About Maureen Hourihan
Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Maureen has lived many years on Cape Cod where the natural beauty of sea and shore inspires her artistic work. Before writing for children, she penned adult short stories and articles. Her column on Cape Cod antiquities called Vintage was featured monthly in the Cape Cod Voice. Maureen’s play, SLOW TRAIN, has been staged many times on the Cape & Islands with proceeds supporting Alzheimer’s Awareness. She received her MFA in Writing for Children at Vermont College of Fine Arts. It was at VCFA that her middle grade novel, MY STUPENDOUS FALL FROM GRACE, won the Marion Dane Bauer Award. This story also garnered an Honorable Mention from Writer’s Digest. Recently, MSFFG was a finalist for the Katharine Patterson Prize at VCFA. Maureen is working on several humorous picture books. One called PILLOWED BY SKY was awarded SCBWI’s Marguerite W. Davol Picture Book Critique Scholarship. A former fourth grader teacher, Maureen tutors privately, teaches summer school at Nauset High School, and also creates whimsical vintage jewelry. She is also an expert daydreamer.
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