About Maureen Hourihan
Maureen lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts where she writes middle grade and picture books. She’s drawn to authentic voices, diverse characters, and humor. Lots of humor. My Stupendous Fall from Grace, a middle grade work-in-progress won the Marion Dane Bauer Award at Vermont College where Maureen earned her MFA in Writing for Children. She frequently returns to VCFA as an Alumni Residency Assistant. She also reads for VCFA’s Hunger Mountain, the Katherine Patterson Prize, as well as several local writing contests and scholarships. Past published works include several short stories, non-fiction articles, a column, Vintage, and a humorous play, Slow Train Coming. Slow Train is about a daughter whose dad must face Alzheimer’s disease and it has been staged a dozen times on the Cape and Islands, and will be revised June 23-25, 2017 at the Barnstable Comedy Club. An active member of SCBWI, and two other writing groups, Maureen also crafts whimsical vintage jewelry, and keeps an eye on the sky for bluebirds. Most afternoons Maureen reads Nancy Shaw’s Sheep in a Jeep, in a continuous loop, to her little granddaughter Kendall.
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