Maureen was born in a similar area to Marty’s home, the second of four children, and the only girl. Her father was a farm labourer, and the family moved home often over the years, mostly in similar areas, but occasionally in places closer to ‘civilisation’. Maureen was home-schooled by her mother until she was 8 years old, when she first attended a public school. Because she was home with her mother while her elder brother boarded with grandparents in town, and her next brother was a toddler, Maureen lived a lonely life in some ways, and became a voracious reader, often acting out the stories that resonated with her.
Maureen began writing as soon as she ‘could string words together’ and it has been her passion all her life. In her workroom she has several large folders full of short stories written over the past 30 years as a member of various Writing Groups. She is the current Convener of the local Writing Group. Maureen has had a few articles published and has also won a few minor prizes in local writing competitions. She is a trained Proof Reader and Copy Editor.