Maureen’s writing has been published in literary journals and magazines and on the stage in both Canada and internationally. Bruce McDonald directed Maureen’s screen adaptation of her novel The Tracey Fragments, which opened the Panorama program of the 57th annual Berlin International Film Festival and won the Manfred Salzgeber Prize. The film has gone on to feature at a number of international film festivals and has also garnered other nominations and awards, including a Genie Award nomination for Adapted Screenplay. Maureen is currently completing her second novel as well as other projects for film and new media. In 2009, she received the Artistic Achievement Award from Women in Film and Television (Vancouver). She is a film reviewer for the magazine HERIZONS, and an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia.