Maureen McQuerry’s YA novel, THE PECULIARS (Abrams/Amulet 2012) is an ALA Best Book for Young Adult Readers 2013, Bank Street and Horne Book recommended book, and a winner of the Westchester Award. Her most recent title BEYOND THE DOOR (Abrams/Amulet), was chosen as a Booklist Top 10 Fantasy/SciFi for Youth. It is the first in a middle grade duo that combines, Celtic myth, shapeshifters and a secret code in a coming of age story. The adventure continues in THE TELLING STONE due out in 2015.
Maureen has taught writing to children and adults, loves giving author talks in schools and at conferences. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s hiking, biking, or traveling and always hoping for a real life mystery or adventure.
Maureen is also an award winning poet. Her work has appeared in: Smartish Pace, the Georgetown Review, The Atlanta Review, The Southern Review, Quiddity, Relief Journal and several anthologies.