Maureen JohnsonMaureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Delaware with writing major. After college, she became the literary manager of Philadelphia Theatre Company. Soon after that, she moved to New York to study theatrical dramaturgy and writing at Columbia University School of the Arts. As a graduate student, she held at least a dozen different jobs to pay her way through school. These included: working in a haunted house theme restaurant, being a fake employee for a company to make it look like more people worked there than actually did, and working on a show in Las Vegas that had live tigers and malfunctioning smoke machines in the same enclosed area. She was also an editor. Her first book, The Key to the Golden Firebird, came out in May 2004. She lives in New York City, and travels to UK on a regular basis. She loves Twitter and Time Magazine even named her one of the top 140 people to follow online.
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