Hello! I live in Sacramento, California with my husband and daughters. When I was young, my dream was to be able to read and write and to talk about reading and writing all day long. Now I’m a teacher and a writer. Life is pretty sweet.
As Maureen O’Leary Wanket, I am the the author of the young adult novel How to Be Manly (Giant Squid Books).
As Maureen O’Leary, I am the author of the urban fantasy novel The Arrow (Geminid Press). My adult literary novel The Ghost Daughter released through Coffeetown Press in July 2016.
Also as Maureen O’Leary, my short stories and poetry can be found in literary magazines such as Esopus, Prick of the Spindle, Brackish Vol. 2, Night Train Journal, and The Gold Man Review Issue 5, as well as the Shade Mountain Press anthology The Female Complaint: Tales of Unruly Women. I am the recipient of the Sacramento Valley Writers poetry contest, and my poem will appear in a forthcoming release about the people and environment of the Sacramento Valley by Heyday Books.
(I prefer the way I look with large sunglasses on my face. However, just so you understand that I do have eyes, here is a recent photo of me taken during my graduation from my Masters program.)
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Welcome to my website. It’s nice to meet you.
(Here is another pic of me with my eyes showing. Check out my snazzy bow tie. You know you want one.)