Maureen Joyce Connolly

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Maureen is a former owner of a consulting firm that helped specialty drug companies to develop medications for ultra-rare diseases. Maureen received her Bachelor’s degree in physiology from Michigan State University and her Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. Her background in science and love of the natural world informs and inspires her writing. LITTLE LOVELY THINGS is her debut as a novelist. She is also an award-winning poet, published in diverse outlets such as Emory University’s Lullwater Review and Yankee Magazine.

Maureen is a foodie and appreciates interesting recipes. She also enjoys painting (especially flowers and sycamore trees), competing in races with her dragon boat team (Go Fierce)!, and reading (of
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Interview and Review of Naamah by Sarah Blake – Released April 2019 by Riverhead

Sarah Blake’s debut novel, Naamah, is the feminist re-telling of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. So I didn’t so much as read Sarah Blake’s debut novel, Naamah, as much as enter into it, one tentative step at a time.


It is a world unto itself and once inside I continued to be drawn deeper as if an incantation had...

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Designer You is Sarahlyn Bruck’s debut novel and a beautifully wrought story about the effect of loss on relationships. We follow the main character, Pam, as she struggles to define herself after her husband’s death. Pam faces self-disappointment and ...more
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I read this book in one night and I NEVER do that. With delicious twists and bendy turns, I enjoyed the shear fun of it. I happen to love satire on uppity people with status issues and this story slices pretense with surgical precision!
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“Without language, thought is a vague, uncharted nebula.”
Ferdinand de Saussure, Course in General Linguistics

“I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us”
Frances Hodgson Burnett , The Secret Garden

“A photon is defined as a package of light-what are you defined as?”
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