About Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois and is a graduate of Northwestern University. Although she received her degree in music theory/composition, Jennifer had an affinity for computers and entered the technology field upon graduation. After college, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she worked as an Information Technology Manager for several international law firms.

Transitioning to the internet field, Moss 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 has always enjoyed a variety of creative outlets: song writing, web design, photography and most recently, writing. Jennifer began her writing career as a freelance author for articles about the internet industry. 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 Moss’s debut novel, Town Red is the first of a series of “metaphysical mysteries” published by Black Opal Books.

Volunteer Work

Jennifer Moss has been an active board member of the Northwestern University Club of Los Angeles as Communications Director, President, and Treasurer of the club. She currently serves on the executive boards of the Crescendo Young Musicians’ Guild, a non-profit dedicated to bringing music education to under-privileged youth; and The Bully Police Squad, an organization founded by police officers to help schools define and enforce their bully prevention strategies.


Jennifer has been a strong proponent of animal rescue her entire life and has served as a foster mom to both cats and dogs. Animal companions figure very prominently in her novel Town Red, with fictional felines Pyxis & Perseus and their canine companions, Bully & Buddy. Buddy was written into the novel 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, and Roscoe Chicken & Waffles Moss, a Pug/Terrier mix.