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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Maureen Holohan  

Pen Name: None


Born: June 18, 1972, in Troy, NY


Illinois Connection

Maureen attended Northwestern University. After graduating, she played semi-pro ball in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Maureen attended Northwestern University on a full basketball scholarship. She earned All-Big Ten and honorable-mention All-American honors. In the classroom, she was all Academic Big-Ten and a winner of the prestigious Randolph Hearst Journalism Award for feature writing.After graduating, Maureen played semi-pro ball in Chicago. When torn arches hindered her career, she began to focus on writing. Unable to find any literature about girls with a passion for sports, she wrote and self-published seven books in The Broadway Ballplayers series. In less than three years, Maureen sold over 100,000 copies of her books.

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