Home for Maureen Mackey is the towering firs and misty rains of the Pacific Northwest. Writing is her life-long dream, which first surfaced when she was in the third grade. She wrote an entire table of contents to a fairy tale, and then began writing the chapters only to get hopelessly mired in chapter four. Happily, she’s never gotten stuck like that again.
Born in Los Angeles, Maureen was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned a degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While studying English literature and history, she fell in love with her future husband, a fellow student, and also 18th-century and Regency England, time periods she continues to enjoy researching and writing about. Determined to become a working writer, she obtained a masters degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, which led to jobs as a staff writer and freelancer for a number of magazines and newspapers. However, she found she couldn’t stay away from writing fiction.
She was encouraged when her first Regency romance novel, Lord Peter’s Page, won first place in the Top O’ The Trees novel writing contest. Another novel, The Forgotten Bride, was a finalist in a competition sponsored by The Beau Monde, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America. In addition to the two novels mentioned, Maureen has written three other Regency romances as well as a contemporary romance and a romantic suspense trilogy, all published by Awe-Struck Publishing, an imprint of Mundania Press, LLC.
Currently, Maureen lives in Oregon, in a charming 105-year-old home in one of Portland’s historic neighborhoods, which she likes to explore with her dog. When she's not writing, Maureen gets inspiration from reading, going to the movies and working in her garden. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her two grown sons and their wives, and also keeps trying to improve her knitting and crocheting skills.
You can learn more about Maureen and her books at her website, www.MaureenMackey.com. You are welcome to subscribe to Maureen’s blog, The Regency Looking Glass. You can also follow Maureen on Pinterest and Twitter.
- Bound by Blood
Maureen MackeyFrancie Steele is a single mother struggling to make a better life for herself and her 5-year-old daughter Savannah.... More
- Marriage Can Be Murder
Maureen MackeyAfter solving a sensational murder case, Professor Samuel Pope and Francie Steele embark on a year-long courtship. Sam... More
- A Rake's Redemption
Maureen MackeyCan anything induce an unrepentant rake to abandon his indulgences and reform himself? Prudence Culpepper doubts... More
- Grounds for Love
Maureen MackeyCan a confirmed tea drinker be any help to an aspiring coffee baron? Should a woman ever allow herself to fall in love a... More
- Lord Peter's Page
Maureen MackeyWhen the Baron and Baroness Finbury pledge their spirited daughter to an elderly earl, they expect her obedience, willing... More