Heather Moss was born to Christine and Michael Moss on December 13, 1973 in Baltimore, Maryland. She spent much of her childhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she and her beloved younger brother, Tony, attended St. Gabriel's School. In 1987 the Moss family moved back to Maryland, settling in Catonsville. Heather attended Archbishop Keough High School which became The Seton Keough High School during her sophomore year. In 1991 Heather embarked on her college career with a short stint at UMass and an even shorter time at Catonsville Community College. Misguided love took her to Missoula, Montana, where she quickly sloughed off the bad boyfriend and enrolled in the University of Montana for Creative Writing. She worked as an inventory specialist until she got her dream job working in the university library. (She didn't know that regular people could work in libraries until she applied -- she always thought that one had to be exceptional to get such a dream job in that magical place.)
Heather moved home to Baltimore in the summer of 1999, first working at Borders Books & Music in Towson. Here she met the love of her life, Chris Hartman. Heather got a job at Towson University's library and then the UMBC library, where she still works as a copy-cataloger. Heather and Chris live in an adorable house in the Hamilton neighborhood of northeast Baltimore City. Heather's greatest writing achievement was having her poem "Dear Alter Ego" chosen for Best American Poetry 2003. She is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore.