from author’s website


Maureen Joyce Connolly is a former owner of a consulting firm that helped specialty drug companies to develop medications for ultra-rare diseases. Maureen received her Bachelor’s degree in physiology from Michigan State University and her Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. Her background in science and love of the natural world informs and inspires her writing. LITTLE LOVELY THINGS is her debut as a novelist. She is also an award-winning poet, published in diverse outlets such as Emory University’s Lullwater Review and Yankee Magazine.

Maureen is a foodie and appreciates interesting recipes. She also enjoys painting (especially flowers and sycamore trees), competing in races with her dragon boat team (Go Fierce)!, and reading (of course). She relishes spending time with her three children, her husband and her pets; a ridiculous terrier named Huckleberry, and a plump orange cat, Pumpkin.


Praise for Little Lovely Things

A shattering adventure.” ― Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean

“Connolly’s lyrical writing style and the fast-paced narrative draw in the reader right away. This is a riveting novel bolstered by its flawed, believable characters.”– Publishers Weekly

“Debut author Connolly’s poetic sensibility shines through the prose in scenes that shimmer with emotion…hope is present throughout, a beacon carrying the reader to the final pages.”– Booklist

“A story of strength and perseverance even through the most unspeakable situations”– NY Journal of Books

“A spell-binding story about the unimaginable, featuring detours into mysticism. [Little Lovely Things] is an excellently paced literary thriller.”– Refinery29 (Best New Books of April 2019)

*** Named a Top April 2019 Entertainment Pick by Global News ***


Maureen is available to visit with book clubs via View her calendar and schedule your visit here.