Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Author and Poet

Author in the News!

Telling Stone pbk coverAbrams, Maureen’s publisher for The Telling Stone, will be releasing the paperback version in May 2016 with this new cover. In addition, they have prepared a discussion guide for the book with questions for literature circles, book groups and class discussions. Abrams will include the discussion guide in the back of the paperback edition, or readers can get it directly from Maureen’s webpage.

While you’re here, don’t forget about Maureen’s Peculiar Giveaway! There are a few copies left for deserving libraries. Check it out!

Maureen McQuerry’s book, Time Out of Time: Beyond the Door, has been selected as a finalist in the Washington State Book Award in the category of Books for Middle Readers (ages 9 to 12). Winners selected by the Center for the Book will be announced in a ceremony at the Seattle Public Library on October 10.

Maureen’s newest book, The Telling Stone, the second book from Time Out of Time, was released on May 12, 2015.


“Rare and Collectible” Maureen McQuerry reading The Telling Stone at Third Place Books

Maureen traveled to Seattle to give readings from The Telling Stone at Third Place Books and Queen Anne Book Company, despite having broken her shoulder a day before. Ouch!

Maureen McQuerry reading from her newest book, The Telling Stone, at Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle.

The readings in Seattle are in addition to events in the TriCities.  Adventures Underground hosted Maureen for a Book Release Party on May 16. Barnes & Noble hosted a Book Release Party, including a scavenger hunt for kids, on May 23.

Author of Beyond the Door and The Telling Stone, the Time Out of Time duet, Maureen Doyle McQuerry is an award-winning poet and author, specializing in YA literature and writing. She was the 2000 McAuliffe Fellow for Washington state. Her poems regularly appear in the Southern Review, Atlanta Review, and others. Formerly a teacher, Maureen lives in Richland, Washington.

In addition to the Time Out of Time pair, Maureen has written

  • The Peculiars, a dark and thrilling adventure, with an unforgettable young heroine, Lena Mattacascar.
  • Nuclear Legacy: Students of Two Atomic Cities. From Maureen’s days as a teacher, something completely different. Nuclear Legacy is a compilation of stories written by 13-to-16-year-old students from two communities deeply affected by the development and aftermath of the atomic age: Richland, WA, where plutonium was processed for the Manhattan Project; and Slavutych, Ukraine, site of much of the devastation of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.
  • Student Inquiry: Conducting Real World Investigations in Your Classroom, describes an inquiry-based classroom, in which students learn skills to help them become active researchers and lifelong learners, skills so vital in today’s rapidly changing workplace. Student Inquiry shows teachers how to create an inquiry classroom that allows individual or groups of students to actively pursue ideas using sound research skills.



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