own dog, Li’l Buddy, a blue Shih Tzu rescued from the West Valley Animal Shelter in Los Angeles. He spent five short years with Jennifer’s family, but she will never forget the bond and fun they shared together. Jennifer’s current companions are Roxie Hart, a big calico tabby, Brutus, a handsome Siamese, and Roscoe, a Pug/Terrier mix.
Jennifer Moss divides her time between Los Angeles and her home in the mountains near Yosemite National Park. She is the mother to a popular beauty blogger, Miranda Margaret, who has appeared in Health, Seventeen, and Allure magazines! Aside from writing and web development, Jennifer enjoys antiquing, hiking, and photography.