Maureen Garvie, author

I was born in Kingston, Ontario, and grew up beside the St. Lawrence. I moved first to London, ON, and then to Toronto, finishing my education with masters, teaching, and library degrees. Then I moved to New Zealand and for 12 + years I worked on farms and in libraries, taught English and drama, and generally had a great life. My daughter, Leila, was born there.

After my family moved back to Canada, I worked as book-review editor for the Kingston Whig-Standard newspaper and co-editor of the Whig-Standard Magazine. I also taught writing and editing courses at Queen's University until 2017. I am a copy-editor for McGill-Queen's University Press and several academic journals including the Journal of British Studies.



A Literary Mystery

Withdrawn from Circulation. Kingston, ON: Cowdy House


Books for kids and young adults

Almost Invisible. Toronto: Groundwood
George Johnson's War, with Mary Beaty. Toronto: Groundwood
Lake Rules. Toronto: Key Porter
Amy by Any Other Name. Toronto: Key Porter/Kingston: Minerva

In progress
The Taxidermist's Diary