Marissa Moss has written more than 60 children's books, from picture books to middle-grade and young adult novels. Best known for the Amelia’s Notebook series, her books are popular with teachers and children alike. Both Rachel's Journal and Hannah’s Journal are included in state textbooks. Her picture book biographies of historical figures from Jackie Mitchell to Maggie Gee to Kate Warne have won many awards.
Barbed Wire Baseball, a recent nonfiction picture book, won the California Book Award, and was named an ALA Notable Book as well as a Notable Book for Social Studies.
Last spring, her first adult book was published. Last Things, a Memoir of Love and Loss, uses her trademark mix of art and text in a graphic memoir about her husband's death from ALS.