Events featuring Maureen Jennings:
Looking Back One Hundred Years
Sunday July 13, 2014 2:00 pm
Maureen Jennings, now a Canadian citizen, was born in the UK and emigrated to Canada as a teenager. After a long career as a psychotherapist, she is now writing full time and has published one novella, eleven novels of crime fiction and one book of non-fiction relating to creativity, as well as two professionally produced plays.
She was awarded a Certificate of Commendation from Heritage Toronto in 1998; the Grant Allen award for on-going contribution to the genre in 2011, and has received a total of seven nominations from Crime Writers of Canada, for best novel and short story of the year. Her books have been translated into other languages, including Polish; Korean; French; German, Italian and Czech and are also published in the UK by Titan Books.
Her first series was set in Victorian Toronto and has been adapted for television first as three movies of the week, and now The Murdoch Mysteries television series, now airing its 7th season for CBC television. Since 2011, she has co-written three scripts for the series with more to come.
The second novel series, set in both the Hebrides and Orillia, and featuring a female forensic profiler, has been purchased by Shaftesbury films and is in development.
She is currently working on a series of novels set in England during WW2. The first book, Season of Darkness, was released August 2011. The second book, Beware This Boy, was published November 2012, and the third No Known Grave, will be published later this year by Random House/ McClelland & Stewart.
The books inspired the concept that she developed with a partner for the television series, Bomb Girls broadcast on Global which is nominated for Best Drama this year at the Canadian Screen awards.
Years Participated: 2004, 2014