Maureen holds an English degree from York University and is a graduate of the Creative Writing Program, University of Toronto. Her instructors include Dennis Bock, Catherine Graham, Kelli Deeth, and Margaret Christakos. A founding member of the 11th Floor Writers, she has been writing short stories and poetry since she was young. An an avid reader, her literary choices encompass many genres of writing. She is currently working on a contemporary non-fiction novel while completing edits on her first book. In her spare time she can be found at dog parks in east-end Toronto socializing, with her dogs, Miko and Lupa.