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Short Bio

Moses Ose Utomi is a Nigerian-American fantasy writer and nomad currently based out of San Diego, California. He has an MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and short fiction publications in Fireside Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, and more. He is the author of the young adult Fantasy novel DAUGHTERS OF ODUMA and the fantasy novella THE LIES OF THE AJUNGO, as well as its forthcoming sequel THE TRUTH OF THE ALEKE (March '24). When he’s not writing, he’s traveling, training martial arts, or doing karaoke—with or without a backing track. You can follow him on Twitter (@MosesUtomi) or Instagram (@profseaquill).

Long Bio

Moses Ose Utomi wrote his first book when he was 5. It was a book about warrior bunnies from Mars, and the only copy is owned by his mother.

Since then, he has gone on to write many more, slightly better stories. He primarily writes fantasy "but with the plot and pacing of a psychological thriller" and his fiction often grows out of the West African culture and mythology he was raised in as a Nigerian American.


He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and he has short fiction in various publications. Most notably, he is the author of the young adult fantasy novel DAUGHTERS OF ODUMA and the adult fantasy novella trilogy that begins with THE LIES OF THE AJUNGO.

He is also a martial arts, karaoke, and obscure sports addict, and can be found on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

Daughters of Oduma

Cover art by Laylie Frazier

Cover design by Greg Stadnyk

The Lies of the Ajungo

Cover art by Alyssa Winans

Cover design by Christine Foltzer

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