Paula Moore won the 1987 Frank Waters Fiction Award from New Mexico State University. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in several literary journals, and her first book, One Man's Word: A Seven-Decade Personal History was published in 1990 after winning the 1989 NMSU Book Award. She holds an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College. Retired from New Mexico State University as executive assistant to the president, Moore and her husband live in Dona Ana County, N.M.