Bio: Maureen was born in Niles, Michigan. She studied English and creative writing, first at Niles High School and later at Western Michigan University. She earned an English Major/Creative Writing Emphasis from WMU and obtained teaching certification.
Fascinated with her mother's country of birth, Maureen traveled to Australia in 1981 where she now resides with her husband and a menagerie of pets. Her two children are now grown.
Maureen was named by Western Michigan University as one of eleven noteworthy alumni in 2001 for her creative writing achievements.
Maureen's website, Moonspinners Writer's Page, has recently been voted one of the '101 Best Sites, 2006' by Writer's Digest Magazine. Moonspinners Writer's Page is dedicated to assisting creative writers and her Ask The Experts page, run in partnership with Fran Silverman, provides over 100 authors and experts who have volunteered to answer any marketing queries.
Maureen is co-director of BooksWeLove.net (http://www.bookswelove.net) and co- moderator of Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) Authors. She is a member of the Victorian Writer's Centre and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). She has freelanced for many magazines and was staff writer for Australian Runner Magazine for several years.
Maureen is a certified instructor and teaches creative writing at various venues, including Writer's Online Workshops: http://www.writersonlineworkshops.com.
Visit Moonspinners Writer's Page: http://www.maureenmcmahon.com or Maureen's Books We Love page at: http://www.bookswelove.net/mcmahon.html