At a very early age, Maureen began a rhyming correspondence with her grandfather W.R. Melvin, poet, journalist and editor of the Fraserburgh Herald.
After leaving school, Maureen studied singing & drama at the Royal College of Music. This was followed by a varied career as a principal soprano, touring Europe and the USA.
With a growing family, Maureen continued to write verse, and began helping her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Abigail, to write a book of illustrated verse.
This was an immediate success and led to a series of 4 books. Abigail was interviewed on the radio by Derek Jameson and signed both her first and second books at Harrods.
'Paws for Thought' & 'Paws Forever' are still available, sadly 'Paws Again' is now out of print.
Maureen is pleased to announce that 'Paws for Pasta' has been recently reissued, along with the new 'Paws for Shakespeare'.
In summer 2012, Maureen will be releasing her latest work, 'Kissed by the Bee - a rose tinted anthology'.