Maureen Grenier Writes Mystery Stories for Adults and Children
Maureen Grenier has loved mystery stories since she was a child—reading, writing, watching, and listening to them. She was born and raised in British Columbia, and after graduating from high school, studied Fine Arts for a year at Washington State University, and then moved to Victoria, BC, to study education at the University of Victoria.
She fell in love with the City of Victoria and Vancouver Island, and taught elementary school in Esquimalt and Victoria before and after she was married, and after her first child was born. The family then moved to Ontario and two more children were born.
Maureen raised three children, finished her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Waterloo, taught school, was a past-up artist and cartoonist for The Kanata Standard, an editor and writer for Meridian Magazine, and Publications Manager for the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. She published her first short story in Chatelaine magazine and was an enthusiastic member of the Bells Corners Art League.
Maureen is now back home in BC, living on the West Coast in Tsawwassen near her two daughters, and working as a freelance editor and writer. She wrote and illustrated two sports-mysteries for children (ages 8 to 12): Something’s Missing, a hockey mystery, and Someone’s Trapped, a soccer mystery, and both were published before she finished writing her first murder mystery.
Murder on a Monday, a cozy mystery featuring the clever Rachel Mathews, was published in 2018 by High Tide Publications Inc., a traditional publisher in the US, and Maureen is now putting the final touches to her second book in the series, Murder on a Tuesday, coming soon. She chose Victoria, BC, as the setting for the series, which, she says, gives her a great excuse for making frequent trips to what is still her favorite city in the world.