Maureen Garvie is a former teacher, journalist and librarian who now works as a copy editor for McGill-Queen’s University Press and as an editor at Woodpecker Lane, a small Kingston press that specializes in books of local interest. With degrees in English literature from Queen’s University and Journalism from Western University, Maureen has worked as a staff writer for The Kingston Whig-Standard and also taught at the Queen’s University Writing Centre. Born and bred in Kingston, Ontario, she returned, after a long stint living and teaching in New Zealand, to live on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in the house where she grew up.

Maureen is the author of four books for young readers and, recently, an adult mystery novel Withdrawn from Circulation. CM Magazine describes her writing as “can’t-put-it-down… featuring powerful, fascinating characters and thoughtful ideas.” She presents her latest YA novel, Almost Invisible, a thought-provoking and moving story about loyalty, privilege, keeping secrets, and what it means to be a good friend, as part of Kingston WritersFest’s Festival Field Trip program.

Appearing in: Keeping Secrets: YA Fiction