About Maureen Egan

Maureen grew up in a big family just outside Washington, D.C. She earned an undergraduate degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross, spending a semester at University College Dublin, and a master’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She now lives in Richmond, Virginia and works as a freelance writer.

Maureen wrote the recently published Insiders’ Guide to Richmond, for the popular Insiders’ Guide series from Globe Pequot Press. The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Virginia Living, Troika, Richmond Magazine, and others have published her humorous and heartfelt work. Her offbeat At Home column has been featured in the regional home & garden publication, R•Home since 2003. Her work has won several awards, and she contributed an essay to Not What I Expected: The Unpredictable Road from Womanhood to Motherhood. A poem is forthcoming in Highlights.

Maureen has taught English to all sorts of students in all sorts of states, including adults at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Richmond, and the University of South Carolina-Sumter, and teenage boys at St. Sebastian’s C.D.S. The seventh grade boys were the toughest, but it helped that she could beat them in basketball.

There’s often paint on her hands and dirt on her shirt because she learns by doing (and undoing). The crumbs on her lap are another story. Maureen’s husband and two children are happy they have a different last name.

In 2010 she and a partner launched Real Richmond, LLC., a food tour (and more) business that capitalizes on the culinary, cultural, and natural strengths of Virginia’s beautiful capital. Follow in their footsteps on Twitter @RealRichmondVA and you won’t get lost.


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