Maureen Reid


Following a career that led her from managing colleges to Fortune-500 companies, to major international law firms, Maureen Reid began writing the kind of novels she loves to read. Blending fiction with historical facts, Maureen is inspired to write about strong women who by sheer will and spirit become the best that they can be. A story-teller, Maureen’s characters have been described as flawed but determined as they try to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others. The issues they confront are as current as today’s headlines.

Maureen’s first novel, Becoming Herself was inspired by her Irish immigrant grandmother who lived during the time when women gave up the corset and found their voice. Her next book continues the tale of women who strove to make a difference in their world.

When she is not somewhere else, Maureen lives in the metropolitan New York area with her husband, surrounded by family and friends. She is blest that four of the world’s most beautiful, smartest and kindest girls call her “Grandma.”

Books by Maureen Reid

Choosing Herself by Maureen Reid. Book cover. Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York Year 1911.
The day hinted of spring long overdue. It was March 25, 1911. In Greenwich Village, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was on fire. Nell Walker witnesses young girls jumping to their deaths to flee the flames blocking their escape. The raging inferno kills 146 and sparks an ember in Nell that burns. She vows that the world she lives in must change—a world divided by class, color, and the desires of the heart.
Fiction > Historical
Becoming Herself - Book cover
What if … you were told you won’t be accepted because you don’t sound like everyone else… you want more choices than your world offers… you love a man you can never have … you need to reconnect with the land you left behind? Set in upstate New York in the first half of the 20th century, Becoming Herself is Margaret’s story. An Irish immigrant who faces prejudices, fights for the right to have her voice heard and travels the road to self-discovery, the challenges Margaret faces are as current as today’s headlines.
Non Fiction > Memoir & Biographies