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Maureen Smith

Maureen Smith

Proud to write for Mills & Boon

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Emotional expression - wit
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Elements of time
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About Maureen

I have enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember. My earliest memory of knowing I had a 'literary gift' was as a third grader, when I wrote and illustrated a story about a child who stumbled upon a bird’s nest and decided to nurture the orphaned chickadee until its mother returned. I can’t recall whether the story had a happy ending or not, but my teacher, Mrs. Bennett, was so impressed that she predicted I would someday become a writer.
 
During the summers as a teenager, I preferred the sticky discomfort of my bedroom to hanging outdoors with friends. I would lock myself away for hours, churning out endless stories and surfacing only for quick meals. Is it any wonder my parents and siblings labelled me a certifiable recluse?
 
I received a BA in English with a minor in creative writing from the University of Maryland College Park. As a former freelance writer, my articles were featured in various magazines, websites, and newspapers including the Baltimore Afro-American and Prince George’s Journal. I did a brief stint as a third grade teacher at a private school in Washington, DC – a gig requiring the patience of a saint! I now live in San Antonio, Texas with my wonderful husband and our two children. When I’m not tending to their incessant needs, I can be found at my computer, sweating over a deadline.
 
Since the publication of my debut novel in 2002, I have been nominated for seven Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Awards and numerous Emma Awards. I have won the Romance in Colour Reviewers’ Choice Awards for New Author of the Year and Romantic Suspense of the Year. In 2010, I won my first Emma Award for Romantic Suspense of the Year for Secret Agent Seduction. In 2011, I won the RT BOOKreviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Kimani Series Romance for Recipe for Temptation.

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