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Maureen Johnson

USA flag (b.1973)

Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Like a lot of people who end up writing books, she was always reading. This paid off in the end, but also resulted in her not playing any sports, so she is spectacularly uncoordinated, and is easily injured by harmless household objects, like endtables.

She studied writing and theatrical dramaturgy at Columbia University. Before she could spend all her days writing, Maureen served up hamburgers in the company of mad scientists and talking skeletons in New York, tended bar in Piccadilly Circus, nervously worked alongside live tigers in Las Vegas, and once got mixed up with the entire cast of a major West End musical.

Maureen lives in New York City, and when she is not writing, spends her time in a relentless pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee. If you know where it is, get in touch with her at once.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance
New and upcoming books
   The Key to the Golden Firebird (2004)
   The Bermudez Triangle (2004)
   Devilish (2006)
   Girl at Sea (2007)
   On the Count of Three (2013)
   Death at Morning House (2024)
   Vacations from Hell (2009) (with others)
Non fiction show
Omnibus editions show
Maureen Johnson recommends
Gideon Green in Black and White (2022)
Katie Henry
"Funny, mysterious, and full of noir goodness. I loved every moment of this novel."
Anatomy (2022)
(Anatomy Duology, book 1)
Dana Schwartz
"Diabolically delightful. A love story, a murder mystery, and a horror novel bound up together in ghoulish stitches."
Not Here to Be Liked (2021)
Michelle Quach
"A smart romance with heart and guts and all the intoxicating feelings in between."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Maureen Johnson
Who Done It? (2013)
edited by
Jon Scieszka

More anthologies 

Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2007) : Devilish

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