Maureen Johnson

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Maureen knew from an early age she wanted to be a writer. She went to high school at an all-girls' Catholic school and graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in writing. She now lives and writes in New York City.

Many of the adventures Maureen's characters face in her books are based on real-life stories. Maureen has traveled all over Europe, and is a Secret Sister to vlog brothers Hank and John Green.

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13 Little Blue Envelopes (L...

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The Name of the Star (Shade...

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4.28 avg rating — 14,171 ratings — published 2019 — 14 editions
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Suite Scarlett (Scarlett, #1)

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The Madness Underneath (Sha...

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3.49 avg rating — 10,145 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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Girl at Sea

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“Writing is one of the few careers for which you essentially train yourself, the other two major ones being juggling and pickpocketing.”
Maureen Johnson

“Debbie had to get up and slice me a thick piece of cake before she could answer. And I do mean thick. Harry Potter volume seven thick. I could have knocked out a burglar with this piece of cake. Once I tasted it, though, it seemed just the right size.”
Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow
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“Fear can’t hurt you,” she said. “When it washes over you, give it no power. It’s a snake with no venom. Remember that. That knowledge can save you.”
Maureen Johnson

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message 1: by Lisa

Lisa I really liked 13 Little Blue Envelopes. Reminded me of my early traveling days. Well done!


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