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.
Maureen grew up in Western New York, not far from the town that Margaret called home. Having spent her working years managing colleges, corporations and international law firms, she took a deep breath and began her encore career as a consultant to professional service firms.
Becoming Herself is her first novel. She has another story ready to be told.
Maureen lives in the metropolitan New York area. When not traveling with the love-of-her-life, her husband Russ, she spends her time between their home on Long Island and a tiny jewel of a Manhattan apartment overlooking the East River. She is blest that four of the most beautiful, smartest and kindest girls in the world call her “Grandma.”