Maureen Horan Benes grew up in a family of twelve kids before the days of the Duggars and Kate Plus Eight. She mostly hides her Texan accent, but if you catch her on a goofy day, she’ll speak for hours in a drawl to make other people laugh.
Right now, she’s working on a memoir called Something is Lost: Searching for My Brother and the Man Who Killed Him.
Maureen received her BA in English Literature from the University of Dallas and her MA from the College of Charleston. She’s currently a PhD candidate in the department of English at Boston College. She studies 20th Century and Contemporary American Literature.
Maureen has worked as an acquisitions editor for The History Press and a writing tutor at the Citadel and the College of Charleston. She currently teaches English courses at Boston College.
Maureen and her husband, Nick, are parents through open, domestic adoption and are hoping to adopt again in 2012. They spend an inordinate amount of time putting Oxi-Clean on toddler t-shirts and convincing their son it’s time to give up his bottle.