Raylyn Moore (1928 – 27 February 2005) was an American author of fiction and nonfiction who wrote on L. Frank Baum and Oz. Her book Wonderful Wizard, Marvelous Land, published by Bowling Green State University Popular Press in 1974, was one of the earlier reconsiderations of Baum and Oz that appeared in the second half of the twentieth century. The book's Introduction was written by Ray Bradbury. Richard Tuerk called Moore's book a "pioneering study of Oz...."[1]

Born in Ohio, Moore worked as a journalist and wrote features for magazines. Her other books include the novels Mock Orange (1968) and What Happened to Emily Good After the Great Exhibition (1978). Her short fiction appeared regularly in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction among other venues, and has been anthologized in collections like The Year's Finest Fantasy.


  1. Richard Carl Tuerk, Oz in Perspective: Magic and Myth in the L. Frank Baum Books, Jefferson, NC, McFarland, 2007; p. 210 n. 16.