Maggie is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Washingtonian magazine, latimes.com, The Baltimore Sun and other publications. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, three strong-willed (read: insubordinate) daughters and their retriever-mix, Huxley, who she swears is part unicorn. She is currently working on a young adult novel.
Fun Facts By Maggie
1. On the first day of high school at an all-girls Catholic school run by nuns, which was also the first day I ever wore a uniform, I asked a question in class and my 9th grade English teacher said to the class: "Well, I think we all know who came from public school, don't we?" I'm still not totally positive what she meant, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a compliment.
2. A friend started a t-shirt company where you got to trademark one word on your shirt. My word was and always will be: Quixotic.
3. The definition of quixotic, in case you were wondering, is: "extravagantly romantic, visionary or impractical," which I think is a rather good thing to be.
4. My mom once called the national park service to request an APB on my whereabouts in Yosemite National Park because I hadn't called her to check in the night before.
5. I once made a (in hindsight) ill-timed joke to my mom about the potential to be eaten by bears while on a trip to Yosemite National Park, the night before I may have forgotten to call and check in.
6. My first published work was a book I wrote in sixth grade about a faun and two sinister dwarves.
7. In journalism school, I helped pay the rent by painting baby nursery murals.